A Remedy for Managed Care

Trombetta, Bill
June 2008
Marketing Health Services;Summer2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p33
Academic Journal
The article discusses U.S. managed care organizations (MCO's). The author explores problems and challenges in the MCO industry, and possible solutions to the problems. The movie "Sicko," by director Michael Moore, critiqued American healthcare, the article indicates. A list of problems for the MCO industry is presented including huge profits, drug firm rebates given to MCO's and the salaries and benefits of MCO chief executive officers. The author's suggestions for improvements to the industry include the adoption of a consumer-oriented, patient-centric outlook and disease management. Also discussed are MCO's relationships with doctors and hospitals.


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