Week 8 Discussion 1
“Medicaid” Please respond to the following:
- Examine at least two (2) eligibility requirements for Medicaid. Debate the extent to which you agree with the fairness of these requirements. Provide support for your rationale.
- Analyze two (2) changes to Medicaid resulting from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Determine the impact that these changes will have on both Medicare eligibility and your state government’s fiscal responsibility. Provide examples to illustrate the impact of such change.
Week 8 Discussion 2
“State Children’s Health Insurance Program” Please respond to the following:
- From the first e-Activity, specify whether your state follows the private insurance model or the Medicaid model for its CHIP. Analyze the impact that the choice of model has on the fiscal health of your state. Provide two (2) examples of this impact of model choice to support your analysis.
- From the second e-Activity, examine at least two (2) changes to CHIP that have occurred as a result of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Hypothesize the potential effect that the changes in question could have on access to health care for children covered by CHIP. Support your rationale with one (1) specific example of such an effect for each change that you have identified.
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Week 9 Discussion 1
“Healthcare Quality” Please respond to the following:
- Examine two (2) well-known healthcare quality organizations that have taken two to three (2-3) measures to improve quality within the organizations themselves. Suggest one (1) additional measure that each organization could take to further improve healthcare quality. Justify your response.
- Suppose you are a Quality Officer for a healthcare organization in your area. You have been tasked with creating a plan to reduce the increasing number of medical errors that occur within your organization. Specify two (2) quality initiatives that your organization could implement in order to reduce medical errors and their related costs. Determine the fundamental tenets of the Standard of Care that would influence quality in your organization. Provide a rationale for your response.
Week 9 Discussion 2
“Liability and Quality” Please respond to the following:
- As a healthcare administrator, you have been tasked with researching your hospital’s compliance in the proper reporting of both medical and non-medical errors made by the staff. Compare the relationship of hospital’s corporate liability with that of each employee’s vicarious liability in the event of an error. Discuss the essential steps that your organization can take to reduce occurrences in both. Provide at least two (2) examples of the successful application of such steps to support your rationale.
- Interpret the extent to which public reporting and value-based purchasing improve healthcare quality. Include a comparison of two to three (2-3) advantages to each reporting method. Support your response with two (2) examples of healthcare quality improvements that could have resulted from of an organization implementing each type of reporting method in question.
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