Advocates for the extensivist model say it doesn't replace primary care, but provides additional oversight and resources needed to prevent gaps in care. Older, sicker patients in particular, have been shown to benefit.
This article was originally published on February 10, 2016.
"Capitation is not risk. It's freedom."
Sachin H. Jain, MD, chief medical officer of Cerritos, CA-based CareMore Health System, a subsidiary of Anthem, says that's a saying around his organization.
Jain contends that being followed by single a physician throughout a continuum of care during and after a hospitalization is beneficial for the patients, especially older ones.
Alexandra Wilson Pecci is an editor for HealthLeaders.