The last class explained how Primary Care Physicians acting as "Gatekeeper" are in control of the patientís continuum of care. Taking that logic one step further, means Primary Care Physicians can decide whether or not to use Specialists.
This class will examine how systems-based practice, and specifically gatekeepers, effects specialists and reasons why some specialists were seeking retraining into primary care, especially during the late 1990s. This class will examine point-of-service plans and uniform billing system. Also, this class will go into more detail about risk sharing pools, a potential source of funds to pay specialists for their services rendered to managed care patients. This class will look at how variable incentive compensation methods are increasingly being used by various entities.
Class 4 Topics: SPECIALISTS