Professional Practice: Managed Care Survival: Producing More and Providing Better Care in a Shorter Period of Time with Fewer Resources at a Lower Cost Like it or not, managed care is now a way of life. By the year 2000, it is estimated that virtually all insured medical care will be managed. Why? Managed care is a significant cost control measure for corporations or agencies that provide most Americans with health insurance as ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 1997
Professional Practice: Managed Care Survival: Producing More and Providing Better Care in a Shorter Period of Time with Fewer Resources at a Lower Cost
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Professional Practice
Article   |   August 01, 1997
Professional Practice: Managed Care Survival: Producing More and Providing Better Care in a Shorter Period of Time with Fewer Resources at a Lower Cost
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), August 1997, Vol. 6, 5. doi:10.1044/sasd6.2.5
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), August 1997, Vol. 6, 5. doi:10.1044/sasd6.2.5
Like it or not, managed care is now a way of life. By the year 2000, it is estimated that virtually all insured medical care will be managed. Why? Managed care is a significant cost control measure for corporations or agencies that provide most Americans with health insurance as an employee benefit. In turn, the managed care company stays within budget by screening medical services, restricting or denying access to those considered unnecessary or inappropriate, and obtaining providers' agreement to reimbursements below what they could obtain in the free market. Of the three primary objectives of managed care companies, containing healthy care costs ranks higher than the provision of the high quality care and patient satisfaction (Foster Higgins, 1994).
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