Managed Care Overview

January 2010
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jan2010, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p26
The article presents an overview of the managed health-care market in the U.S. It states that managed care evolved in response to the needs of medical care payers. Managed care organizations (MCOs) are seen as healthcare delivery groups and are applicable to several managed care models such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and point-of-service (POS) plans. It further discusses cost-containment strategies like gatekeepers and capitation.


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