Throughout the course, you have been learning about managed care, both past and present. Conduct additional research on trends happening in managed care today. The following websites are a great place to start:
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Kaiser Family Foundation (Search for the series on health care marketplace trends.)
You can also visit the following videos related to managed care trends:
Managed Care contracting and Payer Scorecards
Monitoring Performance: A Dashboard of Medi-Cal Managed Care
After conducting your research, construct a 3-page report of your findings. At a minimum, your report should
- Identify at least two trends that you feel have a great impact on managed health care today.
- Discuss the effect these trends have on managed care.
- Explain how these trends will continue to influence managed care in the future.
- Evaluate the potential impact on government and state sponsored, Medicare and Medicaid programs.
- Analyze and provide at least two reasons why implementing Medicaid managed care is so complex.