Most opinions are that managed care is here to stay. One of the attractive features of managed care is its ability to contain costs of health care services. Discuss the following issues in regards to managed care organizations:
1. What are the various types of managed care organizations and how do these organizations differ in regards to services offered.
2. Discuss the techniques these organizations use to contain costs.
3. Discuss the various ways physicians are reimbursed for services with managed care organizations.
Case assignment expectations:
Use the information in the modular background readings as well as resources you find conducting research on the world wide web. Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.
Length: 3-5 pages typed and double spaced.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
1. Your understanding of the various types of health care organizations and how each organization differs in regards to services offered.
2. Your understanding of the various techniques used to reduce costs within managed care organizations.
3. Your understanding of the various ways physician's are reimbursement for services within managed care organizations.