Fayette County Clinic:
Washington CH, Ohio

Phone 740-335-6935
Crisis 740-335-7155

Floyd Simantel Clinic:
Chillicothe, Ohio

Phone 740-775-1270
Crisis 740-773-4357

Highland County Clinic:
Hillsboro, Ohio

Phone 937-393-9946
Crisis 937-393-9904

Lynn Goff Clinic:
Greenfield, Ohio

Phone 937-981-7701
Crisis 937-393-9904

Martha Cottrill Clinic:
Chillicothe, Ohio

Phone 740-775-1260
Crisis 740-773-4357

Pickaway County Clinic:
Circleville, Ohio

Phone 740-474-8874
Crisis 740-477-2579

Pike County Clinic:
Waverly, Ohio

Phone 740-947-7783
Crisis 740-947-2147

 

 


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Welcome to our Managed Care topic center. The health care system in the United States has been radically transformed by the advent of managed care over the past 30 years. Conceived as a means of cost-cutting in the face of ever-increasing healthcare expenditures, managed care has successfully shifted the balance of power within the medical field; reigning in spending excesses, lowering payments for services, and standardizing on efficient best practice care standards when possible. Many fields have been affected. For instance, doctors' independent decision making authority (their ability to order any diagnostic tests, or perform any interventions they wish) has been reigned in, and in many cases their reimbursements for services have declined. Also, Masters level health professions (nurses, physician's assistants, etc.) roles as care providers have expanded.

Given the ongoing changes brought by managed care, it is important for healthcare patients to become ...

 
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What is managed care?

  • The health care system in the United States has been radically transformed by the advent of managed care over the past 20 years.
  • Conceived as a means of cost-cutting in the face of ever-increasing healthcare expenditures, managed care has successfully shifted the balance of power within the medical field; reigning in spending excesses, lowering payments for services, and standardizing on efficient best practice care standards when possible.
  • Given the changes brought by managed care, it is important for healthcare patients to become advocates for their own best treatment.
  • Learning as much as possible about how the current medical decision making and reimbursement systems work can be an important beginning step towards taking better control of your own medical treatment.

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