Medicare Research Paper

Examines the future of Medicare, one of America's leading healthcare programs.
# 61411 | 6,657 words | 25 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 06, 2005 in Business (Administration) , Medical and Health (General) , Business (General)

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This report looks at some of the issues facing hospitals and healthcare professionals in terms of the future of the Medicare program within the hospital or healthcare setting. Specifically, the report looks at change and dynamism in this environment with regard to Medicare programs, in regards to perceived problems in the current system that limit the delivery of quality healthcare to all and not just some clients and what obstacles exist to successful marketing and consulting relationships in the healthcare environment. The paper also looks at the role of the researcher in this environment and presents tentative solutions to the problems mentioned. The report concludes with recommendations for future research on this vital topic, which also has been impacted by the new competitive healthcare environment so that has many hospitals and other healthcare facilities, such as nursing homes and home-care providers struggle to make ends meet in terms of financial performance.

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"Managed care is a system that has drawbacks and advantages, depending on one's perspective. Because it offers a wide variety of services in a cost-effective manner, many people support managed care as a balanced solution to healthcare. But on the other hand, other individuals state that managed care does not in fact improve on variety when it constrains some clients in their choice of providers, physicians, and facilities. There are many sides to the issue, and overall, "managed care organizations have a practical incentive to reward physicians and other health-care providers for being efficient-for making sure that appropriate care is provided but avoiding necessary or duplicative
services... they offer the prospect of better integration of care for multiple chronic conditions" (Atchley, p. 378)."

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