Market forces continue to create dramatic shifts in the structure and conduct of business in the health care delivery system. Employers, government agencies, and other purchasers of health care have become increasingly aggressive in demanding competitive prices from suppliers of health care services. The response to the bundling strategies in purchasing health care has been an acceleration in the growth of managed care organizations over the past decade has been dramatic.
In the United States, 70% of people 65 and older will need some kind of long-term care eventually. The cost of long-term care just keeps going up and most Americans keep believing â€” incorrectly â€” that the government will cover most or all of it. The obvious question then becomes, who will pay this necessary, but hugely expensive bill?
- Discuss how LTC services are carved into the managed care system
- Research the associated problems that deal with quality of care, access to care, ability to control costs or efficiency and bring into the fold of the discussion.