Managed Care Through The Delivery Of Health Care

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Managed care integrates the delivery of health care and financing of health care. In managed care, insurance companies controls the cost, quality, and access of medical care to beneficiaries by limiting the reimbursement levels paid to providers,, by reducing utilization, or both (Beik, 2014, p. 116). There are different types of managed care. Some of the most common types of managed care are Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Maintenance Organizations. Managed care programs uses different interventions such as economic incentives for doctors and patients, increased cost sharing, controls on inpatient admission and length of stays, and so forth (Deom, Agoritsas, Bovier, & Perneger, 2010, p. 1). On the other hand, managed care tools such as gate keeping, health care networks, second opinion requirement, and pre approval requirement for expensive treatments or hospitalization has changed healthcare delivery on both the macro and micro levels. On the micro level, it greatly impacts the quality of care, cost, autonomy, and relations with patients. According to the research study, managed care greatly affects physicians. It reduces career satisfaction through its impact on doctors’ autonomy and the pressure caused by managed care may affect the doctor’s ability to provide high quality of medical care. (Deom, Agoritsas, Bovier, & Perneger, 2010, p. 7). Like for example, managed care contracting has a positive and negative impact on physicians and patients. The
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