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September 1996

The American Academy of Dermatology's Response to Managed Care and Capitation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Ore (Dr Russell), and American Academy of Dermatology, Schaumburg, Ill (Ms Kaplan).

Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(9):1125-1127. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890330141028

Managed care is an important part of the health care delivery system; consequently, dermatologists are seeking information about various managed care plans and are joining them. Managed care can encompass a variety of different systems, including preferred provider organizations, health maintenance organizations, and individual practice associations. They all provide health care services to enrolled members through a defined network of providers who are given the responsibility to provide quality medical care while controlling use and access to specialists. Many members of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) respond in surveys that education in various aspects of managed care is an area of great importance to them.

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