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Emerging Opportunities in the Healthcare Environment: The UME21 Program

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  • Managed Care
  • Medical Education
  • Public Health
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  • Medicine

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Emerging Opportunities in the Healthcare Environment: The UME21 Program Health Policy Newsletter ____________________________________________________________ Volume 13 Number 3 September, 2000 Article 4 ____________________________________________________________ Emerging Opportunities in the Healthcare Environment: The UME21 Program J. Jon Veloski, MS* * Thomas Jefferson University Copyright ©2000 by the author. Health Policy Newsletter is a quarterly publication of TJU, JHS and the Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes, 1015 Walnut Street, Suite 115, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Suggested Citation: Veloski JJ. Emerging opportunities in the healthcare environment: The UME21 program. Health Policy Newsletter 2000; 13(3): Article 4. Retrieved [date] from http://jdc.jefferson.edu/hpn/vol13/iss3/4. J. Jon Veloski: The UME21 Program Health Policy Newsletter Vol. 13, Number 3 (September 2000), Article 4 Emerging Opportunities in the Healthcare Environment: The UME21 Program __________________________________________ The federal Employee Retirement and Security Act of 1974, which introduced new regulations for private retirement funds and employee health benefits, set the stage for managed care by permitting employers to finance their own health insurance plans. Correspondingly, as individual employers abandoned the traditional indemnity insurers, including the Blues, and moved aggressively to forge their own health insurance plans, the ensuing marketplace brought about unprecedented changes in physician autonomy and clinical decision-making that have challenged clinicians and presented new opportunities for medical educators.1 Medical schools soon recognized the implications of these forces and began to experiment with curricular changes in the 1970s and 1980s.2 Nevertheless, industry leaders as well as students and young physicians expressed dissatisfaction and have criticized new graduates’ prepa

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