Using the South University library or the internet, research on a series of topics that will help you understand the current issues regarding managed care. You can use keywords, such as (but not limited to) managed care, current trends and issues in managed care, pharmacy benefit management, or utilization management. Like many other aspects of health care, managed care is continually changing and evolving to meet current consumer and market demands. This week, you are required to write an essay on the following topics:
- Pharmacy benefit management
- utilization management
Use the following guidelines for developing your eassay:
- Select at least two articles for each topic from the SUO library, and wrote a review for each source of information.
- Present a summary for each topic tying together the information learned about the topic.
- Describe and evaluate the market forces, current trends, and changes in drug benfit programs over the last fifteen years.
- Discuss basic approaches and techniques used in utilization management.
- Analyze the future of utilization management approaches. How might they change and why?
- Justify your ideas and responses by using approaches examples and references from reputable and scholarly texts, websites
Based on your research, summarize your findings on the selected topics and complie your obersvation in a 5 to 6 page microsoft word document.
Support your responses with examples.