In the mid 1980s medicare began looking to managed care to help control its runaway expenditure under managed medicare an insurance company known as a health maintenance organisation accepts from the medicare programme a fixed capitation payment for each person it enrolls and it agrees to provide that person with at least the standard package of medicare benefits. Managed care and the treatment of chronic illness is a unique presentation of available research in the treatment and outcome of care for the chronically ill patients in managed care settings chronic illnesses require frequent and specialized treatment for patients anathema to the short term and cost effective objectives of mcos. Finding those 20 percent and getting them the care they need means managed care needs to go beyond utilization review and recognize the need for chronic care management the center offers disease management programs for umhs patients with diabetes asthma depression heart failure and coronary artery disease. Abstract this datawatch uses data from the 1993 employee health care value survey ehcvs to compare the experiences of respondents with and without chronic illnesses under managed care after con
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