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Liability in Medical Professions

1. What are some of the key issues surrounding medical professional liability in America today? What are the arguments for and against tort reform in U.S. health care?
2. Define and briefly discuss case management and utilization review in modern U.S. healthcare organizations. Why are these functions considered so important in U.S. healthcare today?
3. Present and briefly describe the primary managed care organizational models which we see in the U.S. today.

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1-What are some of the key issues surrounding medical professional liability in America today? What are the arguments for and against tort reform in U.S. health care?
In America today, medical professionals are facing more dramatic liability claims than at any point in history from patients and tort lawyers. From increased demands by malpractice insurance carriers to higher standards and quality of care criteria, medical professionals are under extreme scrutiny which makes the art of practicing medicine very difficult.
As pressure continues to mount in America both by politicians and social groups how are demanding a restructuring and overhaul of the current system, medical professionals will have to be very diligent about meeting the new standards expected in healthcare of they will face lawsuits and tort actions that could destroy their careers (Qazi, 2012).
The healthcare debate in the United States has been dominating the industry since President Obama passed key legislation that will forever change the American medical system. Arguments against healthcare reform stem largely from the provisions and laws that are being proposed by Obamacare. The restructured proposals have drawn many opponents, especially in the healthcare and insurance industry. Primarily, the argumentative claim is that the costs to practice medicine and insure all patients will not be sustainable. Additionally, the increase in the amount ...

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The key issues surrounding medical professional liability in America today are determined. Case management and its utilization review in modern U.S. healthcare organizations are defined.

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