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Accountable Care Organizations

Select Group has decided to offer the first accountable care plan in a small community of 25,000 people in West Virginia. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a new concept, especially in this region. In conducting a consumer survey prior to the introduction of the structure, Select Group finds that attitudes toward a ACOs

The U.S. Health Care System

With so many different stakeholders in the health care system, many with powerful political lobbies, it is understandable that the government has been unable to effectively address the problems of cost, access, and quality. With the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), the government has ta

Reasonable timeframe for implementation of electronic records

What is a reasonable timeframe for implementation of electronic medical records throughout the United States? Would this timeframe be shorter if the U.S. had a socialized medical system similar to that of many European countries? Why or why not?

Payment methodologies in health care plans

Compare and contrast payment methodologies between Fee-For-Service (FFS) and Managed Care Organization (MCO) plans. Discuss problems that Managed Care Organization (MCOs) have experienced when implementing capitation arrangements in specialty-care practices.

Discussing Healthcare Policy

Questions: Name two types of organizations which influence health policy and describe their strategies. How have they influenced policy? Has their influence been positive or negative?

Fears of Obamacare

One of the greatest fears of the opponents of Obamacare is that they will lose the right to choose their personal physician. While people overwhelmingly report being dissatisfied with the health care system, they also report being satisfied with their personal physician at about the same level. How do you interpret this?

Financial Structure and Policies of Health Care

The financial structure and policies of a health care entity can differ by type of ownership, type of services provided, volume or complexity of the services provided, and its surrounding competition. How might the financial structure and policies of a community-owned, stand-alone rural hospital with an attached nursing home dif

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Review

Review the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and provide: - Background on the topic and previews major points. - Description of the process of how it was developed, who was involved in the development, and their respective roles in development. - Analysis of the policy's or mandate's impact on health care

Future of Health Care Policy

Could you please help me with an assignment by providing your opinion on the following topic and illustrating your points with examples. What do you think the future of health care policy will look like in the United States?

Health care ethics and law

Please help with the following healthcare policy-related problem. Explain the importance of patient privacy. How can one protect the privacy of one's health records? How can one prove that one's medical privacy was violated? What can be done if one thinks that one's medical privacy was violated?


As a health policy advocate, what primary policy goal guides your decision-making process and why?

Health Policy and law

Briefly describe the policy-making process as it relates to health policy in the United States. Then, discuss your role as a public health practitioner and as a potential stakeholder in public health programs. How would your role differ based on whether you were a public health practitioner or a stakeholder? How can you use this


For this case, please discuss financial implications of the problem.of health care/HIPPA PRIVACY LAWS How would you look at these in the context of an organization? What does the literature say please discuss ethical and legal implications of the health care management issue CONCERNING PRIVACY LAWS AND HIPPA LAWS At l


Progress in information technology implementation in health care has lagged behind most other information-intensive service sectors. Is this good or bad? What should the federal government do about it?

Community Health Advocacy Project

Design a data collection tool that can be used with your aggregate population. Make sure the tool contains the following: Demographics name, birth date, ethnicity, sex, education level, and so forth The questions that you came up with in Part One and any others that you feel would apply Two additional questions that woul

Donabedian classification

In the course text, there is a reference to the Donabedian classification when evaluating quality of care. What three other categories would you add and why? Justify your response: " Donabedian suggested the following classification when evaluating quality of care: â?¢ Access â?¢ Technical management â?¢ Mana

Examine policy formation.

What impact does the policy formation process have on direct patient care?

Medical records are investigated.

Please explain the following regarding medical records and HIPPA regulations: 1. What are three ways that medical records could be used in court? 2. According to HIPPA and organization policy, are there ways that medical records could be disclosed without patient consent? If so, what might those be? 3. What are some reg

Nursing leadership and management in health care are discussed.

The uniting factor of nurses internationally is the desire to deliver care to maximize health of individuals, families, and communities. -Describe the roles of nurses both in the United States and Internationally in delivery of evidence based care, policy development, and professional advocacy -Identifiy the impact of mas

Healthcare policy is assessed.

This proposal reveals a community health promotion project to educate the elderly on combating dementia and diabetes. The project consists of passing out brochures describing how healthy food choices can reduce the chances of an individual contracting diabetes or suffering from dementia.  The first step in initiating the projec

Healthcare reform is discussed.

How is the Patient and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the â??Health Care Reform Actâ?) likely to reshape financial arrangements between hospitals, physicians, and other providers if Medicare makes a single payment for all care received by a beneficiary from 72 hours before admission to 30 days after discharge from an inpatient

Assessment of a medical case

Patty is a medical assistant in a family practice office. She receives a telephone call from Ms. Smith, the mother of one of the practice's patients. Ms. Smith is concerned about her 19-year-old daughter because her daughter has not been feeling well lately. Ms. Smith's daughter recently saw the doctor but did not share any of t

Fragmentation of Health Information Systems (HIS)

An often stated problem with health information systems is fragmentation. Why is this problem? Discuss the various reasons for fragmentation and the perseverance of this despite the growing consensus about integration. What is done to counter this fragmentation, at various levels (global, national, etc)? What are necessary prere

Fundamentals of Healthcare Technology

What is HIPAA? What are 2 major rules of HIPAA that deal with privacy? How can HIPAA affect the way a company does business? What are some ways to protect patient information so that the practice is HIPAA compliant? references please