Managed care--serving two masters.

G. T. Chiodo, Susan Tolle

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It is likely that enrollment in managed care dental plans will continue to increase. Dentistry can respond to this trend by resisting it; however, just as the health care marketplace drove medical care into managed care mechanisms, so too will these forces impact dentistry. For those who are participating in managed care dental plans, it is heartening that current data indicate that most types of patient care are not adversely affected by reimbursement mechanisms. Dentistry, however, should seek out opportunities to shape the managed care format and must be at the table to assure that ethical principles and conflicts of interest receive due consideration. Dentists who treat patients under a managed care reimbursement system must be certain that the plan does not require providers to sacrifice patient autonomy or compromise care in the process of serving two masters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-134, 136
JournalGeneral Dentistry
Volume47
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1999

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Managed Care Programs
Dentistry
Reimbursement Mechanisms
Tooth
Conflict of Interest
Dentists
Patient Care
Delivery of Health Care

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Chiodo, G. T., & Tolle, S. (1999). Managed care--serving two masters. General Dentistry, 47(2), 132-134, 136.

Managed care--serving two masters. / Chiodo, G. T.; Tolle, Susan.

In: General Dentistry, Vol. 47, No. 2, 03.1999, p. 132-134, 136.

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Chiodo, GT & Tolle, S 1999, 'Managed care--serving two masters.', General Dentistry, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 132-134, 136.
Chiodo GT, Tolle S. Managed care--serving two masters. General Dentistry. 1999 Mar;47(2):132-134, 136.
Chiodo, G. T. ; Tolle, Susan. / Managed care--serving two masters. In: General Dentistry. 1999 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 132-134, 136.
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