community care network


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community care network

A component of the American Hospital Association’s proposal for healthcare reform. In a community care network, local hospital-organised groups of physicians and clinics would compete for contracts with group insurers, and would provide care to those enrolled in the plan; the fees would be capitated and rates determined by an independent regulatory board.
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Transforming Health Care Delivery: Toward Community Care Networks. Chicago: American Hospital Association.
"Community Care Networks and Health Care Reform: An Interview with Robert Sigmond." The Journal of Health Administration Education 12 (3): 353-71.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance and WPS will ensure that veterans have ready access to community care when needed until the next generation of community care contracts -- Community Care Networks (CCN) -- are awarded and implemented.
This legislation is critical toward the formal implementation of high-performing networks (VA's Community Care Networks) and long-term strategies for balancing utilization of VA services with those in the private sector.
Delivery system reform through development of community care networks to facilitate collaborative networks of providers focused upon improving health status of the community.
This is an important consideration with the potential advent of community care networks and community rating plans by insurance companies described in the various health care reform bills.
In the United States, the concept was imbedded within the health planning legislation of the mid-1960s and early 1970s and, ironically, it reemerged in the current decade within the American Hospital Association's (1990) proposed "community care networks," now commonly referred to as integrated delivery systems.

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