Innovative Managed Care model to be launched on a pilot scale, by Falaknaaz Syed
Monday, April 18, 2005
A unique Managed care model comprising of a partnership between family doctors and the general population through Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) supported by general insurance companies will be launched on a pilot scale in Mumbai within the next three months.
The proposed HMO under the aegis of Padmabhushan Dr RD Lele, eminent senior physician of Mumbai is being explored with the partnership of organisation group such as the Mumbai Grahak Panchayat, a not-for-profit consumer body consisting of 20,000 members.
Says Dr RD Lele, the think-tank behind the model, “The proposed HMO will be a not-for-profit organisation. A family physician will be responsible for the health of a thousand families. For example in case of Mumbai Grahak Panchayat, there will be 20 doctors for its 20,000 members. That is one lakh population will be covered with a group health insurance cover.”
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Source: Express Healthcare Management