Managed Care

Definition of "Managed care"

Plan to control employer's health care cost through the introduction of practice guidelines or protocols for health care providers, and to improve the methods used by employers and employees to select health care providers. The goal of the plan is to create a financial accounting system in order to manage the impact of medical treatment on the patient's clinical response and quality of life. Once such a system is created, the employer and the employee will be better able to judge which health provider is more effective and efficient.

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