Issue Brief

No. 727

Physician Organizations Assuming Risk: Market and Policy Implications
November 9, 1998


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.

Related Materials

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).

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