The hospital and physician practices in prior decades are not the same today and it’s vital to uphold standards for patient safety, care, and medical costs. As (Medicaid.gov, 2015) states, by contracting with various MCO’s to deliver Medicaid program health care services to their beneficiaries, states can reduce Medicaid program costs and better manage utilization of health services. Most states are implementing and coordinating more traditional services for managed care. Medicaid will to rise and aiding people who live in poverty, but the amount of challenges that lie ahead are problematic. For instance, the types of services including long-term care, mental illness, and eligibility standards are not permissible for everyone.
I have had the opportunity to participate in the community health service project at Temple University Hospital from past several weeks. I have found through this experience that service which is an act of helping or assisting others have changed my perception from helping others to being able to use my skills and knowledge I have in different ways to have better health outcomes. According to Mahatma Gandhi, in order to be the best person you can be, you should focus on finding ways to serve others. In serving others, you find out more about yourself and help others in the process. Therefore, I knew it would be a different experience where you are able to apply your knowledge in real world.
Many people take different sides on the health care policy reforms in today’s time. In my paper I will talk about how I think the health care system we are “trying” out is a step backward for the United States. Possibly if we took the right actions towards what we are trying to accomplish with the health care system we have right now, we might be going forward in the right direction. But for now I feel like it is pushing us backwards. Health care reform is a law passed by Congress that was designed to provide greater access to health care.
However, stem cell research has the possibility to treat diseases, and possibly has many other uses that science has not yet found. Stem cell research can change the world massively because stem cells have the potential to produce treatments to save many lives, it can give us a lot of knowledge in the areas of health, and it will improve the quality of life of people who have debilitating diseases; therefore stem cell research should be federally funded. In the medical field, scientists have spent yea... ... middle of paper ... ...ay 2007): 3-7. Alt Health Watch. Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter.
According to the National ambulatory Medical Care Survey (2010) 55.5% of do... ... middle of paper ... ...w-to-beat-doctor-shortage.html National ambulatory medical care survey: 2010 Summary tables. (2010). In Centers for disease control and prevention. Retrieved February 9, 2014, from ttp://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ahcd/namcs_summary/2010_namcs_web_tables.pdf Okie, S. (2012, May 17). The Evolving Primary Care Physician.
The senior vice president, that I have interviewed, states that health care reform is an “unknown” for organizations. In addition, I will research the quality improvement initiatives and how these external influences include implications for organizations and health care administrators. Introduction The Health Care Reform legislation passed on March 21, 2010. It promises to overhaul health care delivery in the United States and guarantee health insurance to millions of uninsured Americans. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), it will regulate private insurers more closely, banning practices such as denial of care for pre-existing conditions.
What is managed care? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, managed care is “a system of health care in which patients agree to visit only certain doctors and hospitals, and in which the cost of treatment is monitored by a managing company.” Managed care is a variety of techniques designed to reduce the cost of providing health benefits and advance the quality of care. In the United States alone, there are various managed care programs, that are ranged from more restrictive to less restrictive. As stated in the National Institutes of Health, the future of managed care is uncertain. It is enthralling to note that in spite of the advances in healthcare systems, such as our hospital’s ability to provide patients with lower cost, managed
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