Financial Returns Off for HMO Contracts
This and other findings were reported in the 15th Annual Health Care 2000 report  from VHA, Inc.  and Deloitte & Touche . More than half of respondents (58 percent) said managed care has negatively impacted their overall financial success.
It's not all bad news, however; 25 percent of respondents said they experienced favorable results in light of rising costs and more patients.
To offset losses, VHA reports that physicians are approaching their practices with a higher-minded business approach through a 'consumer-centric business model.' In this scenario, patients are charged for access to certain specialists and higher-dollar treatments--if patients are willing to pay more for these services.