Posted by Frank (184.108.40.206) on February 16, 2001 at 18:37:32:
In Reply to: I agree totally. Our fight is often with the insurance... posted by Bennie Sue on February 16, 2001 at 15:55:17:
With HMOs, the doctor's group gets about $30 per month, per patient... whether you go or not. If they refer you to a specialist, the HMO still pays your doctor his $30 per month, but they have to pay the specialist too. They don't like that.
Some HMOs also pay doctors a "performance bonus" as incentive to not make too many referrals.
Post a Followup