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Managed Care Organizations Managed Care Plans
1,405 words... s insured through her employer which administered United Healthcare as the utilization reviewing agency. Mrs. Corcoran was deemed to have a high-risk pregnancy because of her history with pregnancy-related problems. Taking this into careful consideration, her doctors recommended hospitalization so that the fetus could be monitored as the due date approached, and another obstetrician (who was used for a second opinion) concurred (Pollack). Despite her doctors request, United Healthcare insist...
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Increase In Drug Millions Of Dollars
825 wordsPrescription drug prices are rising much faster than the rate of general consumer inflation. The most heavily affected are those who can least afford it, like older Americans living on fixed incomes, and the working poor with inadequate or no health insurance. The rise in drug prices is causing the public to ask why. The reasons include the immense research costs, consumer advertising and the growth of managed care. The continue rise in prescription drugs costs has touched off intense public deb...
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Percent Of The Time Bill Of Rights
870 wordsNew Yorkers may be covered by one of the nation's most comprehensive health consumer protection laws -- but insurers routinely flout it, according to a report released yesterday by New York City Public Advocate Mark Green. Posing as prospective clients, Green's investigators called 12 of the region's health maintenance organizations, including some of the largest on Long Island and in Queens, to get information about their complaint records, lists of covered prescription drugs and medical proced...
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American Health Care Long Term Care
1,945 words... through their jobs. Employers used to buy the insurance from a third party, typically the local Blue Cross/Blue Shield not-for-profit plan. Recently the Blues have lost ground to more aggressive for-profit insurers. But their strongest competitor is now employers themselves, stung by rising health-care costs and the state authorities' burdensome regulation of the insurance industry. Federal law allows employers who "self-insure" (usually through an arm's-length intermediary) to escape state ...
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Management Seminar On Managed Health Care And Technology
1,194 wordsOf the approximately 260 million people currently living in the United States of America, every one of them has a need for effective, affordable and accessible health care coverage and services. Within the past thirty to forty years, the scope and cost of health care coverage and services has drastically changed, Altering the manner in which health care was previously managed. There are several factors that have affected the cost of healthcare coverage over the past two to three decades. One of ...
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Management Seminar On Managed Health Care And Technology
1,200 words... ies that include chemotherapy have also contributed to rising health care costs. One field of medical practice which has become notorious for being costs-increasing is the study and treatment of heart attacks. In the treatment of heart attacks the prime cost-increasing technologies like the introduction of intra coronary infusions and coronary bypass surgery. A study using Medicare claims from 1994 to 1999, report a four percent annual increase in the average reimbursement for treating elder...
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Managed Care Organizations Health Care System
921 wordsMedia Chung Massachusetts is located in the northeastern section of the United States with a land area of 7, 838 sq. miles. It is nicknamed the Bay State. The total population of Massachusetts is 6, 016, 425. Massachusetts has a white majority with the protection of the rights of minorities. There is no single body responsible for making and enforcing health care policy. The majority of the population is White 5, 405, 374 (89. 8 %); Blacks 300, 130 (5. 0 %); Hispanic 287, 549 (4. 8 %); Asian 143...
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Managed Care In The Psychiatric Setting
1,646 wordsManaged Care in the Psychiatric Setting The healthcare has been of the greatest interest to governments around the world throughout the human history. The age dynamics, death expectations, and fertility rates are the facts that matter when the government ponders some social program. I should note here that if the US government managed to provide the health care to every US citizen, it would probably be re-elected billion times, because health issues, government support and aid can be used as a c...
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Health Care Providers People With Disabilities
2,323 words... means of the following four key elements: Arrangement with selected clinicians to furnish a comprehensive set of health care services to members of the plan for a preset fee in most cases. Explicit standards for the selection of health care clinicians. Formal programs of quality assurance and utilization review. Substantial incentives for members to use clinicians associated with the plan. Managed care has aimed to provide quality health services while constraining costs. Committee on Childr...
