Case Study #2 -Hidden Podcast Brain

Case Study #2:

Listen to the Hidden Brain Podcast: Fee-For-Service Monster (Sept. 7, 2020; 52:11)  Here is the link to the Hidden Brain Podcast: https://www.npr.org/series/423302056/hidden-brain (Links to an external site.)

Then, answer the following questions:

1. In the very beginning of the podcast, the host talks about an episode of The Office and describes the “surf-n-turf.”  Essentially, when your company or your boss pays for your dinner, most times, employees will pick the surf-n-turf option (with a side of lobster!).  How does this relate to healthcare as discussed in the podcast?

2. In the Utah Medicaid program example, described what happened when Medicaid moved from a fee-for-service payment model to a fixed payment model?  Also, what is the name of this “fixed” payment model?

3. Vivian Lee argues that wages have been stagnant because employer’s have to pay more and more to provide healthcare to their employees.  In essence, an employees “pay raise” is going towards their healthcare contribution.  Do you agree or disagree with this argument?  Please use at least 1 outside resource to support your answer.

4. Describe the care delivery model of Chen Med and the Military Health System.
Remember to follow the Case Study Assignment Guidelines found in the syllabus.  Also, please keep this case study between 2-3 pages max.  You only need to number your answers. You don’t need to include the question.

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