Prepare a 1,050 – 1,400 word paper in APA format discussing how the evolution of health care delivery systems has influenced current health care systems. Select one of the following systems: HMO’s, Medicare/Medicaid, managed care, or insurance companies. At least two references are required.

  • Resources: Perspective on Health Care Questionnaire on the student Web site
  • Complete the Perspective on Health Care Questionnaire that is located on your student Web site. Some of these questions are related to real-life experiences you have seen or experienced in obtaining health care services for yourself or family members. Health care services can be any aspect along the health care continuum from visits to the doctor or the dentist, clinic visits, and getting blood drawn, to being a patient in a hospital or nursing home. Several questions also focus on your career aspirations within the health care industry.
  • Prepare to discuss your completed responses in Week One.

HCS 310 Week 2 Individual Assignment Health Care System Evolution Paper

Prepare a 1,050 – 1,400 word paper in APA format discussing how the evolution of health care delivery systems has influenced current health care systems. Select one of the following systems: HMO’s, Medicare/Medicaid, managed care, or insurance companies. At least two references are required.

Style: 5 points

1.    Grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage and are consistent with college expectations 2.    Information is provided in an easily understandable form and in a logical sequence

3.    Writing style is consistent with that expected in the professional environment

4.    Format is consistent with APA style

5.  At least two references are provided and are consistent with APA.

HCS 310 Week 3 Individual Assignment Organizational Analysis Paper

Resources: Organizational Analysis Paper grading criteria on the student Web site

Select one public sector not-for-profit health agency within the United States health care system.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in APA format describing the type of health organization, chosen from the following list:

o        Government

o        Quasi-government

o        Voluntary – examples include the following:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Indian Health Service
  • Quality improvement organizations (QIOs)
  • The American Heart Association
  • Teaching hospitals

Explain the agency’s function and responsibilities.

Identify at least three stakeholders affected by this component and how each is affected.

Use at least two references, as this assignment requires in-depth research into the organization.

HCS 310 Week 4 Individual Assignment Continuum of Care Paper

Prepare a 1,200-1,400 word paper in APA format describing the health care delivery component’s role in providing services and how it contributes to or lacks contribution to the overall management of health care resources.

Your paper should include the following (use the headings below to clearly identify each key point – headings are not bolded in actual paper)

a.  Include its role in transitioning patients from one level to another of care in the health care continuum.  Heading: Transitioning Patients

b.  Services provided and how these fit in the continuum of care. Heading: Services

c.  How does the entity contribute or not contribute to the overall management of health care resources? Heading: Contribution

d.  Examine the future trends of health care and discuss how these services will be impacted or need to change to meet these future trends. Heading: Future Trends of Health Care

HCS 310 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Health Care Costs Presentation

Prepare and submit a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes about how rising health care costs nationally affect health care facilities, health care workers, businesses, consumers, and the government. Include the following:

o        Historical trends in financing health care

o        Effect of health care costs on access to care

o        Effect of health care costs on service delivery

o        How the government has attempted to control these costs

o        Recommendations for improvement

Think of this as a presentation you could provide to a policymaking body. Graphics such as charts and graphs are appropriate.

Keep the number of words on each slide to a minimum. The detail is in the speaker notes. Each slide should contain only one key concept. Include introductory, concluding, and reference slides.

Speaker notes are expected to be comprehensive, using complete sentences, correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Use at least three references.

Format your presentation according to APA standards.

Discussion Questions:

Describe ONE factor or circumstance that influences whether a person accesses healthcare. No duplicates, please. If you don’t have a new factor, please move on to different DQs for your first-level responses.

Briefly describe either Medicare or Medicaid. How has your chosen program shaped our current health care delivery system?

Describe one way that utilization of health services might impact health status?

Discuss the role of preventive, routine medicine. Consider either the scientific, medical perspective or the cultural, societal perspective.

What should the insurance’s role be for poor medical choices such as not wearing your seatbelt or smoking/drinking?

Identify one gap or one overlap in health care services. Describe it in detail, explaining how the gap or overlap occurs, how it impacts health care delivery, and how our delivery system compensates for it.

What role can or should the federal government play in assuring that there are no overlaps or gaps in health care delivery services? What role can or should the private sector play?

If you work in a health care facility, give an example of a federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance and describe how it affects health care delivery at your place of business or in your job.

Identify, describe and explain one way in which public and private health care agencies could work together more effectively. Provide specific examples.

Identify, describe, and explain in detail one reason for so many new emerging types of health care workers.

Identify and describe, in detail, one area of health care worker shortage. How would you address this shortage?

Identify and discuss in depth ONE example of a barrier or limitation to a patient’s transition from one level of care to another, in the context of continuum of care.

Identify and discuss in depth ONE example of a provider or patient concern with the continuum of care under the managed care model of health care delivery.

Identify and discuss in depth ONE example of how utilization patterns of the various models or delivery systems have changed over time.

Identify and discuss in depth ONE facet of how specialization (providers and hospitals) impact continuity of care?

On the eve of what may (or may not) be the most significant health care meeting in the world’s history, I would be remiss if I did not provide a forum for this class to discuss the event. I cannot give DQ response credit, unless you cite Barton, but I will glad give participation credit for substantive posts related to the debate. You need not listen to the entire six hours, but your submission must be well-informed and, if appropriate, with citation. I have seen four or five pertinent news releases already. Brace yourselves.

What could be done to slow, stop, or even reverse the growth of health care expenditures?

How could health care be financed in the future?

What are your informed, academically rigorous, supported thoughts on universal health insurance?

What is the difference between universal health insurance and universal health care?

Who would you suggest is going to pay for the baby boomer explosion when the Medicare trust fund is insolvent, and how?

Would health insurance coverage for alternative health care increase consumer choice or decrease health care costs?

If we find ourselves with a national health plan, what basic set of health services should be covered and who or what entity should pay for them?

How will consumer demands shape the future health care system?

How will the private sector influence the future health care system?

Pick on facet of health care: finance, technology, information systems, and so forth. In your chosen facet, where you see health care in 10 years?

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