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Medicare and Medicaid - ... The federal government requires coverage of thirteen services, including inpatient and outpatient hospital services, nursing home and home health care, and for children under the age of twenty-one. The benefits do not end there, Medicaid offers a plethora of optional packages that include prescription drugs, dental services, care for the mentally challenged, and optometric services. While these optional packages are not offered in all states, Medicaid must cover these costs if the beneficiary decides to enroll....   [tags: Health Care, Government Fund] 2099 words
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Medicare and Medicaid - Medicare and Medicaid are programs that have been developed to assist Americans in attainment of quality health care. Both programs were established in 1965 and are federally supported to provide health care coverage to vulnerable populations such as the elderly, the disabled, and people with low incomes. Both Medicare and Medicaid are federally mandated and determine coverage under each program; both are run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency ("What is Medicare. What is Medicaid?” 2008)....   [tags: Health Care]
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Medicaid for Millionaires - Summary: Medicaid for Millionaires briefly touches on one of the many problems facing the U.S. and its current Medicaid policy. The articles begins by acknowledging the fact that Medicaid was originally formed in 1965 with the intent of providing medical care just for the poor, and how lately this hasn’t been the case. Today were finding out how more of societies upper-class are discovering ways to receive Medicaid benefits as well. The system is being called “Asset-Shifting”, were anyone is allowed to give away most of their assets (no matter the cost) to someone else and three years later claim the same medical benefits being set aside for the poor....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid - Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid North Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is one of the primary forms of Medicaid. TANF is also called Work First, which is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Through Work First, parents can get short-term training and other services to help them become employed and self-sufficient later on, but the responsibility is theirs to find the actual job. Most families have two years or less to move off Work First Family Assistance and after that they are completely on their own....   [tags: Welfare]
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Bush Cut Medicaid - Bush budget cuts Medicaid, disabled housing, but still worsens deficits President George W. Bush proposed a $2.57 trillion US budget Monday that erases scores of programs and slices Medicaid, disabled housing and many others but still worsens federal deficits by $42 billion over the next five years. In one of the most austere presidential budgets in years - one that faces precarious prospects in Congress - Bush would give nine of the 15 cabinet-level departments less money in 2006 than they are getting this year....   [tags: essays research papers] 859 words
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Healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid - Healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid The U.S. health care system is a scrutinized issue that affects everyone: young, old, rich, and poor. The health care system is comprised of three major components. Since 1973, most Americans have turned to managed-care programs, known as HMOs. The second type of health care offered to Americans is Medicare, health care for the elderly. The third type of health care is Medicaid, a health care program for the poor. Why is our health care system made up of three components, and how did the U.S....   [tags: Health Medicine Government Essays Insurance]
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Case Study of Maine's New Medicaid System - Case Study of Maine's New Medicaid System In 1996 the Health Insurance and Accountability Act (HIPPA) was signed into law. The states had until October 1, 2002 to comply with the new law. This law required states to comply with its new patient privacy and security standards. According to the official website provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HIPPA is explained as: The HIPPA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information....   [tags: Health Care] 2160 words
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Deliverance: A Study of Medicaid and Managed Care - Deliverance: A Study of Medicaid and Managed Care Since the inception of Medicaid in 1965, the program has seen extraordinary growth in expenditures and enrollment. From 1989 to 1992, the increases in Medicaid spending were the largest since the program began in. Enrollment in Medicaid by AFDC families grew from 3.8 million in 1990 to 4.4 million in 1992, almost a nine percent annual increase (Coughlin et al. 1994). During this period, states were also experiencing the effects of a nationwide recession....   [tags: Health Medical Essays]
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Healthcare Organization Emergency Room Over Utilization - Emergency room over utilization is one of the leading causes of today’s ever increasing healthcare costs. The majority of the patients seen in emergency rooms across the nation are Medicaid recipients, for non-emergent reasons. The federal government initiated Medicaid Managed Care programs to offer better healthcare delivery, adequately compensate providers and reduce healthcare costs. Has Medicaid Managed Care addressed the issues and solved the problem. The answer is ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. Throughout the early 1980’s and 1990’s the Federal Medicaid program was challenged by rapidly rising Medicaid program costs and an increasing number of uninsured population....   [tags: Healthcare Industry Costs Analysis Emergency Room ] 1822 words
