Ungvary said he thinks that, even if the new, narrow networks are often too small for many enrollees to keep their doctors, they are still larger than the staff model HMO
networks of the 1980s.
The primary care clinics are very similar to the staff model HMO
where providers are salaried employees of the HMO, and the clinics are owned by the HMO.
(1) The staff model HMO
is an HMO organization that directly employs doctors and other health care providers who provide the HMO's services to subscribers.
Peek, two of the most vigorous advocates of these approaches, stated at a national conference of the Collaborative Health Care Coalition in July 1995, their belief that "we are at a unique moment in health care history to transform our care systems," meaning that the staff model HMO
had the potential not only to bring primary care medicine back to center stage, but also provide the platform for truly integrated primary and specialty care medicine within a framework that emphasized collaboration between patient, clinician, and family (Peek & Heinrich, 1995).
(*.) Physicians in a staff model HMO
practice as salaried employees.
The fact that the cost analysis occurred within a staff model HMO
may limit its application to practice settings in which other forms of reimbursement predominate.
The Lovelace HMO developed from a staff model HMO
and hospital with one location in Albuquerque to the current statewide HMO and network we are today.
The two most common types are the staff model HMO
and the independent practice association (IPA) HMO.
* Staff Model HMO
- A form of an HMO in which physicians are employees of the HMO.
(Ramsay), a staff model HMO
. The control group continued to receive treatment through traditional fee-for-service arrangements.
(Access to staff model HMO
physicians by non-HMO members is usually prohibited.)
The structure of the Staff Model HMO
(where physicians are directly employed by the HMO) offers the most control, and the results show it.