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Some argue that an HMO would not want a reputation for "dump- ing" its patients and therefore would not do so, but if it engaged in this behavior only occasionally, its actions might well not be detected and it would not acquire such a reputation. We will term these characteris- tics "adjusters," because they are used to adjust the rate. If the health or medical status of those remaining in the fee-for-service sector differs from those with capitated arrangements, the fixed monthly fee will be either too large or too small.

Enrollment Numbers in Managed Care Plans in NYS for Dual Eligibles

Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid. Of the 23 trials they identified, 12 were methodologically sound enough to include in their analysis.

The analysis revealed that some statistically significant weight loss occurred, but the magnitude of the effect is small and the clinical relevance is uncertain.