Another change, Domaszewicz said, is "things like network discounts that were central to managed care
are things that had to be included in consumerism programs, even if they don't line up philosophically, because you'd be taking too big a step backwards if you eliminated them," he said.
But do doctors think managed care
benefits their patients?
So tightly managed care
will have a major comeback for the lower half of the income distribution, along with all the trimmings, like gatekeepers, formularies that favor generics, tight utilization controls, and tough fee bargaining.
This means there will be a need for sustained engagement between managed care
and health-care epidemiologists.
Where employers are not the major payers, as in care for the elderly, cost containment and managed care
appear to create higher costs and less patient satisfaction.
In examining health care spending data, Baker found that the percentage of fee-for-service expenditures paid by Medicare Part A (hospital care) and Medicare Part B (outpatient care) decreased as the market share of managed care
Second, utilization reviews are conducted in managed care
Many observers, however, see managed care
as simply a waystation on the road to a greatly improved system of health-care service delivery.
In the first few months as part of a managed care
plan, physician groups receive capitation payments but will not yet have any bills submitted by outside third-party providers.
David Jensen, Managed Care
Consultant and former President of Health Source Management; Peter R.
This emphasis on managed care
extends to health care for our own employees.
Top Line Research Report Issued by the Foundation for Managed Care
THE CONSUMER-DRIVEN health care movement--a powerfully attractive concept that is rapidly drawing support from pragmatists on both sides of the political spectrum--is gaining momentum at a time when managed care
appeared to be in charge of our nation's health care delivery.
At a time when managed care
was moving to dominate hospitals and physician practices, long-term care stood serenely off to the side.
Take steps to keep managed care
insurance plans in line