Pros And Cons Of Managed Care

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There is an increasing number of managed care organizations’ that are now emphasizing the physicians’ responsibility to oversee and control the patients access to further outside or special care needs. The reason for this is because the managed care organizations feel that hospital care and/or specialty care is too costly, and that only those who absolutely need further care should be the ones who receive it. Some feel that this method of care improves quality by necessity. They just may be right, especially when considering the skyrocketing healthcare costs along with the severe lack of healthcare coverage that is evident in the United States. The term "managed care" is used to describe a variety of techniques intended to reduce the cost of providing health benefits and improve the quality of care (Wikipedia, 2008). The many types of Managed Care Programs that are currently being used in the United States are used with the intent to reduce unnecessary health care costs by using a variety of methods, such as “…providing economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient…show more content…
However, financial factors are extremely important reasons to carefully choose which care a person will receive. Additionally, managed care organizations are trying to eliminate unnecessary costs for insurance companies, doctors and physicians, and the patients who receive the medical bills. It is easy to imagine how difficult it would be balancing all of these things while making everyone happy. However, it makes the most sense to me, that only those who actually need the specialty services should be the ones who receive

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