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Running Head: MANAGED CARE IN THE UNITED STATES1Managed Care in the United StatesMichele MoralesColorado Tech UniversityJuly 2019
MANAGED CARE IN THE UNITED STATES2AbstractThis paper will provide an in-depth review of how Managed Care has facilitated the transfer of health services to outpatient and other nontraditional settings of care. The goal is to better understand the role managed care has had on the delivery of healthcare over several years. Specifically, this paper will examine the impact managed care has had on the access, financing, and delivery of health care in the United States. Managed care has and will continue to evolve in order to meet the demand of members and the rising healthcare costs. Lastly, this paper will discuss how Managed Care has contributed to promoting health.
MANAGED CARE IN THE UNITED STATES3Managed Care is a process of organizing both medical providers and hospitals to provide healthcare for members by reducing health costs while managing the quality care received. As early as the mid-twentieth century, manage care plans developed more as an employee benefit. Those employee benefits would include Blue Cross and Blue Shield during the early 1930’s and Kaiser Foundation health plans that went into effect in 1937.