Write 4–5 pages in response to the following:
- How do providers influence the decisions that patients make? What type of decisions do patients make as a natural consequence of the influence from providers and physicians?
- Consider the provider setting, treatment type, and method of reimbursement when formulating a response.
- How are insurance plans (including government payers) impacted by the decisions that patients and their doctors make?
- Consider supply and demand concepts when formulating a response.
- How are physicians and patients regulated by government?
- Describe how the regulatory environment will impact the health care economy when formulating a response.