School-Based Primary Care in a Managed Care Environment: Options and Issues
As school-based health centers have established a track record in providing access to primary care services for underserved school-age populations, financial viability of these programs has become increasingly dependent upon revenues generated from Medicaid and other third-party payers. The introduction of managed care concepts into this situation has created great uncertainty for the future. The authors discuss the various types of managed care models that school-based health centers are being called upon to work with and summarize the key issues (communications, confidentiality, linkages, reimbursement, and quality improvement) around which those relationships are being developed.
Zink, T. M.,
& English, A. W.
(1997). School-Based Primary Care in a Managed Care Environment: Options and Issues. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 7 (2), 197-206.