TennCare and academic medical centers : The lessons from Tennessee.
- To ascertain the potential impact of public-sector-driven health system reform (Medicaid and Medicare programs) on academic medical centers (AMCs).
- A qualitative, case-study investigation of how 2 of Tennessee's 4 AMCs were affected by the TennCare program, which enrolled all of the state's Medicaid recipients and a sizable portion of its uninsured in managed care organizations (MCOs) in January 1994.
- We reviewed pertinent documents related to the AMCs'response to TennCare ; interviewed AMC executives and staff, state officials, and representatives of MCOs serving TennCare beneficiaries ; and conducted site visits at both AMCs.
Main Outcome Measures
- Changes in clinical revenues, clinical volume, patient selection, support for the AMCs'teaching and research missions, and the AMCs'response to these changes.
- Both AMCs studied experienced large revenue shortfalls, the closure of some specialty services, adverse patient selection, and loss of the patient volume needed to do clinical research, and had to reduce the number of training program positions.
Longer-term consequences of TennCare for AMCs may include the integration of community-based services into academic missions, the acceleration of clinical diversification, and the attainment of experience in managed care, anticipating the evolution of the private-sector market.
Mots-clés Pascal : Secteur public, Secteur privé, Tennessee, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Soin santé primaire, Homme, Réforme hospitalière
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public sector, Private sector, Tennessee, United States, North America, America, Primary health care, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0440623
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 10/04/1997.