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Home / Surveys & Research / Question of the Month / Past Results

November 2001
Q: What do you see as the most important issue facing managed care in 2002?

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July/August 2001
Q: Will capitation make a come-back? Why or why not?

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June 2001
Q: More than half of the respondents in a Phoenix Health Systems HIPAA survey said patient data could be used without authorization for medical research, law enforcement and emergency public needs. Do you agree?

   Agree:
   Disagree:

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May 2001
Q: Who should resolve disputes over managed care practices: state courts, federal courts, state legislatures or Congress?

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November 2000
Q: Now that the abortion pill, RU-486, has been approved by the FDA, how should insurance companies cover it: as a medical procedure; a prescription drug benefit; or not at all?

   Yes, it should be covered: 57%
   No, it shouldn't be covered: 43%
   Covered as a Prescription Drug: 66%
   Covered as a Medical Procedure: 34%

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October 2000
Q: Should providers be required to adopt/convert to electronic medical records for the plan members they provide services for?

   Yes: 67%
   No: 33%

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September 2000
Q: Do you think defined contribution will become the preferred method of employer-sponsored health insurance?

   Yes: 72%
   No: 28%

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August 2000
Q: Should it be mandatory that every health plan conform to standardized paperwork and procedures?

   Yes: 81%
   No: 19%

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July 2000
Q: Do you support or oppose relaxing anti-trust laws for physicians?

   Support: 45%
   Oppose: 55%

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June 2000
Q: The elimination of capitation in managed care will greatly reduce MCOs' ability to monitor and control costs.

   Strongly Agree: 7.1%
   Agree: 21.4%
   Neutral: 10.7%
   Disagree: 39.3%
   Strongly Disagree: 21.5%

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May 2000
Q: Do you feel the federal government should take an active role in the nation's healthcare system?

   Yes: 25%
   No: 75%

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April 2000
Q: Do you support or oppose the call for mandatory reporting of medical errors?

   Support: 87.5%
   Oppose: 12.5%

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March 2000
Q: Are managed care companies using case managers to the fullest extent? If not, what more can be done?

   Yes: 20%
   No: 80%

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February 2000
Q: Can savings from disease management programs really be quantified?

   Yes: 78.1%
   No: 21.9%

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January 2000
Q: In your opinion, do you foresee the number of providers taking on risk increasing, decreasing or remaining the same in 2000?

   Increasing: 32%
   Decreasing: 60%
   Staying the Same: 8%

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December 1999
Q: To what extent should coverage benefits be extended for complementary and alternate medical services?

   Discounted product: 34.5%
   Supplemental rider: 44.8%
   Standard benefit: 20.7%

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November 1999
Q: Do you think capitation is an effective method of reimbursement...

   ...for plans: Yes -- 77.5%    No -- 22.5%

   ...for providers: Yes -- 46.3%    No -- 53.7%

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October 1999
Q: How do you view utilization review...
Is it more a reimbursement decision?...Is it more a medical decision?...Or is it a combination of both?

   Medical -- 8.6%
   Reimbursement -- 22.8%
   Both -- 68.6%

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September 1999
Q: Who benefits more in a physician-hospital organization... Hospitals or Physicians?

   Hospitals -- 65%
   Physicians -- 35%

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August 1999
Q: Allowing the 'unionization' of physicians is a long overdue and much-needed change that will be effective in balancing the power between health plans and providers.

   Agree -- 48.5%
   Disagree -- 51.5%

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July 1999
Q: Will President Clinton's proposed 'Medicare prescription drug benefit' negatively affect Medicare MCOs?

   Yes -- 72.2%
   No -- 27.8%

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June 1999
Q: Do not-for-profit MCOs and health systems do a better job than for-profit MCOs and health systems at making their enrollees feel more like "patients" and less like "consumers"?

   Yes -- 58.3%
   No -- 41.6%

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May 1999
Q: Would the healthcare system be better off with only one quality oversight body?

   Yes -- 47.9.3%
   No -- 52.1%

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April 1999
Q: Do you think those proposing and making legislative and regulatory changes fully understand the ramifications of their actions?

   Yes -- 5.5%
   No -- 94.5%

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March 1999
Q: Do you think the managed care industry will be able to reverse negative public opinion this year?

   Yes -- 32.1%
   No -- 67.9%

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February 1999
Q: Should drug companies be at-risk with HMOs and other risk-sharing groups?

   Yes -- 83.3%
   No -- 16.6%
 


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