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WU Health Care Reform Efforts Discussion

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Health care reform efforts are moving toward frameworks that reward providers for the quality of health care delivered rather than the current model, which is focused on quantity. This requires a realignment of how health care is currently reimbursed to providers. To help achieve better care, in 2015, the Obama administration created the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network involving 2,800 payers, providers, employers, patients, states, and consumer groups to help achieve this goal, which is “to transform the nation’s health system to emphasize value over volume” (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2015).

Note: To find current data on health care reform efforts, review the press release in the article, “Better, Smarter, Healthier: Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Kick Off to Advance Value and Quality in Health Care.”

Considering what you read in this week’s Learning Resources, what insights can you gain from state and local health care reform efforts? Taking the perspective of a health care administrator, how do you think these efforts might inform health care policy reform at the federal level? Is it possible to translate local reform to larger federal reform?

Describe two key lessons you can take away from state/local health care reform efforts. Explain how these lessons might inform health care policy changes taking place at the federal level, if at all. Next, explain one reform effort that is considered a benchmark at the local level that in some way reduces health care costs, improves quality, or increases access to health care. Provide the link to the article or website in your post.

WU Wk 9 Nurses Involvement in Systems Development Life Cycle Essay

Post a 1-2 pages description of what you believe to be the consequences of a healthcare organization not involving nurses in each stage of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) when purchasing and implementing a new health information technology system. Provide specific examples of potential issues at each stage of the SDLC and explain how the inclusion of nurses may help address these issues. Then, explain whether you had any input in the selection and planning of new health information technology systems in your nursing practice or healthcare organization and explain the potential impacts of being included or not in the decision-making process. Be specific and provide examples.

APA style and a minimum of 3 references

Governors State University Concepts of Market Justice and Social Justice Discussion

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1. Briefly describe the concepts of market justice and social justice.

2. In what ways do the two principles complement each other and in what way are they in conflict in the US Healthcare Delivery.

3. Choose one of the two concepts and defend its use

200-300 words

Miami Dade College Week 4 Competencies for Professional Nursing Practice

Select one question below (only 1 question)

Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs, with a minimum of three sentences each paragraph (125 words per paragraph minimum)

Format: APA format according to Publication Manual American Psychological Association (APA) (6th ed.) 2009 ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

Minimum of two references, not older than 2015.

I am a nursing student in Florida in case you need to know.

Thank you

Chapter 4: Competencies for Professional Nursing Practice. Attached book and PowerPoint.

1. You are assigned to care for Ms. C., an 81-year-old patient who was admitted today with symptoms of increasing shortness of breath over the last week. She is currently receiving oxygen through a nasal cannula at 3 L/min. You go into the room to assess her. You find that she is sitting up in bed at a 60-degree angle. She is restless and her respirations appear labored and rapid. Her skin is pale with circumoral cyanosis. You ask if she feels more short of breath. Because she is unable to catch her breath enough to speak, she nods her head yes. Which action should you take first? Why?Listen to her breath sounds.Ask when the shortness of breath started.Increase her oxygen flow rate to 6 L/min.Raise the head of the bed from 75 to 85 degrees

2. What do all of the following scenarios have in common?An elderly male becomes acutely confused and refuses to follow directions for his safety.A teen comes into an urgent care setting requesting information about sexually transmitted infections.A mother visits a school nurse and requests information about how the school handles sex education.A team leader needs to rearrange assignments when one team member goes home sick.Nursing staff in an intensive care unit need to develop an evacuation plan.

3. You will be taking care of a patient in a nursing home for the first time. Your assignment is to care for an older man who has heart disease. In addition, he has five other medical problems and takes 20 medications. While developing a plan of care for this patient, you can identify 8 to 10 nursing problems. You have no previous experience with nursing homes, and most of what you have heard and read about them is negative. Will you find yourself dreading the clinical day and expecting a negative experience before you even begin?

4. Think about a clinical experience that was troubling to you. Reflect on what bothered you about the experience. What could you have done differently? What were the reasons behind your actions? Try to create and clarify meaning or a new understanding of the particular situation.

5. Beginning nursing students often tend to focus primarily on their routines, including to get their list of tasks done, including assessments, ordered treatments, daily care, and charting. What if an unexpected situation occurred during the day? Do you think you would be able to reason, plan, and take appropriate action—think critically?

Requirements: 125 per paragraph/ 3 paragraph

Chamberlain University Health Conditions and Implications for Women Discussion

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Health Conditions and Implications for Women

Some health issues, including heart disease, depression, and autoimmune disease, present more frequently in women than in men. Others, including ovarian cancer and pregnancy issues, are obviously exclusive to the female population. Nurse practitioners focused on women’s healthcare become well-versed in these health issues and apply their expertise to helping to screen for and offer care for patients with these conditions.

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For this Discussion, you will select a specific women’s health issue. You will research this issue, and share common symptoms, recommended diagnostic tests, and common treatments.

To prepare:

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week and consider the different types of women’s health issues.
  • Choose a women’s health issue from the following list and once you have selected an issue, search the Walden Library and/or the Internet regarding the health issue symptoms, diagnostic tests, and common treatments:
    • Osteoporosis
    • Bladder Issues
    • Pre-diabetes
    • Thyroid
    • Hypertension
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Psychiatric Disorders

Based on the issue you chose, post a description of the issue you chose and your explanation of common symptoms, recommended diagnostic tests, and common treatments. Be specific and provide examples. Use the evidence from your search of the literature to support your explanation of the woman’s health issue you chose.

