CM477-0802A-01 Finance in Health Care Phase 1 Discussion Board 2

Deliverable Length: 1-2 pages

Details: You are familiar with capitation as a payment methodology used in the healthcare industry. Fullhealth is paid from the government on a per member, per month (PMPM) capitation payment for each Medicaid and Medicare enrollee. Fullhealth also pays some of its contracted physicians a capitation payment and pays others on a fee-for-service basis.

The CFO has asked you to create a brief summary of information on capitation. Prepare the following information for the CFO s upcoming meeting to explain the effects that capitation had on the current budget:

explanation of capitation
challenges of working with capitation
new trends in capitation payments over the last few years

Date Due: Friday, Apr 18, 2008 by 12am eastern time

Objective: Identify sources of funding for health care organizations and the role of the grant-writing process.

Instructor Comments: Include reference page, any quotes or citations.