With health care today being a collaborative effort among providers, patients, and payers, the paradigm of care delivery has changed. Providers want autonomy but are increasingly being held to evidence-based and population-based standards. Payers are demanding this accountability, but the managed care backlash has forced them to refrain from micromanaging providers. Many patients, meanwhile, see personalized health care as a right — even as employer cost-sharing tactics bestow patients with a responsibility to exercise cost-conscious decision making. The presentations in this supplement, derived from the 12th Annual Symposium for Managed Care Professionals, explore the issues inherent in this transforming environment.
Health Status, Health Maintenance, and Health Care in the 21st Century
Health Care Reform: Payer, Provider, Patient
Health Care Reform: The Consumer’s Viewpoint
Changing the Public’s Image of Managed Care
Treating Diseases and Managing Cost
Special motivational presentation: The Power of Perspective