A Brief Note On Blue Cross Blue Shield Essay

1781 Words Mar 4th, 2016 null Page
Health care today is ever changing and keeping up with the demands of technology and our society. An estimated 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day and this trend is expected to continue. With this surge from the baby boomers comes increase need in the health care communities and how keep the doors open on a lower reimbursement rate from Medicare. Leaders in health care have been preparing for this surge and the environmental culture change for employees. There has been an increase of leadership development in the health care settings. Leaders are moving towards a value-based model, clinical coordination and efficiencies.
By 1910 American hospitals had become modernized with antiseptics, cleanliness and use of medication for pain relief. There was growing cultural influence for the medical profession. Physicians’ incomes were higher and had become prestigious. By the 1930’s the Depression era pushed for unemployment and “old age” benefits. Social Security Act was passed but did not include medical benefits. Blue Cross Blue Shield began offering private coverage in several states. In the 1960’s, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. Prior to that is was found that 56% of Americans over the age of 65 did not have health insurance. In the 1990’s health care cost had doubled the rate of inflation. And then by the 2000’s it was found that in order to be sustainable in the health care field with the increase of Medicare recipients the…

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