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Column: Is HMSA’s new health initiative best for patients? Not likely

  • Jerry Van Meter, M.D., is president of the Hawaii Medical Association; Christopher D. Flanders, D.O., is HMA executive director.

Hawaii Medical Service Association’s (HMSA) recently cited the success of its capitated Payment Transformation program as the “first and only health plan in the country to pay every PCP in our network a monthly fee,” referring to how it pays its primary care physicians (“Hawaii’s health initiative goes national,” Star-Advertiser, Island Voices, May 15) Read more

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