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Title:
Inside the HMO : America's health care in crisis
Author:
Wilson, Pancheta B.
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Publication Information:
[Coral Springsm FL] : Bernleigh Enterprice [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781885066527

9780967315898

9780967315881
Format :
Book

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Central Library RA413.56.U6 W55 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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An in depth analysis of current practices in Managed Care Medicine geared towards educating and raising consumer awareness of the manipulative tactics used by HMOs to undermine traditional doctor-patient relationships and pit doctors against each other for their financial benefit. Using actual patient encounters, with identities protected, "Inside the HMO" explores the doctor-patient and insurance company accountability issues along with reimbursement and "Patient Bill of Rights" issues easily understood by the average reader. It offers insights to those patients neglected or denied treatments by their HMOs and reinforces the deep commitment by doctors to their patients. Additionally, the author challenges other doctors and Americans in general to get involved, while she personally, offers some suggestions towards constructing meaningful comprehensive health care reform.


Summary

An in depth analysis of current practices in Managed Care Medicine geared towards educating and raising consumer awareness of the manipulative tactics used by HMOs to undermine traditional doctor-patient relationships and pit doctors against each other for their financial benefit. Using actual patient encounters, with identities protected, Inside the HMO explores the doctor-patient and insurance company accountability issues along with reimbursement and Patient Bill of Rights issues easily understood by the average reader. It offers insights to those patients neglected or denied treatments by their HMOs and reinforces the deep commitment by doctors to their patients. Additionally, the author challenges other doctors and Americans in general to get involved, while she personally, offers some suggestions towards constructing meaningful comprehensive health care reform.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vi
Chapter 1 First Encounterp. 1
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectivep. 18
Chapter 3 HMOs' Effect on Medicinep. 29
Chapter 4 HMOs' Invasion of My Practicep. 48
Chapter 5 The Turning Pointp. 71
Chapter 6 The HMO Legacy to Medicinep. 100
Chapter 7 The HMO Patientp. 122
Chapter 8 Socio-Economic Impact of Managed Carep. 137
Chapter 9 Socio-Political Considerationsp. 164
Chapter 10 A Look at Health Care Reformp. 173
Chapter 11 Commentaryp. 194
Introductionp. vi
Chapter 1 First Encounterp. 1
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectivep. 18
Chapter 3 HMOs' Effect on Medicinep. 29
Chapter 4 HMOs' Invasion of My Practicep. 48
Chapter 5 The Turning Pointp. 71
Chapter 6 The HMO Legacy to Medicinep. 100
Chapter 7 The HMO Patientp. 122
Chapter 8 Socio-Economic Impact of Managed Carep. 137
Chapter 9 Socio-Political Considerationsp. 164
Chapter 10 A Look at Health Care Reformp. 173
Chapter 11 Commentaryp. 194

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