Columbia Southern University Childhood Obesity Research Paper

In this unit, you will research a known health issue that affects a population in your area that could be positively changed through health behavior. Make sure to address the following: DC/Maryland/Virginia

  • Describe your local area (e.g., urban, rural, coastal) and the health issue that you researched.
  • Describe the target population (e.g., ethnicity group, median income, age group, gender, etc.).
  • Generally discuss the relationship between the identified health issue and the target population. What specific health behaviors can be noted?

State, city, and census websites are a good place to gather data and information (e.g., community health rankings and roadmaps, prevention status reports, community commons, behavior risk factor surveillance system, etc.). Your assignment should be at least three pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages. You must use at least two sources to complete the assignment. All sources used, including your textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations must be in APA style.

HCA 407 Stratford Examining Role of Business Vision & Mission Statements Discussion

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Task 3

The Process of Making Health Policy – State and Local Level

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Governmental structure – State, local, private

Attributes of Health Policy Development in Nonfederal sectors

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Check out ideas on developing a mission, philosophy and goals for healthcare policy at a local level.

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Write a mission statement and philosophy or the clinic. Be sure that it is aligned with state and local policies and addresses the population of prospective clients and needs of the area.

Lesson 3

Activities may be modified by instructor depending on needs of students. However, projects are consistent across all classes. Online students will find details for activities in Important documents.

Activity 1: Case Study: Massachusetts Health Care Reform

Activity 2: Impacting local Health policy

Activity 3: Design a digital way of displaying the steps you took in Activity 2.

Project Assignment:

Research state and local healthcare policies that will affect the policies you develop for the clinic. Address any areas of concern or special circumstances for delivering care for the proposed clients. Pay attention to policies surrounding Medicare and Medicaid as this is managed at a state level.

Develop a consensus Mission statement and Philosophy for clinic based on both the preliminary statements from each team member completed in the task and further research you have just completed.

Set major goals for the clinic.

Innovative Health Care Delivery Model Discussion

Describe one innovative health care delivery model that incorporates an interdisciplinary care delivery team. Explain how this model is advantageous to patient out comes. In 200 -300 words

Citations are needed and the format is APA.

Catholic Health Services Effects of Caffeine on Effects of Caffeine on Amyloid Beta Paper

I need help in writing in two topic the please avoid plagrism and the citation should be APA. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DO IT WE CAN COMMUNICATE AND IF I LIKE YOUR WORK I WILL STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOU SINCE I HAVE A LOT OF PROJECTS COM IN

HSA 3170 Rasmussen Project Components of Financial Report Project Proposal

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In today’s world of healthcare, capital expenses are a common element to the financial management process. In fact, all healthcare organizations, at some point, must convert to an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to be compatible with the rest of the world. However, this is a major capital expense that will cost many healthcare organizations millions of dollars. Purchasing an EHR system will undoubtedly require the acquisition and use of long-term assets under a capital budget.

The final assignment of your project will require you to make a recommendation to finance an EHR system, based on information from previous assignments. You will compile all the information in a proposal format, which will be addressed to the organization’s executive managers. You will create a separate presentation as an overview of your proposal.

Your organization is considering financing a 1.5 million dollar EHR system (if an EHR system not a good fit for your case, you can choose any major health information system/technology but the 1.5 million dollar reference should remain the same). Based on the financial outlook of your case/organization, make a recommendation to purchase or not purchase the system. You will need to draw on the material you have learned in throughout the class and assignments; as well as background information from your case description. Collectively, that information will serve as the foundation to support your recommendation.

Your final Financial Analysis report should be a minimum of eight (8) pages in length, excluding title and reference pages.

  • Introduction of case and financial challenges and issues; perspective of financial challenge (Introduction)
  • Report on assets and liabilities, cash flows and financial position, etc (Financial Statements).
  • Examination of financial analysis methods (Financial Analysis Methods).
  • Interpretation of financial management and capital management; influences for capital investments and decision-making (Capital Management).
  • Assessment of EHR implementation (or relevant information system) and recommendation; using supportive information from financial management assignments (Proposal)
    • Summarizes and presents a collection of financial management concepts, strategies and methods; applicable to case financial position, needs and challenges.
  • Make sure to use block letter formatting and proposal formatting guidelines. You will need to include a title page. Remember, your audience is the organization’s executive managers. Make sure to use proper audience tone.
  • Include an APA formatted reference page to include at least five (5) academic sources, such as a book or an academic scholarly journal, to support your topic. You should reference your academic sources by including at least five (5) in-text citations. Academic scholarly journals can be access through the Rasmussen Online Library.

Your Presentation should be created in MS PowerPoint to include a minimum of seven (7) slides. You will also add a narration to your presentation that should be 15-20 minutes in length. Be sure to discuss your project components in a concise, yet effective manner. You should highlight key points of each component of the Financial Analysis Report, leading up to your EHR recommendation outcome. Include graphical displays (such as graphs or other pictorials) to add visual interest and support of your information. Use a professional tone and keep in mind that you are presenting to the executive management team; consider their interests as stakeholders.