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The Evolution of Federal Healthcare - ... One combines those reforms with fact that American’s life expectancy has increased to about eighty years on average, it tells us that the government is spending more and more money. Along with tax cuts where is that money coming from to pay for the extra expenditures. No where, which only leads America to the situation we are now in, a major deficit. The government is unable to cut taxes, which on flip side pays for Medicare and Medicaid. Not only that but at the same time spending more money than before the tax cut just puts the cherry on top of your deficit sundae....   [tags: Political Science]
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Welfare Reform: A Matter Of Justice - Welfare Reform: A Matter of Justice Medicaid. It is the United States Federal Government program to aid states in providing health care to the poor and impoverished who otherwise could not receive proper medical care. In 1995 the federal government spent a total of $77.4 Billion on Medicaid. This is up almost 300 percent from $20.1 Billion in 1984, only 10 years earlier. In the same 10 years state spending on Medicaid rose over 250 percent from $16.5 Billion to $58.2 Billion. Under the current Medicaid programs, Medicaid spending will increase at an annual rate of 10 percent, to an estimated $262 Billion by the year 2002....   [tags: essays research papers] 1683 words
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Healthcare Reform Bill - My grandmother was diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma of the blood on December 13th 2008. For two months my family and I watched my grandmother deteriorate in her hospital bed. No matter how many blood transfusions or chemotherapy she went through it was not enough to save her, she died on February 13, 2008. If it had not been for our family providing additional medical costs, she would not have been alive as long as she was. Unfortunately, not every American can afford to finance additional expensive procedures....   [tags: Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, USA, ]
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Managed Care - The advantages of managed care to the consumer are medical expenses completely covered, no deductible, and lower monthly premium payment. The consumer under managed care coverage would only need to make his monthly premium payment and co- payments. Managed care makes health care more affordable to the consumers. The disadvantages of managed care would be the consumer would only be able to see caregivers affiliated with the managed care organization, having to pay co-pay every visit, rising premiums, under treatment, and too much reed tape to get necessary treatments....   [tags: Caregiver Medical Health Care] 413 words
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State Roles In Healthcare Policy - ... States are the principal resource for protecting the public’s health by conducting a wide range of activities. State health agencies collect and analyze information; conduct inspections; plan; set policies and standards; carry out national and state mandates; manage and oversee environmental, educational, and personal health services; and assure access to health care for underserved residents (Longest, 2010, pp. 30-33). They are involved in resource development and respond to health hazards and crises....   [tags: Healthcare]
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A Health Care Emergency - In the recent years, health care has become a gradually uprising issue in America. America’s government health care plans, Medicare and Medicaid, are being criticized as horrible and expensive when compared to health care plans in other countries. Thus, our current president, President Obama, is relentlessly trying to repair the plans to conform to the wishes of the nation in which he leads. First off, Medicare and Medicaid are somewhat similar, but have a few, slight differences. Both Medicaid and Medicare were founded in 1965 as a part of the Social Security Act Amendment....   [tags: Health Care]
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Medicare - TAKE HOME EXAM --QUESTION #1: Medicare and Medicaid share many similarities and have many differences in terms of the populations that are eligible for benefits; the general benefits or services covered; and how the programs are funded and administered. Furthermore, a closer inspection of Medicare reveals both strengths and flaws in the program. Medicare, otherwise known as Title 18, is a federal program that provides healthcare for all those who are 65 years and older. Anyone 65 and older who qualifies for Social Security is automatically eligible for Medicare....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Undocumented Immigrants Should NOT Receive Public Assistance - ... Undocumented immigrants, who aren’t supporting themselves and their family, take possibilities away from deserving families while overburdening the system and safety nets (Derose, Escarce, & Lurie, 2007). Audience This report is directed at the faculty of a major university for evaluation and grading. I suspect the professors believe that healthcare and welfare benefits should be available to anyone on physical soil of United States property. Professor Lee is a nurse and as such has a nurturing heart....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants]
