The Managed Care Manual

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The Managed Care Manual is the ultimate handbook for physicians who wish to broaden their knowledge of managed care. Edited by the nation's foremost physician expert on managed care, Dr. David B. Nash, this practical handbook is full of essential information to guide the reader through the jungle of terms, organizations, concepts, and new standards facing healthcare professionals today.

Beginning with the roots of managed care, The Managed Care Manual introduces the reader to the brief history of managed care leading to the healthcare reform of the 1990s. The text then provides a thorough overview of the myriad of networks and organizations that have grown out of the managed care trend. The book also addresses issues of quality assurance and accountability, cost-controls and financial incentives, and ways to determine the best practice options available.

Key points, glossary, charts, and diagrams help the reader to learn critical concepts, structures, and terms that are integral to managed care.

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David B. Nash, MD, MBA is the Director of the Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes at Thomas Jefferson University and Associate Dean at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

A leading advocate for managed care education for medical students and residents, Dr. Nash is a nationally recognized educator and is hailed as one of the most influential forces in medicine today.

Dr. Nash's professional activities involve him on both the state and national levels; his expertise earns him frequent invitations to deliver lectures on health policy across the country. He is a consultant to organizations in both the public and private sectors, including federal agencies and corporations in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Nash received his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and was awarded an MBA with honors in Health Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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"The Managed Care Manual fulfills its role of an introduction to the medical world ahead." -- Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 277, No. 10, March 12, 1997

"The Managed Care Manual, edited by David Nash, is a very comprehensive review of managed care and its myriad abbreviations, and provides an excellent overview of MCOs and their goal of providing quality, cost-effective health care." -- HMO Practice, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 1997

"This manual would be excellent for house officers contemplating practice, for medical educators to use in teaching medical students about managed care, and for administrators in the healthcare industry to use in orienting nonprovider staff to the environment in which they will be working." -- Academic Medicine, Vol. 73, No. 2, February 1998

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