Presentation Outline

  • Introduction
  • Summary of financial statements
  • Summary of financial analysis methods
  • Findings of capital management influences
  • EHR recommendation outcome
  • Summary/Conclusion
  • APA formatted reference slide

Northampton Community College Nature of The Relationship Discussion

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ESSAY: NATURE OF THE RELATIONSHIP

The ability to interact professionally, fairly, and justly between people and entities has long been a central duty of a human resource leader. Those unable to meet this requirement often see a fall in job satisfaction, which can lead to a fall in employee retention, grievances, and arbitrations. Obviously, the repercussions of this failure can be catastrophic for an organization. With that understanding, compose a paper addressing the following:

  • Discuss the nature of the current, general relationship between unions and organizations. In other words, is the relationship between unions and organizations/management today better or worse than previous years, and do unions and organizations work in a collaborative manner today?
  • Discuss the responsibility that human resource professionals have to create a positive working relationship with unions.
  • Most importantly, craft a five-point plan that a union/union representative should follow/adapt in order to create a positive, conducive, and mutually rewarding relationship between unions and organizations. Be sure to discuss the impediments to this relationship and how one can overcome those impediments.

Your paper should be:

  • 5-7 pages in length, or about 2300 words, not including title and reference pages (which are required). Include a formal references page. This is an individual paper; however, you should reflect on our discussion forums and incorporate ideas from there, as appropriate.
  • Formatted and cited according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Supported by at least three scholarly sources and can include resources from this course. The CSU Global library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to locate these sources. You cannot use Wikipedia or any CSU Global assignment. For this assignment, a credible source is defined as:
    • A scholarly or peer-reviewed journal article.
    • A government-based website or publication.
    • A trade or industry journal article, publication, or website, including those from trade organizations such as SHRM.org and TD.org.

University of Phoenix Purpose of Accreditation in Lifespan Management Review

Describe the purpose of accreditation in lifespan management.

Compare levels of accreditation for lifespan management services and facilities.

HI 253 and SC 121 PUG The Official ICD 10 CM Guidelines Discussion

HI253: Medical Coding I

Topic: The Official ICD-10-CM Guidelines

Review the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, which can be found in your ICD-10-CM Coding Manual starting on page 1. In your initial discussion post you should:

  • Identify and explain at least 2 coding conventions or guidelines from Section I.
  • Discuss the process for selecting the principal diagnosis from Section II and the rules for reporting additional diagnoses from Section III.

Participation Expectations: Your main post to the discussion should contain at least 150 words, with no more than 10% quoting, and cite any sources used on a reference list following APA format. I will send login info to access book info once assignment is accepted if you need it.

Keiser University Parkinson Disease Medication Related Causes Questions

The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology related to Parkinson’s Disease including normal drug effects, adverse effects, and impact upon the rehabilitation process.

Read the case study below and answer the questions that follow. Use the following writing guidelines (3 points) to complete your responses.

  1. Use complete sentences.
  2. Write answers in your own words (no quotes or copy/paste from other sources)
  3. Proofread for correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
  4. Provide references where appropriate.

Mrs. T. is a 68-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 2 years ago. She recently was referred to PT and OT for balance and coordination exercises due to a recent decline in function. Mrs. T’s past medical history includes hypertension, and acid reflux, and seasonal allergies. Current medications include Sinemet 50 mg(carbidopa)/200 mg (levodopa) bid; Lisinopril 20 mg daily; Prilosec as needed; promethazine as needed for allergies.

You notice that on some days, Mrs. T. does great in therapy and on other days, she has great difficulty participating. Mrs. T indicates she has noticed the same thing at home—some days she gets around quite well and other days she has difficulty. Mr. T mentioned this to you as well.

  • Explain 2 possible medication-related causes of Mrs. T’s inconsistent therapy performance.(4 pts)
  • Identify any medication(s) Mrs. T is taking for the Parkinson’s disease. Detail the mechanism(s) of action, and describe any potential drug interactions that could be occurring. (5 pts)
  • Identify 2 additional different drugs, by name (generic and brand) and classification, that are used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Explain how these medications work (4 pts)
  • Choose one of the causes you identified in Question 1 and discuss possible alternatives to alleviate the problem. (2 pts)
  • Explain how you might respond to this situation if you were Mrs. T’s therapist. (2 pts).

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College of Central Florida What Are the Different Diabetic States Paper

Explain the major differences between laboratory test values found in diabetic ketoacidosis and in hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state. Discuss predisposing factors for each. How is DKA treated differently from HHS?

Purdue University Importance of the Discipline on Public Health Discussion

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Before you start, look over the instructions for the Unit 3 Assignment. This Discussion will assist with forming your responses for the Assignment.

First, think about a health problem that you find interesting, such as a disease outbreak, chronic condition (heart disease, diabetes, etc.), or common injury in a population (falling among seniors, occupational injuries, etc.). You could also choose a health problem that is currently affecting your community.

Next, choose and research an organization that is part of the public health system (local, state, federal or global health organization, non-governmental organization, or other organization) that is addressing the health problem.

For your initial response to the Discussion, provide a brief description of the public health problem and the organization you have chosen. How is the organization actively addressing the health problem? Who are the stakeholders in the community that the organization might reach out to in partnership to address the problem?

Your two peer replies should ask probing questions about the organization or the health problem that is being addressed by your peers. You can also make additional suggestions to your peers regarding other stakeholders or organizations that might be appropriate to include when addressing the public health problem.

