Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): David I. Samuels
Publication Date: December 5, 2011
Publisher: Productivity Press
Size: 2.08 MB
Book DescriptionDavid Samuels, a leading authority on financial models in healthcare, draws on his multidisciplinary background in all aspects of managed care to provide an expansive yet detailed perspective of this complex field. Grounded in evidence-based modeling, the book’s multidisciplinary focus puts the spotlight on core concepts from the standpoints of health plans, hospitals, physician practice, and their respective integrated network models.
You’ll learn what happened when a country’s national health care plan is developed with problematic underwriting, why hospitals will always be victimized at their payer’s bargaining table, and even how to improve the current primary care shortage at both 50% less provider costs as well as with triple their members’ compliance in wellness care. The book gives you the critical tools to stay ahead of the learning curve, engage patients to take responsibility for their own and their family’s health status, and improve your differentiation in a RAPIDLY changing marketplace.
Managed Health Care in the New Millennium is elegant in both the simplicity of its premise, as well as the detail in which David Samuels lays out a prescription for navigating the uncharted, murky waters of Health Care’s future. His rational, plausible take on the complex problems, and possible solutions, while not offered as a panacea for an industry in turmoil, is fresh and bold. For once, consumers are not ignored as hapless victims, or un-savvy consumers. Instead, they are given practical tools and a voice, which may just be the future path to simultaneously cut costs and improve the quality of the care they so well deserve. Well done David!
--Andre B. Van Niekerk, PhD, Dean, School of Business, Woodbury University, President, (LBR) Luxury Branding Research, Los Angeles
Managed Care in the New Millennium is more than a very readable future history of managed healthcare. It’s a call to action for those who must make decisions on how healthcare services should be delivered and how the financing on managed care should be carefully structured towards common medical and financial goals. Managed Care in the New Millennium should be required reading for everyone needing to understand how managed healthcare worked in the past, is now "working" in the present and how managed care will evolve in the future. Mr. Samuels presents valuable information for medical and hospital administrators, healthcare insurance companies, legislators, human resource managers, consultants, and individual patients that is long overdue.
--Lawrence R. Lievense, FHFMA, FACMPE, Healthcare FINANCIAL Experts, Inc.
David Samuels’ book comes to the market just in time for health plans, physicians and hospitals to consider new options in a post reform environment. An expert in reimbursement and the mathematical fundamentals of prospective payment for over three decades, David has updated his original book, Capitation, in line with the refocused needs of providers and payers to collaborate over value instead of fighting one another over manipulated fees schedules and volume. In short order we get a 15-year update on where managed care went wrong in its reimbursement and how the use of performance data and more thoughtful application of care management techniques can build accountability into a mutual framework of payment and service for purchasers and providers. The author then goes one step further into offering innovation upon a theme to expand the thinking and capabilities of providers and purchasers to share savings and put in place key performance indicators using predictable formulas. David’s work can help many healthcare executives do a better job of understanding and planning for the future. We recommend his publications to our clients and believe his innovation offers insight into what accountable care means and how the consumer will eventually benefit through a more rational and defined care system.
--William J De Marco MA, CMC, President and Chief Executive Officer, De Marco & Associates, Inc.
David Samuels offers great insight into the health care insurance markets and the enormous potential of capitation to contribute to the solutions our Nation so sorely needs. Capitation will inevitably impact the industry's evolution and I know of no more comprehensive and detailed a depiction of its strengths and opportunities than Managed Health Care in the New Millennium.
--Carl Heard, MD, MMM, Independent Locums Physician, Consultant for Medical Management