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Health insurance and managed care : what they are and how they work / Peter R. Kongstvedt, MD, FACP, Senior Health Policy Faculty, Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Principal, P. R. Kongstvedt Company, LLC, McLean, VA.

Author/creator Kongstvedt, Peter R. (Peter Reid) author.
Format Electronic and Book
EditionFifth edition.
Publication Info Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2020]
Copyright Notice ©2020
Description1 online resource.
Supplemental Content Direct link to eBook
Uniform titleManaged care
Contents A history of managed health care and health insurance in the United States -- Health benefits coverage, and types of health plans and payers -- The provider network -- Provider payment -- Utilization management, quality management, and accreditation -- Sales, governance, and administration -- Medicare advantage and medicaid managed care -- Laws and regulations in health insurance and managed care.
Abstract "Health Insurance and Managed Care: What They Are and How They Work is a concise introduction to the foundations of the American managed health care system. Written in clear and accessible language, this handy guide offers an historical overview of managed care and then walks the reader through the organizational structures, concepts, and practices of the managed care industry. The Fifth Edition is a thorough update that addresses the current status of the Affordable Care Act including political pressures that have been partially successful in implementing changes. This new edition also explores the changes in provider payment models and medical management methodologies that can affect managed care plans and health insurers in many ways. The Fifth Edition also offers new or expanded coverage of: The history of health insurance and managed care; Instability in the public exchange marketing and sales channels; The impact of limitations on sales, governance and administrative (SG&A) costs and profits; Continued changes in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs); Continued changes in payment mechanisms such as value-based payment under the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA); Continued consolidation of the health sector market place"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteRevision of: Managed care / Peter R. Kongstvedt. 2009. 3rd ed.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionDescription based on online resource; title from resource home page (R2 Digital Library, viewed March 13, 2019).
ISBN9781284152104 (electronic bk.)
ISBN1284152103 (electronic bk.)

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