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Ob. Gyns. and managed care. (Policy Practice).

OB.GYNS. AND MANAGED CARE Ninety-five percent of ob.gyns. participate in managed care plans, according to a survey of fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The survey, conducted in 1998, was designed to assess the impact of managed care on ob.gyns., and included 1,230 ACOG fellows (Women's Health Issues 11[6]:461-70, 2001). Among physicians participating in managed care plans, administrative workload, external review of clinical decisions, and promptness of payment were the greatest areas of dissatisfaction. A majority of ob.gyns. said they were satisfied with the quality of patient care, time spent with patients, their plan's pharmacy formulary, and other factors. Sixty-seven percent reported that they were permitted to serve as primary care providers, but only 47% were doing so.
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Author:Peters, Sally
Publication:OB GYN News
Date:Jan 15, 2002
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