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profileManaged Care Programs

"Managed Care Programs" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Managed Care Programs" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Managed Care Programs" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 649 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 54 publications in 1998
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