Compare and Contrast Public and Private Managed Care Systems​

Public and Private Managed Care Systems

Both public and privately-funded managed health care systems provide services for people. Today, both managed health care systems are being discussed, especially with the various aspects of healthcare reform. Examples of public health systems relate to military health care and Native American health services. Each has progressed over the years. Examples of private health care systems that support health care research are organizations such as Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare.

Week 7 Assignment: Compare and Contrast Public and Private Managed Care Systems

Activity Description

Select one public and one private managed health care system and prepare a PowerPoint briefing with a comparison of the two. Prepare the presentation as if you were explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each to an audience of senior leaders, whether the systems compete or might follow one another in some type of sequence.

While distinguishing between the two, be sure to include the following:

  • Summarize how systems are publicly or privately funded.
  • Evaluate how costs are managed in each type of system and determine the impact on care quality.
  • Interpret how each type of system delivers care to patients.
  • Validate the key challenges each system encounters.
  • Associate a key past or present healthcare reform that may require positive adjustments in how the system currently operates.

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.

Support your presentation with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide

Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information. 5-7 scholarly references within the last five (5) years.