Be sure to include a list of credible references to support your response.

Assignment 3:

HS315-2: Apply systems thinking to build relationships with public health stakeholders.

Instructions

Systems thinking in public health looks at how different disciplines work together to create the public health system. When we examine the public health system as a whole, we can see several different parts; health education, health communication, the public health workforce, information technology, and even non-profit organizations concerned with population health help make the public health system work.

For the Unit 3 Discussion, you chose a public health problem and an organization that is part of the public health system (local, state, federal or global health organization, non-governmental organization, or other organization) that is addressing the health problem. Using the information, you drafted for the Unit 3 Discussion and the peer feedback you received, write a minimum 500-word expository essay that addresses the following:

  • Briefly describe the health problem and organization that you chose, and what they are doing to improve population health.
  • How does this organization fit into the overall public health system?
  • Using systems thinking, determine what other organizations inside or outside the discipline of public health would be important for your chosen organization to build relationships with to meet their goal of improving population health. Then, describe the linkages between the organizations that make them a part of the system that is needed to address the health problem.
  • You may include a diagram of the ‘system’ that shows how the organizations are linked.

Requirements

  • The paper should be at least 500 words in length.
  • There should be a minimum of three credible references used, including the source for your chosen organization, which should be presented in APA format.
  • Go to Academic Tools for assistance with writing and APA.

Submitting Your Work

Please submit your work in a Microsoft Word document. Save it in a location and with the proper naming convention: Last_First_HS315_Unit 3_Assignment.docx. When you are ready to submit it, complete the steps below:

  1. Click on “Content” at the top of the classroom page.
  2. Click on Unit 3 in the left navigation.
  3. In the center of the page, click on Unit 3 Assignment Dropbox.
  4. Click the “Add Attachments” button.
  5. Follow the steps listed to attach your Word document.

To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Grades tab after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted project.

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WHO’s area of responsibilities regards to COVID-19

Sai Kong posted Jan 20, 2021 5:26 PM

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Hello classmates and professor,

According to an article published by (Singh & Singh, 2020), The novel Corona Virus was first discovered and reported in China in the early December of 2019; however, the official listing of COVID-19 as a disease by the World Health Organization (WHO) was on 11th February 2020. The virus compromises the host’s respiratory system and causes multiple symptoms that cause respiratory distress and even death. Since the discovery of COVID-19 and the widespread infectious disease worldwide, WHO officially declared the coronavirus as a pandemic disease in March of 2020.

World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that primarily responsible for international public health affairs. Some of the organization’s area of responsibilities is to promote health by support people’s participation in national health policies, keep the world safe by providing health emergency responds such as prevent emergencies and support development of tools necessary during outbreaks, and serve the vulnerable by addressing social determinants and prioritizing health in all policies and healthy settings (WHO, n.d.).

The world as we know it has changed drastically since the discovery of COVID-19. Its impact has caused millions of deaths all around the world and the death count is continuing to rise as we speak. Millions of families suffered the loss of a loved one, family tradition has changed, what once a busy street of Times Square has suddenly become quiet and empty among other cities. The virus has changed the world in more than one way.

The World Health Organization is actively addressing the health problem by providing constant situation updates and recommendations across all nations regarding the facts of COVID-19, advice for the public for disease preventions, updated research and development for vaccines, and treatment progress to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

The stakeholder that WHO has been reaching out to among their vase networks is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with each country’s respective government agencies. CDC has a WHO collaborating center for surveillance, epidemiology, and control of influenza that deliberately researches to provide the best influenza vaccine virus selection along with comminating information to generate guidance for the public. Its role is instrumental for pandemic preparedness. (CDC, 2019). The WHO could also recommend mask requirements and additional guidance for social distancing for the government to incorporate into their safety policies and communities as some states are still hesitant to practice the wear of masks in public places.

Reference

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019, December 6). CDC’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/who-collaboration.htm.

Singh, J., & Singh, J. (2020, April 7). COVID-19 and Its Impact on Society. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3567837.

World Health Organization. What we do. World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/about/what-we-do.

Unit 3 Discussion

Anthony Revillas posted Jan 21, 2021 7:59 PM

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Good afternoon everyone,

For this week’s health problem, I chose heart disease. Heart Disease can be a variety of heart disorders that affect the heart, and the most common disorder is coronary artery disease. This disease affects the blood flow of the heart, which can cause a heart attack. The organizations I chose are The Centers for Disease Control and The American Heart Association. These health agencies are joining together to help the public with the fight against heart disease. According to the CDC (2013), “A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke addresses this urgent need for action. Key partners, public health experts, and heart disease and stroke prevention specialists came together to develop targeted recommendations and specific action steps toward the achievement of this goal through a process convened by CDC and its parent agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.” The stakeholders can also range from volunteers, employees, partners, and vendors to fight against heart disease. The American Heart Association is the leading funder of heart disease and stroke research. The organization holds annual events, healthy living advice, knowledge on health topics, and volunteer opportunities for the public to fight against heart disease. For over 100 years, this American Heart Association has helped the community live a healthier and longer life.

