Managed Care Information Center MCIC - Managed Care Information Center
Providing Essential Management Information to Healthcare Executives

Home / Inside MCIC / Press Releases
Search

E-mail a Friend
Affiliates
Health Resources Online
* * *
Health Resources Publishing
* * *
Wellness Junction
* * *
Healthcare Intelligence Network
Contact MCIC
info@themcic.com

Managed Care Information Center
1913 Atlantic Ave., Suite F4
Manasquan, NJ  08736
(732) 292-1100
fax: (732) 292-1111


MCIC Press Release

For more info, contact MCIC:
Phone: (732) 292-1100
Fax: (732) 292-1111
Email: info@themcic.com

Hot Off The Press

National Trends in MCO Benefits Identified by MCIC

Manasquan, N.J. More than half of the nation's managed care organizations (MCOs) covered psychiatric benefits at year-end 1997, making it the most commonly offered benefit out of the seven benefits examined by researchers at The Managed Care Information Center (MCIC).

The analysis is based on MCIC's National Directory of Managed Care Organizations, Second Edition, which incorporates year-end 1997 data from more than 1,800 of the nation's MCOs.

MCIC's research examined the percent of the nation's MCOs that covered seven benefits. The findings are as follows:

  • psychiatric -- 53 percent;
  • home health -- 44.8 percent;
  • wellness -- 43.4 percent;
  • vision -- 41.9 percent;
  • dental -- 36.8 percent;
  • workers' compensation -- 20.1 percent; and
  • long-term care -- 16.6 percent.
And, while psychiatric was the most frequently covered benefit for MCOs within all regions of the nation, MCIC's researchers also identified the second and third most frequently covered benefits for MCOs within the eight regions. The findings are as follows:

New England
Wellness - 40.5%
Home Health & Vision (tie) - 39.3%

Middle Atlantic
Home Health - 46.5%
Wellness - 43.3%

South Atlantic
Dental - 43.7%
Wellness - 41.6%

East North Central
Home Health - 51.3%
Wellness - 47.7%

West North Central
Wellness - 50.0%
Vision - 46.5%

South Central
Wellness - 55.75%
Home Health - 55.2%

Mountain
Home Health - 50.4%
Vision - 45.5%

Pacific
Home Health - 40.9%
Dental - 38.0%

The National Directory of Managed Care Organizations, Second Edition, is available for $293.50. For more information, or to place an order, contact: the Managed Care Information Center, P.O. Box 559, Allenwood, NJ 08720; (888) THE-MCIC, fax (888) FAX-MCIC, e-mail info@themcic.com or place a secure online order at: www.themcic.com.

MCIC, a healthcare publishing company based in Manasquan, N.J., publishes several healthcare industry newsletters, directories and yearbooks. For additional information on any of MCIC's publications, services or custom research services, contact: The Managed Care Information Center, P.O. Box 559, Allenwood, NJ 08720; call toll-free (888) THE-MCIC, fax toll-free (888) FAX-MCIC, e-mail info@themcic.com, www.themcic.com.


For more information contact The Managed Care Information Center, 1913 Atlantic Avenue, Suite F4, Manasquan, NJ, 08736, toll-free telephone 1-888-THE-MCIC (1-888-843-6242), fax 1-888-FAX-MCIC (1-888-329-6242), e-mail info@themcic.com or online at http://www.themcic.com.

# # #

Back to List of Releases

 
Top | Home

© The Managed Care Information Center