Assignment 2: Dropbox Assignment

Current Trends and Issues in Managed Care

Compensation and reimbursement models are another method of controlling access, cost, and quality in a managed care environment. An MCO doesn’t have direct control over physicians or hospitals but through contractual agreements that set incentives for meeting agreed-upon standards, it can exert influence.

This week, you are required to write an essay on the following topics:

  • Managed care hospital reimbursement
  • Managed care provider reimbursement

Using South University Online library (e.g. CINAHL) or the Internet, review at least two articles for each topic and write a review for each source of information. Use the following guidelines for developing your essay:

  • Write a summary for each topic tying together the information learned about that topic.
  • Analyze the market forces that would favor using one reimbursement method over another.
  • Evaluate the key differences between different types of payment methodologies from the provider and hospital point of view.
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the payment methodologies reviewed from the provider and hospital point of view.
  • Evaluate new payment methodologies resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and discuss future changes in reimbursement methodologies.
  • Compare and contrast each article to the information discussed in the course textbook.

Based on your understanding, create a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document that includes the answers to the questions for the above topics.

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Submission Details

Name your document SU_HSC3020_W4_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

Submit your document to the W4 Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

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