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Healthcare regulations Impact on Operational, Financial,Care

Does anyone know the impact that the changing regulations in healthcare has on the operational structure, financial systems, and on care delivery?

Also, what can be done to protect the patient population from the limited or lack of HIPAA enforcement?
Any help is appreciated.

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There will be much more regulation in healthcare as costs rise and the government is more involved. Also, there will be a shift in where healthcare takes place. More procedures will be downgraded to less expensive settings. This has been a trend for years. Operations that used to include a hospital stay are now routinely performed on an outpatient basis.
In addition, with the shared responsibility of the Medicaid program states will be more involved in measuring and defining quality of care. They will also be more stringent in accessing the care received by patients. The medical professionals will no longer be setting standards and policies, instead the government will have the final say. Last fall a big study was released suggesting mammograms should not be perform as frequently as previously suggested. In reality, can one put a price on saving a life? The government thinks so, and ...

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This detailed solution outlines the impact that the changing regulations in healthcare will have on operational structure, financial systems, and care delivery. It also discusses what can be done to protect the patient population form the limited or lack of HIPAA enforcement. It includes links and examples.

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