COMPARE AND CONTRAST Two benefits of the gatekeeper model (MCO)
Instructions: Gatekeeper models of MCOs require the patient to obtain a referral from their primary care physician prior to seeking the help of a specialist. Although the gatekeeper model intends to curb the overuse of medical services, it may also have alternative benefits and costs. Illustrate, compare, and contrast the following:
• Two benefits of the gatekeeper model; and
• Two costs or problems generated by the gatekeeper model.
The result of your comparison should be able to address the following question: Who benefits from the use of the gatekeeper MCO system—the physician or patient? Why?
Justify your position using evidence.
Write a 5 page paper (1500 or more words) in APA format. Below is a recommended outline.
1. Cover Page (See APA Sample paper)
2. Introduction a. A thesis statement
b. Purpose of paper
c. Overview of paper
4. Conclusion – Summary of main points a. Lessons Learned and Recommendations
5. References – List the references you cited in the text of your paper according to APA format.
(Note: Do not include references that are not cited in the text of your paper)
BOOK: Title: Health Economics, 5th edition Print: ISBN 13: 978-0-13-294853-1 Author(s): Phelps Publisher: Routledge Copyright year: © 2013