America's doctors may be grumbling about managed care, but nine of 10 continued to contract with at least one managed-care plan between 1997 and 2001, and managed care made up an increasingly larger portion of physicians' revenue, according to the Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington. Managed-care contracts represented about 46% of the average physician's total revenue in 2001, up from 43% four years earlier. And during that period, the number of managed-care contracts per physician grew to 13.1 from 12.4, probably reflecting an effort by health plans to increase consumers' options, the policy research organization said in a new report. Read more at www.modernhealthcare.com. -- by Michael Romano
No sign doctors are rejecting managed care: report
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