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Title: Managed Care - What is its Definition Today? ‹Click on the title to begin.

Target Audience: Nurses, Physician Assistants, Physicians


The purpose of this educational seminar is to describe managed care, its impact both locally and nationally, and future trends in healthcare arising from managed care practice.


By the end of this module, you will be able to:

1. Define managed care.

2. Discuss historical national and state HMO experiences.

3. Identify future trends.


Bruce Deschere is a 1977 graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. He trained in Family Practice at Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI from 1977-1980 and worked seven years in full-time private practice which included in-depth experience in managed care while serving as CEO of a multi-specialty group. He began teaching full time in 1987 directing a fellowship and three residencies. He earned a MBA from Madonna University in 1994. He is certified in Family Practice, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Sports Medicine and in Quality Assurance/Utilization Review. He currently direcst a rotation in community-oriented primary care, access to care for the underserved and managed care. This rotation is offered to trainees in Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Pediatrics.

Accreditation Information: 1.0 Contact Hour

This educational activity has been provided by the University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing, which is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Michigan Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.


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