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Policy Issues in Telehealth - ... For example, it reimburses a person for telehealth services when the originating site (where the patient is) is in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or in a county that is outside of any Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as defined by HRSA and the Census Bureau. The originating site must be a medical facility and not the patient's home, and Medicare does cover store-and-forward applications, such as teleradiology and remote EKG applications. While the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) has not formally defined telemedicine for the Medicare program because the federal government does not mandate reimbursement for telehealth under Medicaid, states have the option to reimburse for Medicaid services through telehealth....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Health Care Fraud - ... While not a separate or stand-alone statute, Congress designed the false statement provisions of the Social Security Act of 1965 to prohibit the use of false statements and records to obtain benefits or payments from the federal health care programs. The congressional intent for the inclusion of the provisions was to proscribe corrupt practices that could undermine the integrity and effectiveness of the programs. While the war on health care fraud is on-going, it remains to be seen whether and how the various laws have made impacts....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute - ... The Stark Law is an amendment to the Social Security Act and essentially states that a physician may not refer a patient to other entities for designated health services (DHS) with which the physician has an ownership interest or compensation arrangement and the payment for the medical services are made by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. As a civil statute, the Stark law does not subject violators to the threat of imprisonment. However, violations of the Stark law could result in denial of payment and required refunding of payments with civil money penalties ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, and exclusion from Federal program participation (Showalter, 2007, p 369-370)....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Stark Law - ... The reasoning behind it is that the physician’s ownership interest in the hospital would not be significant enough to influence his or her referral decisions. On the other hand, the same physician’s investment in a specialty program in the hospital would affect his or her referral decisions (Choudhry, Choudhry, and Brennan 2005). The Stark law provides a severe penalty for any violations, including “various sanctions,” denial of payment, and refund of the amount claimed and received in violation of the statute (Staman 2010)....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Managing Healthcare Costs and Revenues - ... The framework analyzes the type of cost information and/or cost system likely to benefit across health care providers from small practitioners to large integrated delivery systems and provides examples of the types of decisions this information can support ”(Journal of Healthcare Finance, 2008, p. 63). Setting charges occur after the organizations have settled the costs with the third- party payers. There are other determinants used in setting charges and prices. Legal and regulatory issues, establishing goals and objectives, estimating the economic market conditions, estimating costs, penetration and policies of the third parties, considering other competitors, the effects of over- under pricing, allowable costs, pricing tactics, geographic pricing, professional charges and flexible and variable pricing....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Welfare - Welfare1 The United States or The United Welfare States - A Cost Benefit Analysis The role of welfare within our society has always been controversial. This problem emphasizes the need to understand the roles of variable factors when pertaining to the subject of welfare within our society. The proposed analysis will address the phenomenon of welfare assistance and several factors which may contribute to the increase or decrease of welfare assistance to the poor in 4 ways: (1) by defining major concepts and any other concepts about which there is likely to be misunderstanding, (2) by further examining the past history pertaining to the subject of welfare assistance within the United States, (3) by developing the formulation of a hypothesis which will provide for an explanation of welfare, and finally (4) determining whether or not the benefits of welfare assistance outweigh the cost....   [tags: essays papers]
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Americans without Health Insurance - The Uninsured States of America Nearly 48 million Americans had no health care coverage in 2005, and the number will continue to grow if this country does not enact new policies to defuse this crisis (Families USA 2). Families USA, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that advocates for public health contracted with Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, to analyze data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other national databases to study the fiscal impact on this country of so many uninsured people....   [tags: Medical Insuance Health]
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The Current Status of Health Care Reform - Health Care Reform is a concern for people that have health insurance, for those that can’t afford health insurance and the price of healthcare for all of us. There are the difference views on Health Care Reform: The healthcare view, the public opinion and The House and the Senate. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid will withhold 2% of base payments that would serve as incentive payments to hospital based on their total performance score derived from separate domains. The current domains include process measure, outcome and patient satisfaction....   [tags: Health Care Reform, Health Care, Healthcare, USA, ] 573 words
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Reform Healthcare in America to a Socialized Model - Healthcare in America Despite the best efforts to stay healthy, periodic problems with one’s health are an unavoidable part of life. While many of these injuries or illnesses will pass without problem even if untreated, every person will almost inevitably face the occasional health issue that demands attention. The appropriate response to this ailment may involve going to a hospital to consult a physician, and with this step, the situation can become very complicated, particularly for Americans....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers health medical]
