Case management programs are usually considered to be an element of the Quality Assurance Program. However, some health care professionals believe that they may be more interested in managing costs rather than quality of care. Considering this issue please respond to the following questions:
1. Do you believe that case management programs are more concerned with reducing costs or improving the quality of care? Please justify your position.- REDUCING COST
2. Generally discuss the limitations of a typical case management program and their strengths.
3. Do you believe that case management programs will become a medical program necessity in the future? Justify your position.- YES
4. In your opinion, how important are “gatekeepers” to the case management process? – important
Case Assignment Expectations
Length: Case Assignment Module assignments should be at least 3 pages.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). OR Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question
Format: APA format is recommended (but not required) for this assignment. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.
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