Medical Societies Mull Own Health-Care Plans
Thirty-eight of this country's 50 state medical societies are either considering the setup of a managed-care network sponsored by physicians or are in some stage of developing one, a new survey says.
Towers Perrin Integrated HealthSystems Consulting, which advises hospitals, insurers and others in the health-care industry, conducted the national survey.
"Physicians have always known that they are the critical ingredient to managing health-care quality and cost," said Howard Wizig of the firm's Kansas City office.
"Many physicians realize that by sponsoring their own health plans, they can have a greater measure of control over both the delivery and …
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