In the United States managed care is becoming an increasingly popular method of administering healthcare. It influences the clinical behavior of providers as it combines the payment and delivery of healthcare into a single system the purpose of which is to control the cost quality and access of healthcare services for a single bracket of health plan enrollees (Scutchfield Lee & Patton 1997).
Yet managed care often evokes strong or negative reactions from healthcare providers because they are paid a fixed amount for treating their patients regardless of the actual cost which may influence their level of efficiency. This can challenge the relationships between doctors and patients (Claxton Rae Panchal Damico & Lundy 2012; Sekhri 2000).
Research managed care’s inception and study some examples. Be sure to investigate the perspectives about managed care from the vantage of both healthcare providers and patients. You can use the following keywords for your researchUnited States managed care history of managed care and managed care timeline.
Based on your research answer the following questions in a 8- to 10-page Microsoft Word document:
Claxton G. Rae M. Panchal N. Damico A. & Lundy J. (2012). Employer Health Benefits Annual 2012 Survey. Retrieved from http://ehbs.kff.org/pdf/2012/ 8345.pdf
Sekhri N. K. (2000). Managed care: The US experience. Retrieved from http://www. who.int/bulletin/archives/78%286%29830.pdf
Scutchfield F. D. Lee J. & Patton D. (1997). Managed care in the United States. Journal of Public Health Medicine 19(3) 251254. Retrieved from http:// jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/19/3/251.full.pdf
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.
Name your document SU_HCM3002_W5_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.