Markets at Risk— Current and Future Challenges in a Managed Care Marketplace. V. Contemporary environmental pressures facing managed care organizations


The changes described reflect a continuing effort by managed care organizations to adapt to shifting preferences and specifications of purchasers and consumers and developments in the provider and regulatory arenas (see Figure 3). A number of these pressures are highlighted to suggest the direction that health plans will have to move in order to try to demonstrate that they are able and can continue to add value.