Managed Care: What it is and how it Works

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Aspen Publishers, 1998 - Managed care plans (Medical care) - 267 pages
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Managed Care: What It Is and How It Works, the title says it all! This introduction to managed care is a must have for managed care professionals new to the industry, health care professionals who traditionally have had limited exposure to managed care, and professionals in other industries eager to capitalize on the business opportunities generated by managed care. It also serves as a textbook or supplemental reading for health-related courses in public health, medical, nursing, allied health, business, and public policy schools and programs. This book provides the reader with the basic structures, concepts, and practices of managed care in a concise, easy-to-read format. Winner of the 1998 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Managed Care category.

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Contents

Chapter 2What Is Managed Care?
19
Chapter 3The Infrastructure of Managed Care
45
Chapter 4Provider Networks
85
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About the author (1998)

Wendy Knight is the award-winning, bestselling author of the young adult series Fate on Fire and Riders of Paradesos. She was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, no touching the knives...you get the idea). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big-her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S. You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heels for whatever the occasion. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.

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