To prepare for this assignment:
- You will consider how the control of health care delivery has shifted over time from the preindustrial era until today.
- Think about the changing roles and responsibilities of various individuals and institutions, such as:
- Insurers/managed-care organizations
- Government payers (Medicare and Medicaid)
- Also, consider how the issue provides opportunities and challenges for healthcare administrators.
To complete this assignment, address the following questions:
- What are the historical forces on the healthcare delivery system, or who controls health care in the United States today? Why?
- How has this changed over time?
- What insights does this topic give you with regard to opportunities and challenges for health care administrators in today’s organizations?