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Question 1:

Define capitation.

Discuss the impact a capitated managed care contract might have on a small, general medicine physician group. 

Would this type of contract be desirable to this physician group? Why or why not?

Question 2:

The kaizen philosophy seeks to encourage suggestions, not to find excuses for failing to improve. Typical excuses are, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” “I’m too busy to work on it,” “this is how we have always done this,” and “It’s not in the budget.” Think of at least 3 other excuses people give for why they don’t try to improve.

As a leader, how might you respond to 3 of 4 of these statements?  

In your initial post please list the 3 of the 4 statements with your response then respond to your colleagues posts as indicated.