SAINT HCM590 MODULE 1 DISCUSSION 1

What were some of the distinguishing features of the Congresses and political landscapes in the 1965, 1981, 1993, and 2009 time periods? How did these features enable, impede, or influence health policy developments?

In what ways were the health policy objectives and priorities of Presidents Johnson, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama similar? Different?

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 2 DISCUSSION 2

What are some of the major interest groups that influence the decision-making process when it comes to health policy? Do you think that they should have access to “Direct Lobbying?” Is this process enhancing or diminishing the government’s Bureaucratic behavior?

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 3 DISCUSSION 3

Module 3 Discussion

What are the advantages and challenges associated with Accountable Care Organizations, Primary Care Transformation in such organizational models as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and Bundled Payment?

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 4 DISCUSSION 4

Appended to Karen Davis’ oral testimony is a set of 24 insightful exhibits that are loaded with Medicare information. For this module’s discussion, please interpret, assess, cite, and debate the Medicare reform implications of the facts and figures from this set of 24 exhibits.

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 5 DISCUSSION 5

Initial Post:

Research, present, and assess information about Medicaid expansion in your home state.

Response Posts:

Respond to at least two of your peers by further analyzing, critiquing, and expanding upon the initial post and subsequent response posts.

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 6 DISCUSSION 6

Module 6 Discussion

Review exhibit 2 (p. 1824) of “Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: The Action Plan from the Department of Health and Human Services.”

Based on your review, do you believe that the goals and strategies of this Action Plan hold promise to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities? Why or why not?

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 7 DISCUSSION 7

“Leading up to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, federal liability reforms were contemplated as a means of garnering support for the legislation among congressional Republicans and medical professional organizations. Although no liability-reform provisions survived in the final bill, Congress made clear the need for more experimentation. The final legislation authorized $50 million for states and health care systems to test new approaches to the resolution of medical-injury disputes. This authorization supplemented the $23 million that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded in 2010 for projects to advance new approaches to medical-injury compensation and patient safety” (Kachalia and Mello, 2011, p. 1564).

Which of the medical liability reform approaches described in Tables 2 and 3 of Kachalia and Mello (2011) do you favor? Why?

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 8 DISCUSSION 8

Chapter 7 describes five reasons why health care reform is hard to pass; describe these five reasons, and elaborate on which one you think is the most critical and why.

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 1 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1

Drawing on assigned readings plus at least three references from your own research, please respond to the following essay prompt in about 1,500 words (excluding the reference list at the end of the paper):

Explain and assess the partisanism and political strategies surrounding the legislative processes, debate, and enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

HCM 590 Written Assignments

Guidelines

For the written assignments, you are to use APA formatting (with a proper cover page, well – organized paper with source citations, and an APA reference list—all of which do not count towards the page count requirement). Your papers must be supplemented with research from the text, CDC, NIH, and other quality sources to determine answers and solutions. This is a paper, so answers should not be numbered but rather should use titles and subtitles.

Note: You must use a minimum of three references in your responses, and at least one of them must be from the provided resources listed at the end of each assignment.

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 2 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 2

In about 1,500 words, explain and assess the implications of three different provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HCM 590 Written Assignments

Guidelines

For the written assignments, you are to use APA formatting (with a proper cover page, well – organized paper with source citations, and an APA reference list—all of which do not count towards the page count requirement). Your papers must be supplemented with research from the text, CDC, NIH, and other quality sources to determine answers and solutions. This is a paper, so answers should not be numbered but rather should use titles and subtitles.

Note: You must use a minimum of three references in your responses, and at least one of them must be from the provided resources listed at the end of each assignment.

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 3 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 3

In this assignment, you will create a Policy Memo that explains and assesses the advantages and challenges of one of the three emerging organizational structures and payment reform approaches featured in this module (accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, bundled payment).

Your paper must be about 1,500 words and draw upon and cite at least five high-quality references not included in the Module 3 reading list. In the paper, please relate the organizational structures or payment approach to the Saint Leo University core value of community.

HCM 590 Written Assignments

Guidelines

For the written assignments, you are to use APA formatting (with a proper cover page, well – organized paper with source citations, and an APA reference list—all of which do not count towards the page count requirement). Your papers must be supplemented with research from the text, CDC, NIH, and other quality sources to determine answers and solutions. This is a paper, so answers should not be numbered but rather should use titles and subtitles.

