Some say managed care systems are the best way to provide cost-effective, accessible health care, including dental health care. Others say managed care is the latest spin of "corporatized," socialized medicine that is neither managed or real care. What do you say about managed care?
If your office participates in any managed care programs (capitation plans, for example), what has been the impact, if any, on the practice, patient care, or how you do your job? If your office does not participate, why not? What do you perceive the impact of managed care would be on the practice?
The American Dental Hygienists` Association recently published a position paper supporting managed care. The ADHA feels today`s health care system has "moved dramatically away" from fee-for-service traditional health care. The association says that managed care and dental hygiene complement each other due to the emphasis on prevention and cost-effectiveness. Do you agree or disagree with their position?
Do you see managed care changing the way dental hygienists are accessing or treating patients? Why or why not?
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