Thank you


Reference List:

American Heart Association. (2021). https://www.heart.org/en

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke. https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/action_plan/index.htm

Harold Washington College Adolescent Connectedness Paper

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Cite these sources in your posts. Here’s what that looks like:

Example 1: Blah blah blah (DASH, 2020). Blah blah blah (Steiner et al., 2019)

OR

Example 2: According to DASH (2020), blah blah blah. Per Steiner et al. (2019), blah blah blah

Discussion Prompts

For your initial post

  1. Tell us your name, your major (or other NEIU student status) AVERY WELLS, physical education major, 2nd semester at NEIU
  2. Indicate if you are currently working with or hope to work with school children/youth/adolescents and in what capacity. ANSWER: I currently am not working with any school children. I hope to one day teach a physical education class in a school. Prior to the pandemic I was a Dancer at Bar/ Bat Mitvah’s. So I guess in some capacity I did work with school children, but not in a school setting.
  3. Respond to one of the following prompts:
    1. Think back to your own adolescence. Describe a time that you didn’t feel connected (in the way described on the website and in the article). What contributed to that feeling? AND what was/were the negative outcome(s) of this lack of connectedness? Explain in terms of the website and the article, and cite one or both of them.
      OR
    2. Think back to one of the times in your adolescence where you did feel connected. What contributed to that feeling? AND what was/were the positive outcome(s) of this connectedness? Explain in terms of the website and the article, and cite one or both of them.
  4. Respond to this prompt: Why is it important for adolescents to feel connected to school, family (i.e. parents and caregivers), or other important people and organizations in their lives? Provide at least four reasons. For each reason, cite one or both of these sources. Cite at least each of these sources once.

HI 155 PUG Health Care Certifications Discussion

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HI255: Medical Coding II

Topic #1: Your Future as a Coding Professional

For the final DB in the course, review the video about certification listed on the Readings page. Explore the websites of the various professional organizations that offer certifications for coding professionals. Check out AHIMA, AAPC, and AMCA at a minimum.

Your post should compare the various certifications offered by the organizations. Include the cost for the exam; cost for upkeep of the credential; amount of continuing education required for maintenance; qualifications needed to apply for the credential (can you get it right after graduation?); finally, what are YOUR plans for certification after graduation, and why?

Participation Expectations: Please engage on this topic throughout the unit by posting one main response. Your main post to the discussion should contain at least 150 words, with no more than 10% quoting, and cite any sources used on a reference list following APA format.

Columbus Technical College Disease Control and Prevention Discussion Post

Write a 175- to 265-word response to the following:

  • How does the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services receive, transmit, and communicate health care data?
  • How does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) know when there is a health risk to a population, and how is it notified?

HCM 6322101A01 Colorado Technical University Week 3 System in Healthcare Paper

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write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

  • Compare and contrast the ways that state and local governments can work with health care organizations to foster integration between primary care and public health.
  • Additionally, discuss the importance of linking primary care and public health and some of the challenges in doing so.

