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New Trends in Managed Care Detailed in Fourth Edition of The Managed Care Yearbook

Manasquan, N.J. -- The managed care industry is continuing to see explosive growth. However, the industry also is being challenged in new ways.

The Managed Care Yearbook, Fourth Edition, covers how the industry has been developing documenting the growth in Medicare and Medicaid managed care and the continuing shift of employer-sponsored health plans into managed care plans.

It also notes how the managed care industry is addressing today's challenges competition from provider sponsored organizations, which will only accelerate once the Health Care Financing Administration releases its "mega-regs" for PSOs, as well as how the industry is combating the public's "anti-managed care sentiment" that has been fueled by the main stream media coverage of quality of care issues in managed care.

The Managed Care Yearbook, Fourth Edition, details how the American Association of Health Plans and some of the nation's leading health plans have developed the "Putting Patients First" program to help health plans focus on the quality of care that patients receive.

The Managed Care Yearbook, Fourth Edition, also highlights one of Humana Inc.'s "Humana Service Promises," which the company is implementing so that it can "deliver extraordinary service at every point of contact."

Quality and member services are two of the biggest issues confronting the industry as health plans continue to fight for market share. This edition of The Managed Care Yearbook looks at what some health plans are doing to retain their members, including InterGroup of Arizona, Oxford Health Plans and Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Another area managed care organizations have turned to for growth opportunities is in the international arena. This edition of The Managed Care Yearbook will tell you how some of the nation's leading MCOs are focusing some of their revenue potential to areas outside of the United States. See what United HealthCare, Kaiser Permanente, CIGNA and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association are doing abroad.

The managed care industry is still focusing on the concept it created better managing healthcare services to control costs, through such programs as disease management. The Managed Care Yearbook, Fourth Edition, covers some of the disease management programs being implemented across the country as well as data on programs that are working. Disease management programs for diabetes, congestive heart failure and asthma.

The Managed Care Yearbook, Fourth Edition, also looks at how MCOs are using clinical pathways to ensure that healthcare services are properly "managed."

The Managed Care Yearbook, Fourth Edition, also provides you with the news you need on developments in the industry what partnerships have been formed, contracts that have been awarded, acquisitions, mergers, networks that have been created or developed, new market expansions and the types of information systems that are available to help MCOs.

The Managed Care Yearbook, Fourth Edition, is available for $243.50, which includes shipping and handling.

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