HSM 546 Health Maintenance Organizations Discussions 1 Week 2

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HSM 546 Health Maintenance Organizations Discussions 1 Week 2
Let’s begin this thread focusing on HMOs. When I think about HMOs, the first name that pops into my head is Kaiser…

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HSM 546 Health Maintenance Organizations Discussions 1 Week 2

HSM 546 Health Maintenance Organizations Discussions 1 Week 2

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Let’s begin this thread focusing on HMOs. When I think about HMOs, the first name that pops into my head is Kaiser.  The primary function of an HMO is the efficient management of healthcare resources. A doctor’s primary function is the medical care of the individual patients. So, how can this relationship which appears to be at odds with each other sometimes, provide quality healthcare for patients especially in a closed panel HMO structure?  HMOs are often vilified for denying benefits but surely HMOs provide some benefit to society. Any takers on this one? Who will speak for the HMO?  If you could be the CEO of one or the other, which would you choose and why?  Now let’s think about integrated healthcare delivery systems.  What are some examples?