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As your third assignment toward completion of the Session Long Project you are asked to review the paper by A. Mains, A. Coustasse, K. Lykens: Physician Incentives: Managed Care and Ethics and answer the questions below.

  1. Consider this idea from the paper: “Medicine is a moral enterprise. Because MCOs are involved in the delivery of medical care, they too, are moral entities. However, MCOs are also businesses."
  2. Explain the idea that the authors sought to convey.
  3. Discuss the physician’s dual function under an MCO model of care.
  4. What concerns do you have about the physician- patient relationship under MCOs?


  1. Limit your responses to a maximum of two pages, not including title and reference pages.
  2. Be sure to utilize at least 3-4 scholarly references to support your discussions.
  3. Be sure to properly cite your references within the text of your assignment and listed at the end.
  4. Be sure to apply critical thinking skills to the write-up of your assignment, especially numbers 2, 3, and 4 above.

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Medicine is considered a moral enterprise because physicians are supposed to be
advocates of patients (Mains, Coustasse & Lykens, 2003). It's a noble enterprise because it is
based on trust and confidentiality. Physicians are obliged to look at the best interests of the
patients at all times. Physicians use their intellectual capabilities and moral values to look at the
welfare of the sick. MCO is also moral entities because they take part in ensuring that patients
get the medical attention they need. However, the MCO faces a hard task between where to draw
the line between providing patients get the right medical attention and also make sure that its
financial needs get recognized. MCO is also a business. It is because they make decisions
regarding budget allocation, reduction ...

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