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The Ecnomics of Medicare - The Economics Of Medicare II. Introduction Clearly, the Medicaid program is ripe for a major overhaul, a task that the federal government has thus far been unwilling to undertake. I chose this topic because I believe that the Medicaid program can be rescued and revitalized by leadership; otherwise, it is likely to be eroded. Medicaid is a government-sponsored program whose objective is to provide patients with health assistance upon meeting specific criteria. Medicaid is an insurance program that is available for disadvantaged persons, including the elderly, who cannot afford health benefits because of low incomes or other factors....   [tags: Management] 2785 words
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Long-Term Care - Long-Term Care *Missing Works Cited* Long-term care can be defined as a broad set of paid and unpaid services for people who are mentally or physically disabled, or whose chronic illness places them in need of medical or personal assistance for long periods of time. “It is estimated that there are more than twelve million Americans of all ages whose mix of serious disability and chronic illness places them at the high risk for functional decline, hospitalization, or nursing home placement.” (Benjamin) Several different populations require long-term care services, and the needs of these populations vary....   [tags: Papers] 1438 words
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Health Care Services Reflection - The purpose of this paper is to provide a feedback on our health care services and what has been learned through this course and its weaknesses and strengths of the class. I would like to say a few words of our health care system and current challenges that we’re going through before I get to provide my opinion for the class. Over the past several years, I've seen and learning about the competitive challenges facing our economy in today's global world challenges such as energy, infrastructure, legal reform, education, and immigration....   [tags: Reflection Paper] 1173 words
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Target Market Description - Writing Part One --Target Market Description The target audience for APS Healthcare online newsroom would be; customers, members, consultants, prospects, health coaches, health providers, local and international media, healthcare journals and magazines and state agencies for healthcare. The online newsroom should provide easy access of all the latest press releases, archived press release, corporate, executive information, white papers, background information, podcast or videos, logos, images high res and web versions, photos, RSS feeds and social media links....   [tags: Business Management ] 1144 words
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Health Care and the Reform - Health insurance was developed to provide guaranteed coverage for sickness, injury and preventable health measures. Currently, the United States is facing a major challenge in controlling the cost of health care and providing coverage for everyone. This is why it is so important for the government to develop a new health care insurance plan. The purpose of this paper is to explore the history of health care, the major improvements made to coverage through the years. Discussing the healthcare reform and the plans to improve the quality, and cost of health care for everyone in the United States....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Tax the Rich - ... Gratitude goes a long way (online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703293204576106164123424314.html). The American rich would even stand to make more money if they helped to rebuild the middle class. It has been an acknowledged rule of business since Henry Ford that companies thrive when people can afford to buy the products that the factories produce. I think If people focus on the oppurtunity cost of what there buying that could help with our nations debt. People should think about what they need to survive and not what they really want....   [tags: Economics ]
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The Effects of Obesity - ... Students all across the country are carrying excess weight because they haven’t learned to be active and stay that way. On top of that, the parents aren’t teaching correct eating habits and portion control. These children are in a very delicate stage of development, one where they are impressionable and learn habits that will affect them for the rest of their lives. There are two different areas to look at when it comes to the costs associated with these problems. First is the direct costs, or those immediately associated with medical care....   [tags: Health and Wellness]
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Various Social Issues - ... Folkways are what we are expected to follow as they are part of the culture of the society we live in. Laws are norms that are formalized and enforced by a political authority. Laws are rules that cannot usually be bent or broken. Mores are norms based on notions of morality. Violating mores usually produce nothing more than shock, horror, and moral outrage. All norms are associated with socially constructed expressions of approval or disapproval known as sanctions.a 3. Medicare is a federally funded health program that reimburses the elderly (65 years of age and older) and disabled for their healthcare- only if they contributed to Medicare through their payroll taxes....   [tags: Social Issues] 1132 words
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Argument for Universal Healthcare - Argument for Universal Healthcare The time to overhaul the American healthcare system is now. As the baby-boom generation becomes older, the stress that will be placed upon our healthcare industry will become unprecedented. As a worker in the healthcare industry, I have witnessed first hand the issues facing not only our elderly, but of the young and middle-aged. They have to make decisions that no family should face: to buy medication or pay for groceries. To those of you whom I’ve seen screaming at town hall meetings that proposed changes to healthcare will lead us on a path to a socialistic society, you are the very ones that benefit from your government’s help....   [tags: Health Care, Argumentative, Persuasive] 402 words
