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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Fang Sun, PhD (California State University Dominguez Hills)
Description: This is the second edition of an overview of today's concept of managed care as it relates to the business aspects of medical practice. The first edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: Due to the dynamics of managed care since 1996, such an objective is certainly worthy to pursue. The authors have done a wonderful job to meet the objective.
Audience: The book is intended for the people who manage or simply are interested in managed care in medical practices. With years of experience in the field, the authors are truly credible authorities in the subject matter of the book.
Features: The book reviews the fundamentals and concepts, and terminology and definitions of managed care. It provides practical strategies to manage managed care in medical practices and useful tools on assessing plans and reviewing contracts.
Assessment: This is a good resource for understanding various aspects of, and managing, managed care in medical practices. It is worthy reading by all who care about how to maintain the fiscal health of their medical practices in the environment of managed care.