I was still 100 percent clinical, in practice as a solo internist in the Boston area, but was working a few hours per week as the medical director of an IPA-model HMO we had created at our hospital to compete with Harvard Community Health Plan, a growing staff-model HMO
in the area.
To stay competitive, other firms, including Kaiser Permanente - the quintessential staff-model HMO
- now offer POS options.
This is simply another way to describe a staff-model HMO
in which the organization owns its own hospitals and employs its own medical staff.
Sixty-seven percent of staff-model HMO
subscribers are satisfied with the amount of time they spend waiting to see their doctors.
* Harvard Community Health Plan, a staff-model HMO
(practitioners are directly employed by the HMO), financed by premiums, with 306 city enrollees (23 percent).
A second staff-model HMO
consists of salaries faculty at the University of Wisconsin.
A staff-model HMO
for which I'd worked for several years got a new CEO.
He reported on 303 type 2 diabetic patients who had at least one symptomatic microvascular complication and an equal number of controls enrolled in the same large, staff-model HMO
. Controls were not excluded if they had type 2 diabetes--as long as they didn't have microvascular complications.
Kaiser Permanente, another staff-model HMO
, also has had good results with its patient registry, said Dr.
The organizations represented in the survey include regional group- and staff-model HMO
, a large mixed-model HMO, a national insurance company-based HMO, a large regional IPA-model HMO, and numerous consultants.
A staff-model HMO
until January 1998, Group Health has paved the way for effective tobacco cessation practices nationwide over the past 20 years.
Y, a 35-year-old primary care physician employed for 5 years by a staff-model HMO