Traditional managed care
brought many positive things to the health-care industry over the past three decades, including improved quality of care and reduced costs, Domaszewicz said.
Despite these issues, some physicians do admit that managed care
has done some good.
They caution that managed care
is as unpredictable and chaotic as ever, but our five experts do their best to tell you how they think it'll all play out in the near term.
can contribute to infection control programs in several ways.
The managed care
industry itself is aware of these issues.
Baker, PhD, of Stanford University in Stanford, California, looked at the relationship between increasing market penetration by managed care
organizations--specifically HMOs--and fee-for-service Medicare payments.
An explanation of how managed care
proliferated through massive government intervention in health care or that Medicare's open-ended payments practically invited fraud from patients and doctors, driving medical costs up, would provide readers with critical information about how government health-care policies affect their lives.
First, participants in managed care
plans are typically assigned a primary care physician (PCP).
Joe Coates, a futurist with Coates & Jarratt in Washington, DC, has a less sanguine view of the continued growth of managed care
It is imperative for today's health care practitioners to be actively involved in "managing the business of health care" because of significant changes caused by the growing trend toward managed care
A new study establishes a baseline for measuring emerging industry issues and trends that will define the managed care
pharmacy environment of the future.
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
The managed care
model, in its simplest form, is the application of business principles to the delivery of medical services which are both effective and efficient.