Sandra M. Foote & Lisa Sprague, MBA
This issue brief looks at capitation contracting between physician groups and health plans and ways in which financial risk and functional responsibilities may be apportioned. It traces the evolution of capitation contracting in California and the legislative and regulatory issues that have arisen.
See also the entry for the related Forum Session.
In addition, see "Plans and Providers: Risk, Accountability, and Staying Power" (Site Visit Report, November 1998) and "Managed Care: As Good As It Gets?" (Site Visit Report, January 2002).