HSM 420 DeVry Midterm Exam

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HSM 420 DeVry Midterm Exam


HSM 420 DeVry Midterm Exam

HSM 420 DeVry Midterm Exam

Question 1. Question : (TCO 1) Why were the first proto-HMOs formed in America? What were the original driving factors in the HMO movement? :

Question 2. Question : (TCO 1) What are the types of plans on the managed care continuum? Present these in order, from least control to most control of medical cost and quality.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 2) What is the role of the executive director in a managed care organization? Could you see yourself practicing in this position at some point in your career? Why or why not?

Question 4. Question : (TCO 2) What is the role of the credentialing committee in a managed care organization? And why is this function so crucial?

Question 5. Question : (TCO 3) Discuss pay for performance (P4P) in managed care. What are the pros and cons of the P4P approach to compensating providers?

Question 6. Question : (TCO 3) Describe the use of evidence-based clinical criteria in managed care. Why is this process so important in managed care today?

Question 7. Question : (TCO 4) What is meant by pattern review under managed care? Why do payers conduct pattern review, and what kinds of things might they identify during such reviews?

Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) Discuss some key general aspects of physician practice behavior? Include implicit messages from training, and also environmental factors, in your answer.

Question 9. Question : (TCO 7) What is the purpose of hold-harmless and balance-billing clauses in managed care contracts?

Question 10. Question : (TCO 7) What is typically covered under “term, suspension, and termination” of a managed care contract?