Toward Full Disclosure of Referral Restrictions and Financial Incentives by Prepaid Health Plans
Levinson, Douglas F.
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 317(27): 1729-1731, 31 December 1987
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Levinson, Douglas F. (1987-12)Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) sometimes attempt to limit the use of services by having primary physicians serve as gatekeepers to restrict specialty referrals and by offering various types of financial incentives ...
Levinson, Wendy; Kao, Audiey; Kuby, Alma M.; Thisted, Ronald A. (2005-03-28)BACKGROUND: Many physicians receive financial incentives to limit their ordering of expensive tests and procedures. While Medicare mandates disclosure of incentives, it is not clear how to inform patients without undermining ...