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MANAGED CARE, ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS, HEALTH CARE CONSUMER PLANS/MODELS

Assignment Overview
There are various types of plans consumers can select. MCOs, HMOs, PPOs, POSs, or ACOs are the most common ones; however, they all supply various benefits and drawbacks. Consumers (patients) have the right to choose the type of plan that best fits their needs. As a health care leader, it is vital that you understand the differences in these plans. In addition, in a health care environment where there are plenty of options for consumers (e.g., providers, medical offices, location, consumer plans etc.), ideally making the “choice” is left up to the consumer’s determination.

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Case Assignment
For the Module 3 Case Assignment, conduct additional research as needed, and complete the following:

Part 1 – Comparative Chart:
Prepare a detailed comparative chart (see example at the following source: https://philsblogspace.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/eco-chart.jpg?w=1400). In your comparative chart, evaluate and discuss the key features, differences, and disadvantages between MCOs, HMOs, PPOs, POSs, and ACOs.
Part 2 – Designed an Application (App):
In the world of technology, the “consumer choice” is often swayed by their research efforts or applications. In at least 2 pages, design an app to assist consumers with making a choice between the various consumer plans. Be creative and detailed about your application. Explain the contents of the application that you create and why you feel it would be beneficial to consumers.
In your scholarly paper, you should include an introduction and conclusion paragraph.

Assignment Expectations
Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to justify/support your thoughts and analysis.
Limit your response to a maximum of 4 pages.
Support your report with peer-reviewed articles, with at least 3 references. Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals. Angelo State University Library (n.d.) Library guide: How to recognize peer-reviewed (refereed journals). Retrieved from: https://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php

Required Reading

Feeley, T. W. & Motha, S. N. (2018). New marketplace survey: Transiting payment models: Fee-for-service to value-based care. Retrieved from  https://catalyst.nejm.org/transitioning-fee-for-service-value-based-care/

Haas, S. (n.d.). Health Reform Act: New models of care and delivery systems. Retrieved from  https://www.aaacn.org/health-reform-act-new-models-care-and-delivery-systems

Plunkett, L. (2015). Accountable care organizations. New York State Dental Journal, 81(3), 4–7.

Shi, L., & Singh, D. A. (2017). Chapter 9 Managed care and integrated systems. In Essentials of the U.S. health care system (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

World Health Organization. (n.d.). Health care delivery models. Retrieved from  https://www.who.int/hac/techguidance/tools/disrupted_sectors/module_07/en/index3.html

Wood, D. (2013). Providers getting creative with new healthcare delivery models. Retrieved from  https://www.amnhealthcare.com/latest-healthcare-news/provider-getting-creative-new-healthcare-delivery-models/

Videos

Aetna. (2017). What’s the difference between an HMO, a POS, and a PPO? | Health care answers in 60 seconds. [Video file]. Retrieved from  https://youtu.be/lvRetvxWjQY

Kaiser Health News. (2015). The ABC’s of ACO’s. Retrieved from  https://youtu.be/oV5rxViCf9U

FAIR Health. (2017, November 1). Point of service (POS) (Part 4 of 8)—FAIRHealthConsumer.org [Video file]. Retrieved from  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm5eKYjcZbc

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