Note: You must use a minimum of three references in your responses, and at least one of them must be from the provided resources listed at the end of each assignment.

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 4 MIDTERM EXAM

Use the Midterm Exam link in the Module 4 menu to complete this exam. This exam will consist of two questionsthat require extensive research and critical thinking. You will need to use Microsoft Word to complete this exam and then submit your completed document to the appropriate course Dropbox.

1. What are the impacts and effects of interest groups when it comes to health care policy? Identify at least 3 key interest groups and describe what type of influence they have in the decision-making process.? (Points : 50)

2. What are the key functions of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and how can its nationwide and worldwide mission mandates influence health care reform? (Points : 50)

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 5 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 4

For this assignment, you will write a Policy Critique on Medicaid Expansion and Dual Eligible Policy in My Home State. The Paper must be about 1,500 wordsand incorporate the Saint Leo University core value of community.

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 6 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 5

For this assignment, you will write an Advocacy Paper. Select one of the following national priorities (from the National Healthcare Disparities Report), research, and advanced federal-, state-, and organizational-level recommendations:

  • Making care safer
  • Ensuring person- and family-centered care
  • Promoting effective communication and care coordination
  • Promoting effective prevention and treatment of leading causes of mortality, starting with cardiovasculardisease
  • Working with communities to promote wide use of best practices to enable healthy living
  • Making quality care more affordable
  • Reducing disparities, which are “persistent in all national priorities”

The paper should be approximately 1,500 words in length (excluding the list of references cited at the end) and incorporate the Saint Leo University core value of responsible stewardship.

HCM 590 Written Assignments

Guidelines

For the written assignments, you are to use APA formatting (with a proper cover page, well – organized paper with source citations, and an APA reference list—all of which do not count towards the page count requirement). Your papers must be supplemented with research from the text, CDC, NIH, and other quality sources to determine answers and solutions. This is a paper, so answers should not be numbered but rather should use titles and subtitles.

Note: You must use a minimum of three references in your responses, and at least one of them must be from the provided resources listed at the end of each assignment.

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 7 TERM PAPER

Complete your in-depth, literature-grounded analysis on a significant health policy issue following the APA guidelines.

HCM 590 Term Paper

This assignment is an in-depth, literature-grounded analysis of a significant health policy issue. The final term paper is to be approximately 8–10 ten pages in length (excluding the list of references cited at the end); apply and cite at least ten high-quality references, and address the following ten elements:

1) Overview and Significance of the Health Policy Issue

2) History of the Health Policy Issue (Including Legislative Processes and Partisan Politics)

3) Current Challenges Associated with the Health Policy Issue

4) Stakeholder Analysis

5) Policy Options and Analysis of Trade-Offs

6) Policy Recommendations

7) Recommended Roles for Federal Government, State Government, and Markets

8) Implications of the Policy Recommendations

a) Analysis of Population Health Implications

b) Analysis of Economic Implications

c) Analysis of Political Implications

d) Analysis of Implications for Health Care Organizations

e) Application of Two Saint Leo University Core Values

9) Conclusion

10) References Cited

The Final Term Paper must also follow APA format including:

· Double-spaced

· 1-inch margins left, right, top, and bottom

· 12-point font

The cover sheet, table of contents, index, pictures, long quotations, or multiple quotationswill not count toward the8–10 pages.

There is an APA Guide in the course home menu, under Resources. If you need further assistance with APA formatting and style, click on the Writing Format and Style Guides link. (This link will take you to the Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab.)

SAINT HCM590 MODULE 8 FINAL EXAM

Question 1. 1. Thinking about the Weissert & Weissert chapters, what political strategies have been effectively executed in recent decades to achieve or block health reform initiatives? (Points : 20)

Question 2. 2. When did Section 2714 of the ACA: Extension of Dependent Coverage become law? (Points : 20)

Question 3. 3. Describe what medical malpractice is and what the four elements of medical malpractice are that need to be present to prove it. (Points : 20)

Question 4. 4. When we look at the lessons learned on reforming health care, we can see that the United States had encountered at least five reasons of why health care reform was hard to pass as law. Fully describe each one of these five reasons and how they affected the political process. (Points : 20)

Question 5. 5. Fully describe Provision #4 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Points : 20)

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