Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Managed Care Plan Proposed for OU Health Sciences Center

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Managed Care Plan Proposed for OU Health Sciences Center

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A managed health care program for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City campus will be among items to be discussed by the OU Board of Regents at its regular meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Dining Rooms 5 and 6 of Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave.

The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with agenda items submitted by Cameron University, followed by items submitted by OU. The regents will continue their meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The OU board will discuss a proposal to implement a managed health care program on the OU Health Sciences Center's Oklahoma City campus. The new health plan, titled HealthSource, would be offered by the participating physicians of the OU Health Sciences Center's Professional Practice Plan and the Oklahoma Medical Center and will be available July 1.

The aim of the program is to allow faculty to gain experience in direct operation of a managed care program and to implement cost- and risk-management controls effective in reducing premium and operating expenses for both the employer and employee participants. …

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