Vila Healths St Anthony Medical Center Memorandum

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  • Note: This assessment uses the following media as the context for developing the reimbursement model memo. Review this media before you submit your assessment.
    • Vila Health: Investigating a Readmission. Basic understanding of the reimbursement system requires one to appreciate the size and scope of the system, the complexities associated with the system, and the various subsystems and payment rules associated with health care reimbursement and finance. As a dominant player in the health care sector, the U.S. federal government is the largest single payer for health care services. As a result of its size and dominance within the system, any changes made by the federal government regarding its reimbursement of health services profoundly affect those who are rendering the care, including providers, other payers, and the health system overall. In addition to government-sponsored health insurance, various other forms of health coverage, generally tied to employment as a benefit, were introduced in the United States to help offset the expenses associated with the treatment of illness and injury.In an effort to address concerns within the U.S. health system regarding cost, access, and quality, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) in 2010, with President Barack Obama signing it into law. Components of the PPACA included making health insurance coverage affordable, expanding Medicaid coverage, and improving quality while controlling costs. To this end, the ACA required the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)to promote the concept of the accountable care organization (ACO) through a shared savings plan driven by a triple-aim approach. In addition to the ACO, the ACA required CMS to implement value-based purchasing programs that would reward hospitals for the quality of care they provided to enrollees.As the recipient of the largest share of Medicare funds, the new value-based purchasing approach measures hospital performance using four domains:
    1. Clinical care.
    2. Safety.
    3. Efficiency and cost reduction.
    4. Patient experience of care (Casto & Forrestal, 2019, p. 274).Each measure scores the hospital performance achievement as well as their performance improvement.As a health care sector employee, understanding the complex U.S. health care reimbursement system allows one to serve as a reference to internal and external stakeholders, family members, and organizational departments whose needs often require a working knowledge of how the system is financed. In this assessment, you demonstrate your understanding of traditional and emerging health care reimbursement models by composing a memo that outlines the characteristics and differences between reimbursement models. This memo targets relevant stakeholders from the Vila Health media simulation based in St. Anthony Medical Center.ReferenceCasto, A. B. (2019). Principles of healthcare reimbursement (6th ed.). AHIMA Press.DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCYBy successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
    • Competency 1: Compare current trends and traditional methods of payment in the health care industry.
      • Describe traditional payment models in health care.
      • Describe current trends in health care payment models.
    • Competency 2: Assess health care reimbursement.
      • Compare and contrast how quality outcomes are rewarded under traditional and current payment models in health care.
      • Explain reasoning for newer models of reimbursement in health care.
      • Explain quality concerns affecting reimbursement given a specific patient scenario.
    • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with the expectations of health care professionals.
      • Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
      • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.INSTRUCTIONSYou will use Vila Health: Investigating a Readmission as the context to address Part 4 of this assessment.Several of the Vila Health’s stakeholders are seeking clarification regarding new reimbursement models they have been hearing about recently. For this assessment, prepare a two-page memorandum outlining the differences between the new reimbursement models and prior, traditional models for stakeholders.Support your assertions in the memo with at least three academic sources. This may require you to do additional independent research. You may wish to consult the Health Care Administration Undergraduate Library Research Guide before you begin any additional research.This assessment has four main parts.Part 1: Traditional Payment MethodsRelevant scoring guide criteria:
    • Describe traditional payment models in health care.
      • “Describe” means to give an account in words of (someone or something), including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events.
      • Identify the traditional payment models.
      • What are the key characteristics of these reimbursement models?
      • How was quality monitored under these models?
    • Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
      • “Grammar” refers to the basic rules for how sentences are constructed and how words combine to make sentences (for example, word order, case, and tense).
      • “Usage” refers to correct word choice and phrasing, particularly with regard to the meanings of words and phrases.
      • “Mechanics” refers to correct use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.This part should be at least one paragraph long, but probably no more than half a page.Part 2: Current Trends in Healthcare PaymentRelevant scoring guide criteria:
    • Describe current trends in health care payment models.
      • Identify the current trends in health care payment models.
      • What are the key characteristics of these reimbursement models?
      • How is quality monitored under these models?
    • Explain reasoning for newer models of reimbursement in health care.
      • “Explain” means to make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas.
    • Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
    • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.This part should be at least one paragraph long, but probably no more than half a page.Part 3: Comparison of ModelsRelevant scoring guide criteria:
    • Compare and contrast how quality outcomes are rewarded under traditional and current payment models in health care.
      • Develop a concise comparison of the key similarities and differences of the reimbursement process between traditional and current models.
    • Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
    • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.This part should likely be between a half and one page long.Part 4: Quality ConcernsRelevant scoring guide criteria:
    • Explain quality concerns affecting reimbursement given a specific patient scenario.
      • Specifically address the recent problematic patient case from the Vila Health: Investigating a Readmission scenario.
      • Briefly discuss how the care provided would be reimbursed under prior models versus reimbursement under newer models, based on your assertions in Part 3 of your memo.
      • Also, identify quality issues that will likely impact the organization’s reimbursement under new payment models.
    • Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
    • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.This part should be at least one paragraph long, but probably no more than half a page.ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    • Structure: Structure your submission like a memo, with an additional, APA-style references page. Use the Reimbursement Model Memo template [DOC] provided. You may wish to refer to the following example when developing your memo:
    • Length: 2–3 pages, plus a references page.
    • References: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
      • Your textbook can be one of the three.
    • Format: Use APA style for references and citations only. Refer to:
    • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced.
  • SCORING GUIDEUse the scoring guide to understand how your assessment will be evaluated.VIEW SCORING GUIDE
  • CRITERIANON-PERFORMANCEBASICPROFICIENTDISTINGUISHEDDescribe traditional payment models in health care.Does not list traditional payment models in health care.Lists but does not describe traditional payment models in health care.Describes traditional payment models in health care.Describes traditional payment models in health care and how quality was monitored and rewarded under each model.Describe current trends in health care payment models.Does not list current trends in health care payment models.Lists but does not describe current trends in health care payment models.Describes current trends in health care payment models.Describes current trends in health care payment models and how quality is monitored and rewarded under each model.Explain reasoning for newer models of reimbursement in health care.Does not attempt to explain reasoning for newer models of reimbursement in health care.Attempts to explain reasoning for newer models of reimbursement in health care, but the explanation is inaccurate, illogical, or invalid.Explains reasoning for newer models of reimbursement in health care.Explains reasoning for newer models of reimbursement in health care, and provides relevant examples, supported by current scholarly or professional sources.Compare and contrast how quality outcomes are rewarded under traditional and current payment models in health care.Does not describe how quality outcomes are rewarded under traditional or current payment models in health care.Describes but does not compare how quality outcomes are rewarded under traditional versus current payment models in health care.Compares and contrasts how quality outcomes are rewarded under traditional and current payment models in health care.Compares and contrasts how quality outcomes are rewarded under traditional and current payment models in health care, and provides relevant examples supported by current literature.Explain quality concerns affecting reimbursement given a specific patient scenario.Does not identify any quality concerns affecting reimbursement given a specific patient scenario.Partially identifies quality concerns affecting reimbursement given a specific patient scenario.Explains quality concerns affecting reimbursement given a specific patient scenario.Provides a comprehensive explanation of quality concerns affecting reimbursement given a specific patient scenario and makes recommendations that are supported by current scholarly or professional sources.Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Does not adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics inhibit readability and comprehension and detract from good scholarship.Adheres to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Exhibits strict and nearly flawless adherence to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.Does not apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.Applies APA formatting to in-text citations and references incorrectly or inconsistently, detracting noticeably from good scholarship.Applies APA formatting to in-text citations and references.Exhibits strict and nearly flawless adherence to APA formatting of in-text citations and references.

