How is managed care likely to impact the long-term supply of the healthcare providers in the United states?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 6:03 pm ad1c9bdddf
How is managed care likely to impact the long-term supply of the healthcare providers in the United States?
Definition - Managed Health Care
A system that uses financial incentives and management controls to direct patients to providers who are responsible for giving appropriate care in cost-effective treatment settings. Such systems are created to control the cost of health care. Note that there is no direct reference to quality in this definition...
Physician incomes are stagnant or declining, said David J. Noonan, deputy executive vice president, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and moderator for the session, adding that physicians in his organization's specialty had seen a precipitous income drop-12 percent-in the last year alone.
Managed care has captured the imagination of the health and human services world. It has taken a firm hold in the health and mental health fields; its impact on other systems that serve children and families is growing. The term "managed care" refers to a variety of mechanisms designed to control utilization or costs of services. It does not define any particular model of service delivery. A managed care organization (MCO) may or may not provide direct care. Managed care's defining characteristic is that it specializes in using certain techniques to manage the utilization of resources, for ...
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