Assignment: Critical ThinkingManaged Care refers to the cost management of healthcare services by controlling who the consumer sees and how much the service costs.Providers and consumers are concerned with the quality of care when the insurance companies are focused on cost control.Explain the strengths and weaknesses of managed care system in the US healthcare system.The book:Niles,Nancy J., Basics of the US Health Care System,(2015)Second Edition, Jones and Bartlett PublisherAfter watching “High Price of Health” and reading Chapter 9, “Impact of Managed Care on Healthcare Delivery”, both outline the strengths and weaknesses of this type of practice. Using examples from these sources (and/or any of your own sources of information) write if you believe that using an assembly line approach to providing healthcare is the best model.CriteriaPointsScoreIntroduction/ opening statement:Healthcare is considered a business in the US, as part of our economy2Discussion/ description of issueIdentify strengths and weaknesses of managed careWhat are the priorities of HMOs?What are the priorities of providers?What are the priorities of consumers?Who is watching or regulating quality of care?Cite evidence (facts and examples) to support your view4Concluding statementHow this is relevant to understanding healthcare and healthcare reformSummarize your professional response and thoughts2Grammar/ Syntax/ SpellingWell written and well organized2Total10link help you:Frontline Price of Health:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hmo/High Price of Health Transcript Here is a transcript of this hard to find videohttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hmo/etc/script.htmlTen Statistics and Trends about Physician ShortageNever Events | AHRQ Patient Safety NetworkAHRQ Patient Safety Information home page, link to Oregonhttps://psnet.ahrq.gov/
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