Context. - Medical groups are growing and merging to improve efficiency and bargaining leverage in the competitive managed care environment.
An increasing number are affiliating with physician practice management (PPM) firms that offer capital financing, expertise in utilization management, and global capitation contracts with health insurance entities.
These physician organizations provide an alternative to affiliation with a hospital system and to individual physician contracting with health plans.
- To describe the growth, structure, and strategy of PPM organizations that coordinate medical groups in multiple markets and contract with health maintenance organizations (HMOs).
- Case studies, including interviews with administrative and clinical leaders, review of company documents, and analysis of documents from investment bankers, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and industry observers.
- Medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs) in California and New Jersey affiliated with MedPartners, FPA Medical Management, and UniMed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Gestion, Association professionnelle, Assurance maladie, Système santé, Organisation santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Professional practice, Management, Professional association, Health insurance, Health system, Public health organization, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0149733
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 21/07/1998.