Managed Care Success: Reducing Risk while Increasing Patient Satisfaction / Edition 1

Managed Care Success: Reducing Risk while Increasing Patient Satisfaction / Edition 1

by James Saxton, Saxton, Thomas L. Leaman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0834210231

ISBN-13: 9780834210233

Pub. Date: 04/23/1998

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

The number of malpractice claims and the severity of final judgments c ould explode under managed care. Physicians and managed care organizat ions are on a collision course with malpractice when patient expectati ons are at an all-time high, and pressures of efficiency are constantl y increasing. Defensive medicine — doing procedures or additional tes ts, to

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Overview

The number of malpractice claims and the severity of final judgments c ould explode under managed care. Physicians and managed care organizat ions are on a collision course with malpractice when patient expectati ons are at an all-time high, and pressures of efficiency are constantl y increasing. Defensive medicine — doing procedures or additional tes ts, to protect the provider will no longer work. Utilization controls will penalize you, and ultimately, limit your practice. So what's the solution? To be successful in this evolving health care environment, y ou've got to change with it. You've got to be informed, be prepared, a nd ready to coexist with it. That's precisely why you need Managed Car e Success: Reducing Risk While Increasing Patient Satisfaction. You'll learn how to work with — not against — managed care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834210233
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
04/23/1998
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Contents:THE CONCERNS * Dr. Smith Meets Managed Care * Managed Care in a Nutshell * Evolution of Managed Care in a Physician’ s Office * True Costs of a Malpractice Suit * Who Would Sue You? * THE RESPONSE * The Importance of More--and Better Communication Documentation: Not More, Better Using Informed Consent as an Offense Strategy * Patients as Partners * Risk Management Dilemma * The Joy of Practice

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