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Managed Care Insurance Plans Physicians
267 words1). The HMO is a form of prepaid group of practice. A sponsoring organization public, private, professional, business, or consumer group employs doctors and other health professionals on salary to provide comprehensive health services. 2). PPO and IPA are associations of independent physicians who agree to combine their services and to contract with employers or insurers to serve their customers at reduced rates. 3). Gatekeepers Primary care physicians who must see patients first and whose permi...
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Physician Assisted Suicide Terminally Ill
2,391 wordsThe Right To Die: Should Government Intervene? The Right To Die: Should Government Intervene? My Position is No In the recent years discussions about the right to die, the fervor of the national debate over assisted suicide and euthanasia has not decreased. Instead, it has been recast in legal, individualistic terms, in a manner disturbingly reminiscent of government stubborn social battles over abortion. No longer at the forefront of the discussion is the question when, if ever, it is morally r...
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Medicare Beneficiaries Managed Care
2,007 wordsMedicaid was enacted in the same legislation that created the Medicare program-the Social Security Amendments of 1965. Prior to the passage of this law, health care services for the indigent were provided primarily through a patchwork of programs sponsored by State and local governments, charities, and community hospitals. Before 1965, Federal assistance to the States for the provision of health care was provided through two grant programs. The Social Security Amendments of 1950 provided Federal...
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The Emergence Of Managed Health Care
1,747 wordsThe emergence of managed health care In this paper I want to investigate the emergence of managed health care and its influence on health care pros and cons. First of all I want to define what is the managed health care is. I think that it easier to discuss subject when we know what exactly we are going to discuss. Concepts of managed health care are used widely around the world, not only in US, in many places it can be seen as useful approaches to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of h...
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Managed Care Organizations Wall Street Journal
2,148 wordsConsumers and Insurance Benefits Issues Paper The U. S. health care system continues to have serious problems, particularly in the area of coverage. Insurance benefits available for the health care consumers are certainly not enough to satisfy the growing needs for the qualified health care. Within the scope of this report, we will first analyze the current situation with US health care, to be followed by the discussion of the feasibility and relevance of the universal coverage option. First, 40...
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History Of Managed Care
653 wordsHistory of Managed Care Managed care organizations have been existing since the 1920 s. Important growth and national attention came during the mid 1970 s when Congress approved the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Act. This section of legislation made low cost loans accessible to organizations willing to create HMOs. The law also made available that an HMO could require an employer to offer its plan as an alternative to its traditional indemnity health insurance. It was through this time t...
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Injured Person Managed Care
992 wordsHEALTHCARE REFORM In the United States, more than forty million people are without health insurance. Of these people, many are employed by firms that do not offer coverage and many others fall just below the poverty line. Many are poor but still do not qualify for Medicaid. At least twelve million of those without health insurance are children. Reliable sources indicate that the number of uninsured people could rise as high as sixty million by the year 2007. There is also a dilemma that the insu...
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Health Care Managed Care
1,655 wordsENGHmo Regulation Mark Miller ENG 101 December 2, 2000 HMO Regulation Health Maintenance Organizations, or HMOs, are a very important part of the American health care system. They involve elements such as beneficial health care programs like Medicare for seniors and Medicaid for the poor. HMOs are sometimes referred to as managed care programs, which involves participation through clinics, physicians and insurance companies. Other essential parts of HMOs include prescription drug plans, such as ...
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Percent Of The Time Bill Of Rights
861 wordsNew Yorkers may be covered by one of the nations most comprehensive health consumer protection laws but insurers routinely flout it, according to a report released yesterday by New York City Public Advocate Mark Green. Posing as prospective clients, Greens investigators called 12 of the regions health maintenance organizations, including some of the largest on Long Island and in Queens, to get information about their complaint records, lists of covered prescription drugs and medical procedures, ...
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Managed Care Plans Fee For Service
1,410 wordsMany employees must designate a health plan through their employer. These days, as HMOs (health maintenance organizations) and managed care plans continue to proliferate, that means a choice between bad and worse. As employees line up in the lunch-room for a process called open enrollment, they may be surprised to learn that managed care rates have gone up? again. The mirage that managed care is cheaper care is finally fading. And, for the first time in years, employees may also have the promise...
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