The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

1997 OPEN FORUM Abstracts

Managed Care Contracts - Techniques For Inclusion Of Respiratory Care Services As Part of Managed Care Contracts

Colleen Bittner, Monday, December 8, 1997.

In this changing world of reimbursement, all health care providers need to understand the evolution and penetration of managed care in America. Participants will understand the underlying principals of varying payor sources, and will understand how to structure services differently for success. Learn how the pending PPS system is just another form of managed care -- and what that will mean to your relationship with your subacute and post acute customers.

Managed care requires a transdisciplinary approach for success. Learn how rehabilitation services will be re-engineered and re-focused. Learn how to redefine respiratory care to meet the changing venue of services from the acute setting to home care.

Achieving outcomes is critical. Understand what outcomes are important to payors, and how to develop care paths and protocols for respiratory care. Managed care always emphasizes and rewards efficiency. Learn methods to determine the efficacy and efficiency of your respiratory care program.

AARC 50th Anniversary, December 6 - 9, 1997, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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