Examine the importance of the continuum in understanding the differences among managed care plans.
Identify an MCO functioning in both your area and in some other parts of the country (for example, BCBS of California and BCBS of Georgia). Compare the organizations relative to the type of managed care products each offers.
Compare and contrast your findings with what you learned in readings this week.
If you were an employer looking for a managed care product for your employees, which of these three: HMO, PPO, or CDHP would you choose and why?
Explain the key elements of the physician’s contract.
Examine the common clauses and provisions of the physician’s contract.
Explain the contract negotiation and credentialing process.

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