State Regulation of Managed Care: Fragments of Reform
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1997 Dec; 7(4): 345-351.
State legislatures consider numerous bills to regulate managed care organizations. After identifying the legal, political, and economic barriers to state reform efforts, the paper assesses recent types of state regulation, particularly mandated benefits and disclosure requirements. Two prerequisites to future reform, coalition building and the diffusion of information about managed care, are analyzed.
Accountability; Alternatives; Consent; Consultation; Disclosure; Economics; Federal Government; Gatekeeping; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Care; Health Care Reform; Health Insurance; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Incentives; Informed Consent; Insurance; Legislation; Managed Care Programs; Medical Specialties; Managed Care; Organizations; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Patient Discharge; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Political Activity; Politics; Primary Health Care; Referral and Consultation; Regulation; Risks and Benefits; State Government; Withholding Treatment;
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