Texas Medical Association – Trends in PPO Contracting

Slides 8,9,10 are very interesting. Illustrates the kinds of deals that are being made that employers who foot their employees health care bills are unaware of. Also further proof that medical care cost contracted on an APO basis lead to higher health care costs in the community.

http://www.ascassociation.org/slides2008/Spangler%20Understanding%20the%20Changing%20Climate%20of%20Insurer%20Contracting.ppt#266,11,Physician Ownership