ERIC Number: ED261291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-9
Reference Count: N/A
Health Maintenance Organizations and the Elderly: Promises, Problems, and Prospects. Hearing before the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session (Boca Raton, Florida).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This document contains the transcripts of witness testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to explore the impact of the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) on the health care system and on the elderly in particular. Opening statements are given from Representatives Dan Mica, Matthew Rinaldo, and Lawrence Smith. Testimony is presented from two panels of witnesses. The first panel consists of four Florida citizens who are members of HMO's and who represent the consumer's viewpoint. Also included on panel one are representatives of the Florida Insurance Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services. The second panel of HMO providers includes the president, Doctor's Office, Incorporated; the executive director, Group Health Association of America; the senior vice president for medical affairs, International Medical Centers; the director of administration, Av-Med, Incorporated; and the president and past president of two Florida county medical societies. Additional, brief testimony is included from 25 audience participants. Topics covered include the nature and kinds of problems associated with alternative health care programs including the need for: regulation of HMO's, assurance of quality care, and review of the enrollment and disenrollment process. The appendix contains additional material submitted for the record. (MCF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
Identifiers - Location: Florida