A few dollars’ difference in monthly premiums can cause companies or their employees to switch health plans, which may require changing doctors, too. How do managed care plans cope with this high turnover?
Some say much-discussed “alternative” treatments such as acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy and traditional chiropractic should be provided by managed care plans. A well known quack hunter says no.
Managed care brings new threats to patients’ privacy, and some of them can spell legal danger. There’s no quick fix, but here are the main problem areas–and what health plans and doctors can do about them.
The generous disability coverage that physicians are accustomed to is a thing of the past. Benefits have been trimmed and premiums hiked. Doctors need to make sure they don’t lose this essential coverage.
A recent survey of Managed Care’s readers brought much criticism of the way the managed health care industry operates and strong support for letting patients know how physicians’ payment incentives work.
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Paul Lendner ist ein praktizierender Experte im Bereich Gesundheit, Medizin und Fitness. Er schreibt bereits seit über 5 Jahren für das Managed Care Mag. Mit seinen Artikeln, die einen einzigartigen Expertenstatus nachweißen, liefert er unseren Lesern nicht nur Mehrwert, sondern auch Hilfestellung bei ihren Problemen.