Study of how managed care organizations affect the use of high technology services

The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.The purpose of this project is to study policies governing the use of specialists and technology in managed care settings. The study will analyze these practices with a focus on how management tools vary by characteristics of the organization and within competitive markets. The project will also examine how the management tools affect the physician's practice in selected markets that differ with respect to the degree of penetration by managed care organizations. The objective of this study is to provide increased understanding of how effective managed care is likely to be in controlling health care costs, as well as its likely impact on access to specialist care and expensive technologies. Working with an advisory committee and the Gallup Organization, the grantee will design and conduct a national survey of directors of managed care organizations. In addition, they will design and conduct surveys of medical directors, insurance plans, and physicians in selected market areas. They will then analyze the survey data using a variety of multivariate statistical methods.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $374,625.00

Awarded on: 2/8/1995

Time frame: 3/1/1995 - 10/31/1998

Grant Number: 24271


Project Hope - The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

255 Carter Hall Lane
P.O. Box 250
Millwood, 22646-0255


Curt D. Mueller
Project Director