The managed care industry is at a crossroads. Belief in the ability of market forces alone to create an environment fostering quality health care at lower cost is eroding. Regulators across the country are confronted with a growing consumer backlash against managed care. As a result, states have passed managed care reform legislation at unprecedented rates. In doing so, states are confronted with a patchwork of federal intervention and preemption. We examine the stages of these recent state and federal developments and evaluate them in terms of the traditional objectives of a reasonably functioning health care system: quality care, access, and cost containment.
Research Article|December 01 1999
The Stages of Managed Care Regulation: Developing Better Rules
J Health Polit Policy Law (1999) 24 (6): 1275-1304.
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Alice A. Noble, Troyen A. Brennan; The Stages of Managed Care Regulation: Developing Better Rules. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 December 1999; 24 (6): 1275–1304. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-24-6-1275
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