MANAGED CARE SYSTEM

Integrates the financing and delivery of appropriate health care services to covered individuals by means of: arrangements with selected providers to furnish a comprehensive set of health care services to members, explicit criteria for the selection of health care provides, and significant financial incentives for members to use providers and procedures associated with the plan. Managed care plans typically are labeled as HMOs (staff, group, IPA, and mixed models), PPOs, or Point of Service plans. Managed care services are reimbursed via a variety of methods including capitation, fee for service, and a combination of the two.

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