Rating managed care plans as business partners.Healthc Financ Manage. 1997 Mar; 51(3):41-2, 44.HF
Managed care plans are driven to meet consumer quality of care demands. But, plans that meet these consumer demands do not necessarily meet provider expectations for quality business partnerships. Therefore, providers need to develop not only clinical performance indicators but also indicators that will help them evaluate managed care plans as business partners. Performance indicators should be developed to measure managed care plans' medical loss ratio, compensation cost/benefit, payment promptness, authorization convenience and promptness, insurance verification convenience and promptness, payment accuracy, medical management, provider relations responsiveness, member education effectiveness, recorded complaints, risk transfer, contract terms, and contract equity.