More and more people with medical insurance are relying on the health care system as new technologies and treatments become available. This leads to a grater number of claims for payment by insurance companies, the costs of which are passed back to health care consumers. The baby-boom generation is entering its peak health-care using period. Over eighty million Americans will turn 50 in the next 10 years. The cost of providing heath care for these individuals will be staggering
Specific issues that should be monitored over the next decade include: (1) having access to the entire care continuum and to increasing and to measure insurance coverage and; (2) Addressing disparities that affect access to healthcare (e.g., race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and residential location); (3) Assessing the capacity of the healthcare system to provide services for newly insured individuals; (4) Determining changes in healthcare workforce needs as new models for the delivery of primary care become more prevalent, such as the patient-centered medical home and team-based care; (5) Monitoring the increasing use of telehealth as an emerging method of delivering health
To attract Medicare patients, hospital must be contracted with Medicare. Hospital must also be contracted with private health insurance companies that provide Medicare Part A or Part B benefits. As per Kaiser Family Foundation, there are more than 55.5 million Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. and Texas has more than 3 million. Hospital should have regular contact with senior citizens and can be made attractive to Medicare patients by offering sessions about healthy life style choices. Also offer regular disease management sessions, exercise group and organize social activities such as trips to mall, museums. Seniors should also be encouraged to take tour of the hospital.
Managed care dominates health care in the United States. It is any health care delivery system that combines the functions of health insurance and the actual delivery of care, where costs and utilization of services are controlled by methods such as gatekeeping, case management, and utilization review. Different types of managed care plans came into development by three major factors. These factors include choice of providers, different ways of arranging the delivery of services, and payment and risk sharing. Types of managed care organizations include Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) which consist of five common models that differ according to how the HMO is related to the participating physicians, Preferred Provider Organizations
Managed care in the United States will constantly be changing or evolving. This is due to advances in technology, improvements made by the providers and deliverers of the services, new federal and state laws, and a shift towards a performance based system. Managed care will be delivered to the consumer in an affordable, innovative, and reliable manner with an emphasis on quality and accessibility.
Managed care and its competition is being viewed to solve their issue on the struggle to control
Health care cost has risen dramatically in the last decade. Health care plans have been forced to look at the quality of health care given by the providers so they can implement certain strategies to help reduce heath care costs. Managed Care describes a group of strategies that is looking to reducing the costs of health care for health insurance companies. (Kongstvedt 2007)
The health care system in the United States has been growing and changing for years and will continue to do so for years to come. The one constant in the Unite States health care system is change and evolution through evaluations of those changes. If there had not been unrest with the level and provisions of care in the early 1970s Managed Care may have never been introduced. President Nixon signed legislation in 1973 termed, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Act of 1973. This pivotal event in the health care system allowed for a change from the fee for service model to a comprehensive range of medical or health
Determine what correlations can be made regarding the increase in population and the public perception of the health insurance system. Be sure to present your thoughts in a credible manner that is non-offensive yet factual.
HMOs multiplied rapidly with the new federal giveaways. Managed care, now including PPOs, mushroomed. Employers initially perceived managed care plans as cheaper than traditional fee-for-service insurance. Gradually, they stopped offering a choice of health plans, making individual policies more expensive. HMOs' penetration of the industry had been subsidized into existence. Government had instituted managed care. Today, while overall quality of patient care remains the best in the world, doctors practice medicine in an increasingly intricate web of rationing and regulations: Physicians are stripped of professional autonomy. As patients wander the maze of managed bureaucracy, costs rise and quality deteriorates. Every American dependent on a third party for health coverage is a potential victim of managed care. And state sponsored management of medicine
When considering the baby boomer generation in the United States in general and in Phoenix, AZ in particular, there are a number of trends that should be kept in mind. The health care manager who wishes to implement a health and wellness program, for example, should take into account not only the specific components that such a program might include, but also marketing concepts and trends as these relate to the health care field. Hence, various marketing trends, as suggested by authors such as Hillestad and Berkowitz (2004), should be integratively considered with specific health trends among the baby boomer generation, as suggested by Blumenthal (2011).
There have been a great many changes in the healthcare industry in the past two decades, largely due to the globalization of the workforce and changing demographic patterns, and technological advances. The industry changed in terms of a reliance on hospital-based care to more emergency clinics, outpatient and nursing home services, and managed care. More hospitals merged, and many doctor's have banded together to form larger, more cost-effective, speciality groups. One of the largest and most obvious changes has been in cost of healthcare. In 1990 the avereage cost of care per person was $2800, rising in 2000 to $4700, and then in 2010 exceeding $7500. In 1990, 14.1% of Americans had no insurance and in 2010, and additional 50 million people, or 16.3%. Certainly these issues are concerns, but there have been incredible innovations that have changed the lives of all those involved in the healthcare industry. For example, doctors can turn their I-phones into an EKG monitor and transmit data in real time to a cardiologist, will cost less than $100, and will change the way patients interact with their physicins (Chideya, 2012).
The concept of managed healthcare refers to a healthcare system or plan that aims at controlling medical costs through contracting with a large network of providers as well as requiring an elaborate preauthorization for all visits to the healthcare specialists. This must be done while improving the overall quality of care. This system is designed to effectively reduce all healthcare costs that are deemed unnecessary via a series of mechanisms such as economic incentives for the specialists and the patients being given the opportunity to select forms of care that are less costly. Other mechanisms are increased level of beneficiary cost sharing, establishment of various cost sharing mechanisms, controls on length of stay and inpatient admissions, the selective contracting of the healthcare providers as well as an intensive management of all cases of high-cost health care. The managed health care programs are provided either by Preferred Provider Organizations or Health Maintenance Organizations (Sekhri,2000). Managed health care is a significant event in the evolution of the U.S and global healthcare systems (Dorsi,1995). In this paper, we explore how managed health care as a significant event, relates to the changes in health care.
Twenty years ago no one in the health care industry could have dreamed of the advancements we are experiencing today. The technology has advanced treatments, equipment, and delivery of care. Information is key to successful problem-solving and health service delivery (Hovenga & Heard, 2010). Combining and progressing in the information technology field has and will continue to advance care. Change and potential progress in health care are influenced by many factors, one important factor today is progress in information and communication technologies (ICT), leading to new pervasive or ubiquitous ICT, providing new opportunities to support or even enable new types of health