Experience with the Massachusetts plan should show us whether subsidizing health care for
poverty level populations can work or not.
No one knows how we' re ever going to provide health care for
all these aging baby boomers.
The level of care will shift from meeting the health maintenance, psycho-social, and custodial needs of residents to an increased level of medical monitoring and care for
a variety of medical patients.
THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS' (VA) mission is, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, "to care for
him who shall have borne the battle for his widow and orphan.
Manor Care's) nearly 60,000 employees provide high-quality care for
patients and residents through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care offices.
It will be critical, however, for assisted living providers to choose wisely in selecting the appropriate managed care partner to ensure the highest possible quality of care for
Statistics claiming that less money was being spent to care for
Take Care Health Systems utilizes Take Care Nurse Practitioners(SM) to offer quality, convenient health care for
common family illnesses, wellness screenings and vaccinations.
The "capitated" in the name comes from the company's HMO-related business, in which it contracts with HMOs for a fixed per capita amount to arrange subacute care in a skilled nursing facility and home health care for
the HMO's members.
Medical university clinics and certain departments of major county hospitals provide very specialized care for
patients from two or more counties and routine care for
geographically associated populations.
This purchase will also allow Fresenius Medical Care to further develop its integrated approach to disease management services and to improve the care for
patients with chronic kidney disease.
The National Chronic Care Consortium (NCCC) is a strategic alliance of 28 of the nation's leading non-profit health systems, all of which share a vision of integrated care for
people with chronic health conditions, from onset to resolution.
23) Cary compared outcomes of care for
episodes of back pain provided by generalists, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons.
Managed care systems designed specifically for long-term care, such as San Francisco's On Lok project and the nationwide network of replication sites called PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for
the Elderly), have shown promise, but they are as yet untested outside urban centers and accommodate relatively small groups (180-300 people per site).
There's no question that translating high-quality care for
a population to high-quality care for
individuals is still one of the greatest challenges for all of medicine, particularly for managed care, and for all of society.