One of my favorite health economists and bloggers is Austin Frakt of the Incidental Economist . In a recent paper, he examines whether new Health Reform provisions have learned from the mistakes in the 1990s from shifting provider reimbursement to a capitation based-system. To find the answer, you’ll need to read his commentary (with Rick Mayes) in Health Affairs . Today, however, I summary some of his work be reviewing trends in provider compensation in the 1990s. If you’re interested how physicians fought back against capitation and lower payment in the 1990s, read on.