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Managed Care: What It Is And How It Works (Managed Health Care Handbook ( Kongstvedt)) [Paperback]

Peter R. Kongstvedt
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September 19, 2008 0763759112 978-0763759117 3
The new Third Edition of Managed Health Care: What It Is and How It Works is a concise introduction to the foundations of the American managed health care system. Written in clear and accessible language, this handy guide offers an historical overview of managed care and then walks the reader through the organizational structures, concepts, and practices of the managed care industry. This thorough revision has been completely updated with all the newest data on this dynamic industry and features all new sections on: pay for performance, consumer directed health plans, new approaches to care management, as well as advances in information technology.

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  • Series: Managed Health Care Handbook ( Kongstvedt)
  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3 edition (September 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763759112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763759117
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ...well thought out and easy to read. January 14, 1999
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The content of the book overall is well thought out and easy to read. Chapter 1, The Evolution of Managed Care, is an excellent chapter. The Medicaid and Medicare sections of Chapter 5 are excellent. Chapter, 7, Quality of Care, is an excellent chapter--one of the best on quality I've read. (reviewed by Carmella M. Sebastian, MD, Senior Medical Director, First Priority Health, The Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania HMO)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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The book covers the basics in an understandable and logical order...it is well-organized and complete. Chapter 3, The Infrastructure of Managed Care, is very interesting and informative - is very good at describing how managed care organizations do what they do. Chapter 4, Provider Networks, and Chapter 5, Purchasers and Managed Care, are very good chapters with good descriptions of provider networks and purchasing arrangements. (Reviewed by Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH, Professor and Director of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Economics for managed healthcare June 19, 2014
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Great material it was very understandable and the information was organized the author did a through research of the subject
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great book ,good information to obtain more info in the topic, but still needs other books to complement it..the wording is a little confusing and goes around the bushes without giving you a clear definition of thre topic at hand...but in general ...a ok book with good information on different topics related to managed care.
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4.0 out of 5 stars brand new January 21, 2014
By Natasha
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was exactly what i needed for my class. arrived in great condition and was perfectly fine for the semester. would buy again
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3.0 out of 5 stars Purchased for Class September 5, 2013
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I purchased this textbook because it was required for my economic (Masters) class. This is book is relatively easy to read and understand. It is a good reference book and one that I shall keep for the future. If you are interested in economics or an economic major, this is a good resource, provided you work in healthcare.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good June 30, 2013
By ella
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everything in this book is very easy to understand and easy to read. you really dont need to take note, the book is your note
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative May 23, 2013
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Really helped with my project. Some information though is kind of vague but having this textbook as my guide really made my group's class presentation work. It would be nice if this book was used in the class.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good college textbook
I actually got this book for a class that I am taking. I bought it new thinking that I would be writing and highlight in it like a overachiever that I am, but interestingly enough... Read more
Published 16 months ago by E. Gray
3.0 out of 5 stars Managed Care: What It Is and How It Works
The font in this book is too small. It was difficult to read the words and although informative, the layout was boring.
Published 16 months ago by 3/2/13
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Great book for my class this semester, easy to read and understand the information. I would recommend this book to future students.
Published 16 months ago by shanet23
4.0 out of 5 stars book review
small book but carries a lot of information about managed care. although this may be changing within the next few years because of the obamacare, this is still a good book to read... Read more
Published 23 months ago by mike
3.0 out of 5 stars Paramjit
This book could have been better if the font size used was bigger. It is hard to focus for long hours. The author is not clear about lot of things and it can get confusing. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Paramjit Singh
4.0 out of 5 stars Covers the basics
This was a requirement for class. It does an excellent job covering the basics but is a very dry read. However, I'm sure it could be worse. The text is easy to understand. Read more
Published on February 17, 2012 by Dominique
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointingly Basic
This may be ok for someone who knows nothing about the healthcare industry (why they would want to read a book on managed care is beyond me). Read more
Published on December 19, 2010 by Hightest
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