A few years ago, some opined that managed care was either dead or nearly dead. Years later, managed care seems stronger than ever, or is it? After reading the background information, conduct additional research and respond to the below questions.
Watch the following videos in preparation for this assignment:
TheMinaSara (2015). History of managed care. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoExSvjPnh0
Hicks, D. & Nelson, N. (Presenter). (2016, October 19). Accreditation of health care . Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XDs7ccTQDs
Use what you learned from the videos, the modules required readings, and your own research to answer the following questions in your paper.
- What is managed care and where did it come from?
- Discuss the current state of managed care in the U.S. health care system.
- Briefly explain some of the potential impact of health care reform initiatives on managed care in the U.S.
Length: Submit a 3- to 4-page paper, not including the cover page and the reference list.
Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric. You can view it under Assessments at the top of the page. Review it before you begin working on the assignment. Your work should also follow these Assignment Expectations.