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Hypothesis - The welfare legislation in 1996 reduced noncitizens access to public benefits. Research indicated that welfare reform has had a chilling effect. Because of this effect noncitizens are not utilizing them because of fear and confusion. The chilling effect also hit the refugees who were exempted from the benefit restrictions for a certain period following arrival. The United States Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PROWORA) is the welfare reform,this program changed the nations approach toward legally admitted noncitizens ....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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Welfare - Welfare Welfare is a government program that provides money, medical care, food, housing, and other things that people need in order to survive. People who can receive help from these welfare programs are children, elders, disabled, and others who cannot support their families on their current income. Another name for welfare is public assistance. There are many organizations that supply this public assistance. Such as Salvation Army and other groups. Public assistance benefits help many people who live below the poverty line, an income level is established for families....   [tags: essays papers] 853 words
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The Epidemic of AIDS in the African-American Community - The Epidemic of AIDS in the African-American Community In the early 1980?s Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer usually associated with elderly men of Mediterranean ethnicity. Eventually the men wasted away and died. As the realization that gay men were dying of an otherwise rare cancer began to spread throughout the homosexual and later the medical communities. The syndrome began to be called by the colloquialism "Gay Cancer". As medical scientists researched, they discovered that the syndrome included other manifestations, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)....   [tags: Health Medical HIV Diseases Essays]
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Health Policy and The Federal Government - ... While other countries are in complete use of EMRs and EHRs we are still working on our implementation. “To Date, it is estimated that only 20% of doctors and 10% of hospitals currently use EHRs” (Cullen, 2011). We have seen some doctors and hospitals implement EHRs letting us know it is developed enough to be successful. Implementing EMR’s and EHR’s is not going to be easy and may create a financial burden for some doctors and hospitals leading us into our next question. Who should be responsible for funding the implementation of EMRs and or EHRs....   [tags: Health Care]
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Catheter Associated Bloodstream Infection - ... Therefore, nurses play an integral role in preventing bloodstream infections. As CDC recommend, changing form standard practice to evidence based practice guidelines can decrease catheter related infection and increase patient care outcome. Research support use of central line bundle as one of the best evidence based intervention to reduce CRBSI (Institute of health care improvement, 2010.). Central line bundle is a group of evidence-based practice strategy for patient with central catheters, when implemented together, produce better outcomes than implemented individually (Institute of health care improvement, 2010.)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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The Underlying Dynamics of Health Care Spending - ... So, between 2009 and 2010, the adjustment in COBRA contributed to more private health insurance enrollment and spending (Sisko, et al., 2010). Recent legislative and regulatory changes are also having a bearing on the nation’s health care finances (Congressional Budget Office, 2007). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 is the most historic piece of legislation that is impinging upon the nation’s health care at this time. Health care spending will fluctuate again when impending provisions of the recently Affordable Care Act become active in the next few years....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Healthcare Reform: Healthcare That's Concerned With Health - ... While emergency room physicians are trying to quickly free up rooms due to the greater volume of patients, they might overlook an important symptom that they might not have otherwise missed. This will lead to more cases of medical malpractice. The physicians will then also be forced to increase their charges in order to cover the high rates of medical malpractice premiums being charged by the insurance company. That cost will then be referred down to the consumer. Emergency room budgets are set up to care and provide services for patients with acute illnesses....   [tags: Health Care, health care reform]
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Long-term Care: A Closer Look at Hospice - ... Some people choose the option of having a family member or friend to provide the care for the individual. Assisted Living Assisted living is usually for people who are in good physical condition and mental health to basically take care of them. These people are usually able to perform normal living activities and do not require twenty four hour assistance. Usually assisted living is a senior’s only atmosphere where the individuals obtain their own private apartments. The facility offers meals, assistance with personal care, and housekeeping....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Organizational Analysis - ... How we create value is different as is how we are funded- through a government contract. The following chart illustrates how our organization creates value: The environmental factor that most influences the organizational environment is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through whom we contract. Because it is a government agency, it is subject to the political climate and priorities at the time. Since I started working for the Network in 1999, I’ve seen the effects of three different administrations on our program and, currently, a call for the complete overhaul of the Medicare program....