Majority of HMOs Are Organized Into IPA Models
Manasquan, N.J. -- HMOs are more likely to be organized as IPA-model HMOs than any other
model type, according to a new exclusive study by The Managed Care Information Center.
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Some 55.5 percent of HMOs are IPAs. In a distance second, 18.5 percent of HMOs are
mixed-model HMOs, 12.3 percent are network-model HMOs, 9.0 percent are group-model
HMOs and 1.1 percent are staff-model HMOs. The remaining HMOs are some type of com-
bination between the various HMO models.
IPA-model HMOs are more likely to be for-profit than any other type of HMO. Some
75 percent of IPA-model HMOs are for-profit, found the study, which was based on data
collected for the second edition of The National Directory of Managed Care Organizations.
On the other hand, only 33 percent of staff-model HMOs and 53 percent of group-model
HMOs are for-profit. Sixty-three percent of mixed-model HMOs are for-profit and 65 percent
of network-model HMOs are for-profit.
The trend among newer organizations is to organize as network, IPA and group models.
Some 76.5 percent of network-model HMOs were founded after 1980. And, 74.8 percent of
IPA-model HMOs were founded after 1980. More than 54.2 percent of group-model HMOs
were founded after 1980. On the other hand, 51.6 percent of staff-model HMOs were founded
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