Seeking a Niche in Health Care
Reynolds, Rhonda, Black Enterprise
Health care reform, an issue that is dead in light of the Republican Congress, has left what will probably be a lasting legacy: managed care, one of the fastest growing segments of the health care industry.
Managed care is designed to contain health care costs by managing a patient's care from proposed treatment to final payment. A network of hospitals, physicians and other health care providers agree to offer services for lower patient fees.
According to the U.S. Department of Health, over half of all insured employees now participate in managed care plans, which include health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Some black small business owners are trying to carve out a …
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Publication information: Article title: Seeking a Niche in Health Care. Contributors: Reynolds, Rhonda - Author. Magazine title: Black Enterprise. Volume: 25. Issue: 11 Publication date: June 1995. Page number: 39. © 2007 Earl G. Graves Publishing Co., Inc. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
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