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Improve the Quality of Healthcare for Americans - ... Currently, as of 2010, there are 51 million people in the U.S without any means of health care coverage (Census Bureau, 2010). Rising costs and lack of access continues to haunt us. If these two factors are not controlled, more and more people will be losing their health coverage and will continue to add to the growing number of the already uninsured U.S population. President Obama says that he has a clear vision for the future of America’s healthcare. In a video on the White House website (2010), Obama says that for the millions of Americans that are insured, nothing is expected to change apart from a $2,000 reduction in yearly premiums....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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The National Debt - ... Senator Paul Ryan recently proposed a plan to significantly cut spending on Medicare and Medicaid. Called The Ryan Medicare Plan, or “RyMed,” Senator Ryan proposed allowing private health insurance companies to take over the government’s current functions in Medicare. The government would then provide each citizen with money to buy health insurance from one of these companies. The government would allot a certain amount of money (around $8000) for each citizen’s health insurance, and the citizen would pay what the government does not cover (around $12,500)....   [tags: Fiscal Policy]
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The Nurse’s Role in Supporting the Organization’s Strategic Agenda - ... By completing incident reports nurses also impact an organizations strategic agenda. The reports are used to report internally the areas that need improvement. The reports also fulfill the requirements for external reporting to the CMS for reimbursement and voluntary Hospital Quality Initiative reporting (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2011). Cassie’s job is to take the input from the reports submitted and compile data to report to both management and nursing. The most important point made during the interview is how critical it is for nurses to participate for an organizations to have success with their strategic agenda....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Tax Exemtion Case Analysis - ... For all the above reasons, I agree with the court’s decision that the hospital did not provide enough evidence to prove its role in supporting the “charitable purposes”, lessening the burdens of the Government, and promoting social welfare. Although I believe that the court delivered a clear statement that tax exemption rules are very strict, one of the main criticisms is that the court relied on old precedent to determine whether hospitals should be granted tax exemption without taking into account current market and social conditions....   [tags: Case Review ]
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Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients - ... In fact, the meticulous works of insurance companies are responsible. Today, physician offices place a patient’s photograph in the chart. Verifying the patient’s identity helps certify insurance claims are filed on behalf of the actual member. As a result, the state’s Medicaid program benefited from this much-needed change. The more widely recognized form of welfare abuse, practiced for decades, occurs when people sell food stamps for cash. In the eighties food stamps were in the form of coupons and assigned a monetary value....   [tags: Require Drug Testing to Receive Welfare]
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Healthcare for Immigrants: A Policy to Benefit Everyone - ... Illegal immigrants are human beings, no different than anyone who is insured through an employer, as some illegals are. These people do not deserve to suffer or be at risk of spreading disease because they are afraid a trip to the doctor may result in deportation (Wolf, 2008). Also, some clinics and hospitals do not have interpreters for people who are ailing but cannot properly communicate. States like New York, Illinois, and Washington cover illegal immigrant children with state tax dollars in attempt to protect the most vulnerable members or society (Wolf, 2008)....   [tags: Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1668 words
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An Analysis of Pay Ineqyality for Women During 1963-1974 - ... PIG would get along with interest groups like Mother Jones because they have the same liberal beliefs and advocate for similar issues. The Cato Institute (CI) is a libertarian think tank that analyzes public policy. CI analyzes public policies and reports on those policies based on their core values of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, peace, and their libertarian beliefs. CI also advocates for limited military and political intervention internationally. They believe in the values of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace....   [tags: American History, Interest Groups] 1929 words
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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - ... The information about the goal of this policy on the government website states that the Affordable Care Act will set up a new competitive health insurance market, put a stop to discrimination against those persons with pre-existing medical conditions, and most importantly provide affordable access to insurance coverage to individuals as well as small businesses (Healthcare.gov, 2011). The Subgoals of the act would provide subsidies to low income persons and persons above the Medicaid level that would be regulated on a sliding scale should they choose to purchase insurance through a health exchange....   [tags: Health Care]
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