Health Care Contracts Research Paper

Health Care Contracts
An overview of different types of contracts used in the health industry including details on the type of contract and implications of the contract.
# 118572 | 1,520 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2010 in Law (Contract) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper discusses the different types of contracts that the health industry uses and the complexity of these contracts. It provides an overview and description of each contract including similarities and differences of each entity and type of contract used. The paper specifically looks at contracts involved in suppliers, unions, managed care and Medicaid. The paper is presented largely in point form.

Table of Contents:
Managed Care
Suppliers (Equipment)

From the Paper:

"The healthcare industry deals with many different contracts on a daily basis just like every other industry however the healthcare industry deals with many different types of contracts and the complexity of the contracts more than any other industry. It is extremely important that every health care organization has the basic understanding and knowledge of what is required in each contract. There are many sources of liability that every healthcare organization needs to ensure they have knowledge on. The liabilities vary from organization to organization and from position to position. The use of contracts in healthcare varies greatly from those contracts with state payers, managed care organizations, employee unions to suppliers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Bar Association. (2001). Law and the workplace. Retrieved January 24,2009 from
  • Boyle, P.,DuBose, E., Ellingson, S., Guinn, S., McCurdy, D. (2001). Organizational Ethics in Health Care: Principles, Cases, and Practical Solutions. Jossey-Bass.
  • Henderson, T.M., Wilhide S. (October 2005). "MEDICAID: Overview and Policy Issues". American Academy of Family Physicians; Retrieved online from
  • Holahan, Rangarajan, Schirmer (2009). "Medicaid Managed Care Payment Methods and Capitation Rates." Retrieved January 31, 2010 from
  • Spitz, B., (2010). "When a Solution is not a Solution. Medicaid and Health Maintenance Organizations." The Urban Institute. Retrieved January 31, 2010 from

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Health Care Contracts (2010, February 08) Retrieved July 13, 2020, from

MLA Format

"Health Care Contracts" 08 February 2010. Web. 13 July. 2020. <>