Healthcare providers


Has managed care in the United States influenced or changed the ways in which healthcare providers make medical decisions? Why or why not? REFERENCES MUST BE FROM SCHOLARLY RESOURCES

The following is some topics discussed: Essentially, managed care has placed ambulatory health services and those who provide them in the center of the U.S.’s healthcare system. Also managed care in the mental health system.

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Managed care describes a variety of techniques which are intended to reduce the cost of healthcare provision and increase benefits in improving the quality of healthcare provided. Managed Care Organizations, MCO, use managed care techniques to reduce the unnecessary costs that were previously incurred in provision of healthcare. Managed care form the backbone of the health care system in the United States (Kongstvedt, 2001). It has created a revolution in provision of health care services thereby changing different ways in which things are carried out in healthcare.