Healthcare Reimbursement Options in the United States Discussion

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  • INTRODUCTION Reimbursement for services rendered by providers (physicians, physician assistants, and other providers) is generally made under one of two payment types: fee-for-service or episode of care reimbursement. Fee-for-service methodology is based on the premises that providers receive payment for each service rendered and is based on a set amount or price for each service. Included in this methodology are self-pay payments, retrospective payments, and managed care contracts. Under the episode of care methodology, providers receive one lump sum for all services provided related to a given condition or disease. Understanding each method of payment, its benefits and drawbacks, as well as its impact on cost control and resource utilization is important for those working in the health industry, as reimbursement impacts many decisions made about budgets, forecasts, strategy, and service line capacities.In this assessment, you will demonstrate your understanding of various reimbursement options within the context of a new patient consult. For this assessment, assume the role of a reimbursement specialist for a large primary care office. While you are aware that your providers are reimbursed in several different ways, the providers are uncertain as to what each reimbursement type means for the practice in terms of collections. They have requested that you outline the different reimbursement options to which the practice is subject for the providers in the group.DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCYBy successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
    • Competency 1: Compare current trends and traditional methods of payment in the health care industry.
      • Explain payment options for uninsured patients, including how the patient would qualify for each option.
    • Competency 2: Assess health care reimbursement.
      • Describe drawbacks of the fee-for-service reimbursement model.
      • Describe drawbacks of the capitation reimbursement model as it relates to providing comprehensive services.
      • Describe how pay-for-performance impacts reimbursement rates.
      • Describe how resource-based relative value scale or case-based payment encourages an overuse of services.
    • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and is consistent with the expectations of health care professionals.
      • Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
      • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.INSTRUCTIONSThis assessment is based on the following scenario:
    • Patient scenario: Your office is seeing a new patient for the first time (new patient consults are $500).In your role as the reimbursement specialist for a large primary care office, outline the different reimbursement options to which the practice is subject for the providers in the group.Support your assertions with at least three academic sources. This may require you to do additional independent research. You may wish to consult the Health Care Administration Undergraduate Library Research Guide before you begin any additional research.This assessment has two parts.Part 1: Provider Reimbursement OptionsPresent (at least) the four main reimbursement options that your provider in the scenario would likely have for a new patient consult. Describe the options and comment on potential drawbacks or additional considerations to take into account with each model. Also, consider the likelihood and challenges of recouping the entirety of the consult charges for the patient.Relevant scoring guide criteria:
    • Describe drawbacks of the fee-for-service reimbursement model.
      • “Describe” means to give an account in words of (someone or something), including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events.
    • Describe drawbacks of the capitation reimbursement model as it relates to providing comprehensive services.
    • Describe how pay-for-performance impacts reimbursement rates.
    • Describe how resource-based relative value scale or case-based payment encourages an overuse of services.
    • Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
      • “Grammar” refers to the basic rules for how sentences are constructed and how words combine to make sentences (for example, word order, case, and tense).
      • “Usage” refers to correct word choice and phrasing, particularly with regard to the meanings of words and phrases.
      • “Mechanics” refers to correct use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.
      • Be sure to include a separate References page.One potential way to organize this part would be as follows:
    • Fee-for-service.
      • What is it?
      • Consider health care spending and cost control; what are the drawbacks of this model?
    • Capitation.
      • What is it?
      • What are the potential drawbacks of this model for the physicians who are driven to provide comprehensive services to their patients?
    • Pay for performance.
      • What is it?
      • How does this model impact reimbursement rates?
    • Resource-based relative value scale or case-based payment.
      • What is it?
      • How can this model potentially encourage an overuse of services?Part 2: Payment Options for Uninsured PatientsIdentify and explain the potential payment options that would be available to the patient and your care provider if the patient in for the new patient consult had been uninsured. Also, be sure to discuss the ways that a patient could qualify for specific payment options, as well as the rationale for the associated appointment charge.Relevant scoring guide criteria:
    • Explain payment options for uninsured patients, including how the patient would qualify for each option.
      • “Explain” means to make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas.
    • Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
    • Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.One potential way to organize this part would be:
    • Medicaid.
      • How does the patient qualify?
    • Financing options.
      • What is this method?
    • Self-pay.
      • How would the patient be charged? A percentage of commercial contracts or a percentage of Medicare?
    • Charity care.
      • How would you screen a patient for charity care?
      • What process would you implement to qualify a patient for charity care?ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    • Structure: Use the Reimbursement Options template [DOC] provided. Include a title page and references page when submitting your assessment.
    • Length: 3–5 pages, plus title and references pages.
    • References: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
      • Your textbook can be one of the three.
    • Format: Use APA style for references and citations only. Refer to:
    • Font: Times New Roman font, 12 point, double-spaced.
  • SCORING GUIDEUse the scoring guide to understand how your assessment will be evaluated.VIEW SCORING GUIDE
  • CRITERIANON-PERFORMANCEBASICPROFICIENTDISTINGUISHEDDescribe drawbacks of the fee-for-service reimbursement model.Does not identify any drawbacks of the fee-for-service reimbursement model.Attempts to describe drawbacks of the fee-for-service reimbursement model, but the description is inaccurate or incomplete.Describes drawbacks of the fee-for-service reimbursement model.Explains drawbacks of the fee-for-service reimbursement model, including the likelihood and challenges of recouping the entirety of the consult charges for the patient.Describe drawbacks of the capitation reimbursement model as it relates to providing comprehensive services.Does not identify any drawbacks of the capitation reimbursement model as it relates to providing comprehensive services.Attempts to describe drawbacks of the capitation reimbursement model as it relates to providing comprehensive services, but the description is inaccurate or incomplete.Describes drawbacks of the capitation reimbursement model as it relates to providing comprehensive services.Explains drawbacks of the capitation reimbursement model as it relates to providing comprehensive services, including the likelihood and challenges of recouping the entirety of the consult charges for the patient.Describe how pay-for-performance impacts reimbursement rates.Does not identify how pay-for-performance impacts reimbursement rates.Attempts to describe how pay-for-performance impacts reimbursement rates, but the description is inaccurate or incomplete.Describes how pay-for-performance impacts reimbursement rates.Explains how pay-for-performance impacts reimbursement rates, including examples supported by citations to professional or scholarly literature.Describe how resource-based relative value scale or case-based payment encourages an overuse of services.Does not attempt to identify how resource-based relative value scale or case-based payment encourages an overuse of services.Attempts to describe how resource-based relative value scale or case-based payment encourages an overuse of services, but the description is inaccurate or incomplete.Describes how resource-based relative value scale or case-based payment encourages an overuse of services.Explains how resource-based relative value scale or case-based payment encourages an overuse of services and provides specific examples and sources.Explain payment options for uninsured patients, including how the patient would qualify for each option.Does not attempt to describe payment options for uninsured patients.Attempts to describe payment options for uninsured patients, but the description is inaccurate or incomplete.Explains payment options for uninsured patients, including how the patient would qualify for each option.Explains payment options for uninsured patients, including how the patient would qualify for each option, and provides examples and relevant resources to support the examples.Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Does not adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics inhibit readability and comprehension and detract from good scholarship.Adheres to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Exhibits strict and nearly flawless adherence to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.Does not apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.Applies APA formatting to in-text citations and references incorrectly or inconsistently, detracting noticeably from good scholarship.Applies APA formatting to in-text citations.

