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  • Managed Care - 1,093 words
    Managed Care Chapter 3: Types of Managed Care Organization The distinction between health care providers and health care insurers have blurred substantially 10 Years ago managed care organizations were often referred to as alternative delivery systems Managed care is now the dominant form of health insurance coverage in the United States Managed care can mean managing the provider delivery system can be equivalent in its outcomes to managing the medical care delivered to the patient Managed care may not perfectly describe this current generation of financing vehicles, it provides a convenient shorthand description for the range of alternatives to traditional indemnity health insurance ...
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  • Re: Ingersoll Rand Co V Mcclendon, Page 57 - 338 words
    Re: Ingersoll -Rand Co. v. McClendon, page 57 Date: 1-4-99 FACTS: Perry McClendon, plaintiff, was an employee of Ingersoll-Rand Co., defendant, for nine years. Plaintiff felt he was fired short of his ten years of service so defendant could avoid pension obligations. Plaintiff sued for wrongful discharge. Defendant argues that plaintiffs common law claim was preempted by the ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). ARGUMENTS: Plaintiff: Wrongful discharge Defendant: Terminated at will and common law case was preempted by ERISA provisions. ISSUE(S) An ERISA plan exists and the employer had a pension-defeating motive in terminating the employment of plaintiff. HOLDING: EIRSAs explicit ...
    Related: rand, business today, public policy, case study, terminating
  • The Conflict Of Interest Inherit In Administrative Review - 2,807 words
    The Conflict Of Interest Inherit In Administrative Review The Conflict of Interest Inherit in Administrative Review and the Ineffectiveness of the Current Standard of Review by U.S. District Courts Law and Medicine By # I. Introduction The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, better known as ERISA, has been a major issue in healthcare litigation since its inception in 1974. ERISA governs any claim centering on health insurance, disability insurance, or any other employer provided benefits. ERISA affects many aspects of the American legal system, from inter-state commerce to bankruptcy, and particularly insurance and healthcare law. ERISA contains clauses for both the procedure and subs ...
    Related: administrative, conflict of interest, inherit, benefit plans, hospital care
  • The Problems With Hmos - 1,485 words
    ... h care for ten hours each day (Cohn 6). Shortly thereafter, when the assigned nurse was off-duty, there were sudden complications, and the fetus died (Cohn 6). If this was not tragic enough, Ms. Corcoran was then informed that she could not file a suit for damages because of the 1974 Employment Retirement Income Security Act, a federal health benefit regulation which prohibits the filing of pain and suffering lawsuits (Cohn 6). Do HMO members have adequate rights? Unfortunately, in 1998 the House of Representatives rejected a bill that would allow patients or their estates to sue HMOs and other insurers for denial of treatment. But there is much controversy over this issue and several pe ...
    Related: hmos, retirement income, house of representatives, code of ethics, coverage
  • Who Wins Witherisa - 1,460 words
    Who Wins Witherisa David pham #63540197 Writing 39C Proposal Paper 3 June 1999 Who Wins With ERISA? The system of managed care began in the United States in the early 1900s, in an effort to provide coordinated health care in a cost-effective way(Amer. Assoc. of Retired Persons). Until recently, managed care has emerged from the shadows to become the dominant form of health insurance and delivery, succeeding the older fee-for-service program (Zelman and Berenson 2). Today, about 160 million Americans are enrolled in some kind of managed care plan. Managed care has made health care more affordable andmore accessible for Americans. But sometimes cost cutting can lead to lower standards (Clinton ...
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  • Who Wins Witherisa - 1,414 words
    ... a high-risk pregnancy because of her history with pregnancy-related problems. Taking this into careful consideration, her doctors recommended hospitalization so that the fetus could be monitored as the due date approached, and another obstetrician (who was used for a second opinion) concurred (Pollack). Despite her doctors request, United Healthcare insistently denied the hospitalization, but appointed an in-home nurse to attend Mrs. Corcoran ten hours a day. While the nurse was off duty, the fetus developed complications and died. Mrs. Corcoran and her husband brought their litigation to court, alleging that the MCOs decision not to provide her with the hospitalization caused the death ...
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