When Tim Stezzi and Tim Search launched Managed Care in 1992, the backlash against its eponym was in full swing. Hundreds of bills had been introduced in state legislatures the year before to curb the perceived excesses. Utilization review was being questioned, gatekeeping disparaged. “It…
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A Look Ahead and a Farewell
At Managed Care, we’ve set our editorial calendar during the fall of the previous year. So it was more than a year ago that we decided to aim high and make “the future of managed care” the theme of our December 2019 issue.
Managed care, as a term and an idea, has been eclipsed by value-based care.
But as the articles in this issue show, American health care—expensive, often inefficient, and sometimes wrongheaded—still needs to be managed.
And maybe now more than ever. Challenges ahead? That is an understatement.
We had no inkling in late 2018 of the irony that would ensue from our choice of topic. Because this look ahead is appearing in what has turned out to the final issue of Managed Care. After 28 years, the publication is closing.
Many people have worked extremely hard, with great skill and intelligence, to make this a much-admired, top-shelf publication. If there were time and space enough, we would name them all.
Instead, we’ll just thank you, the readers, for giving Managed Care a reason to be for the better part of three decades.
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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 nachweisen, liefert er unseren Lesern nicht nur Mehrwert, sondern auch Hilfestellung bei ihren Problemen.