HIM 3600 IIT Mod 5 Aspects of Health Information Exam Practice

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HIM3600 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Final Exam:

Instructions: Review each question and provide your response in paragraph form in a separate Word document.Make sure the question number and your response are together.Partial credit will be given.The exam is due at the end of Module 5.

1. A 35-year-old woman was in ABC Hospital psychiatric ward last week after trying to commit suicide.She was released today and wants her complete medical record.As the HIM Manager how do you respond?

2.Shirley Denton has written to request an amendment to her PHI from Bon Voyage Hospital, stating that incorrect information is present on the document in question.The document is an incident report from Bon Voyage Hospital, which was erroneously placed in Ms. Denton’s health record.The covered entity declines to grant her request based on which privacy rule provision?

3. Dr. Smith, a member of the medical staff, asks to see the medical records of his adult daughter who was hospitalized in your institution for a tonsillectomy at age 16. The daughter is now 25.Dr. Jones was the patient’s physician. As the health information manager, how do you respond to this request?

4. St. Joseph’s Hospital has a psychiatric service on the sixth floor of the hospital.A 31-year-old male has come to the HIM department and requested to see a copy of his medical record.He has told your clerk he was a patient of Dr. Schmidt, a psychiatrist, and was on the sixth floor of St. Joseph’s for the last two months.These records are not psychotherapy notes.What would be the best course of action for you to take, as the HIM director?

5. A competent adult female has a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and while on the operating table suffers a stroke and is in a coma. Her son would like to access her health records from a clinic she recently visited for pain in her right arm. The patient is married and lives with her husband and two grown children. According to the Uniform Health-Care Decision Act (UHCDA) who is the logical person to request and sign an authorization to access the woman’s health records from the clinic?

6. What protection does HIPAA provide regarding access and disclosure of health information?

7. As an HIT you are reviewing the health record for data quality audit and notice that a particular physician consistently obliterates information in the record when he makes a mistake.You are asked to review the proper process for handling an incorrect entry made in a patient record with this physician.What steps would take to prevent this from happening in the future?

8. You walk down the halls of the medical unit of your facility.The equipment for documenting in the CPR hangs outside the patient’s room.You notice one computer screen is on and a patient’s information is on the screen.What are your concerns about this situation and what steps would you take to resolve it?

9. You play golf with Dr. Stewart and several other friends.Dr. Stewart is concerned about one patient and starts to tell you about some of the patient’s problems. The doctor even mentions the patient’s name.To be consistent with applicable ethics, rules, regulations and laws, what should you do?

10.The following case appeared in the Office for Civil Rights website (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr) describing a well-known Midwestern medical clinic that was subsequently investigated by the OCR.

An employee inappropriately accesses PHI affecting potentially 1,740 individuals.The category of the breach as reported to the OCR was Unauthorized Access/Disclosure.Following the breach, the clinic conducted an investigation, terminated the employee, and re-educated its employees regarding its policies on patient privacy and access to PHI. They also enhanced their supervision and monitoring of employee’s access activity and notified the patients they reasonably believed had been affected and offered them identify theft protection services at no cost.They also, as required by the rule, placed the breach notice on their website and in the local newspaper as the breach affected over 500 individuals.

What security safeguards should be in place to prevent a breach such as this?