Impact ACO will have on reducing health care costs



  1. As managed care has evolved, new delivery systems have been established. One such delivery system is the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) . Describe the ACO its beginnings, overall  objectives, its structure and key features. Managed care companies are partnering with providers to establish ACO’s. Discuss the positive or negative impact the ACO will have on reducing health care costs while producing quality outcomes.
  1. HMO’s improve health care. HMO’s do not improve health care. The debate goes on. Discuss the tools and features HMO’s use to improve health care—give examples–   Take a position on this issue and explain your view.
  2. The Consumer Directed Health Plan especially the Health Savings Account (HSA) product is gaining popularity among purchasers of health care and managed care companies. Describe  the HSA its origins, structure and key features. What are the advantages or disadvantages of the HSA. Take a position on this issue and explain your view.

Required Text

Kongstvedt, Peter R. Managed Care: What It Is and How It Works. Jones and Bartlett Publications, Third Edition 2009 ISBN-13:978-0-7637-5911-7

Final Paper

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