A Physician's Guide to Thriving in the New Managed Care Environment: Selecting the Right Strategy for Your Practice

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BookPartners, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 359 pages
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Options for physicians working within the prepaid medicine system make sense when you understand the pros and cons, strategies, and structures analyzed in this guide to the new managed care environment.
-- Evolution of the managed care movement
-- Myths about organizational requirements for managed care success
-- Pros and cons of solo practice versus IPA, PHO, or group practice
-- Working for a hospital or HMO
-- Entrepreneurial, legal, and regulatory characteristics of each model
-- Best opportunities for primary care and specialist physicians
-- The ideal physician organization for managed care
-- Future winners and losers, quality of care, reform, and Wall Street

Analyze the cost and benefits of practice and managed care proposals, because an informed choice makes good medicine work.

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