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The Health Care Market

The Health Care Market

Overview

Use the Internet or online databases to research the current health care delivery structures—both private and public—within your state.

 

My state is Mississippi.

 

Instructions

Write a 6–8-page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze the current health care delivery structure in your state. Compare and contrast the major determinants of health care market power.
  2. Analyze the main competitive forces in the your health care delivery system in your state, and compare the major factors that influence the fundamental manner in which these competitive forces determine prices, supply and demand, quality of care, consumerism, and providers’ compensation.
  3. Evaluate the positive benefits and negative aspects, respectively, of HMO managed care from the provider’s point of view—i.e., a physician and a health care facility—and from a patient’s point of view. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Assess the efficiency of the types of economic incentives available to providers in the delivery of health care services in your own state.
  5. Propose who bears the financial risk of a capitation payment system: the provider, the patient, or the consumer-driven health plan itself.
  6. Use at least five current references. Three of these references must be from current peer-reviewed sources to support and substantiate your comments and perspectives.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Assess the economics of a state’s health care delivery structure, including the financial risks of a capitation payment system.

This is the rubric for grading!!

Analyze the current health care delivery structure in one’s state. Compare and contrast the major determinants of health care market power.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 20.25 (11.25%) points

Competent 22.95 (12.75%) points

Exemplary 27 (15.00%) points

Analyze the main competitive forces in the health care delivery system in one’s state, and compare the major factors that influence the fundamental manner in which these competitive forces determine prices, supply and demand, quality of care, consumerism, and providers’ compensation.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 20.25 (11.25%) points

Competent 22.95 (12.75%) points

Exemplary 27 (15.00%) points

Evaluate the positive benefits and negative aspects, respectively, of HMO managed care from the provider’s point of view—i.e., a physician and a health care facility—and from a patient’s point of view. Provide a rationale for response.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 20.25 (11.25%) points

Competent 22.95 (12.75%) points

Exemplary 27 (15.00%) points

Assess the efficiency of the types of economic incentives available to providers in the delivery of health care services in one’s own state.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 20.25 (11.25%) points

Competent 22.95 (12.75%) points

Exemplary 27 (15.00%) points

Propose who bears the financial risk of a capitation payment system: the provider, the patient, or the consumer-driven health plan itself.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 20.25 (11.25%) points

Competent 22.95 (12.75%) points

Exemplary 27 (15.00%) points

Five references.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 6.75 (3.75%) points

Competent 7.65 (4.25%) points

Exemplary 9 (5.00%) points

Writing mechanics, grammar, and formatting.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 6.75 (3.75%) points

Competent 7.65 (4.25%) points

Exemplary 9 (5.00%) points

Appropriate use of in-text citations and reference section.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 6.75 (3.75%) points

Competent 7.65 (4.25%) points

Exemplary 9 (5.00%) points

Information literacy/integration of sources.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 6.75 (3.75%) points

Competent 7.65 (4.25%) points

Exemplary 9 (5.00%) points

Clarity and coherence of writing.

Levels of Achievement:

Unacceptable 0 (0.00%) points

Needs Improvement 6.75 (3.75%) points

Competent 7.65 (4.25%) points

Exemplary 9 (5.00%) points

 
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