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HSM 544 Human Capital and Policy and Impact of Health Policy Discussions Week 5

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HSM 544 Threaded Discussions Week 5 keller

HSM 544 Threaded Discussions Week 5 keller

HSM 544 Human Capital and Policy and Impact of Health Policy Discussions Week 5 All Posts 57 Pages Keller

HSM 544 Human Capital and Policy Discussions 1 Week 5 All Posts 29 Pages Keller

What steps can Congress and state legislatures take to alleviate a serious national shortage of skilled providers. Research suggests medical errors have been linked to inadequate staffing (i.e., quantity and quality of skilled personnel). What steps would you take to mitigate shortages?

Access to primary health care services in a timely manner is a significant factor for optimal public health outcomes. However, there is currently a notable shortage of primary health care workers, which may compromise the quality of patient care. It has been established that practices with more than 2,000 patients per practitioner working full-time are not able to provide the level of care and access to their patients as required. At this ratio, each primary care physician is estimated to spend more than 17 hours each day in the provision of acute, chronic, and preventative health care. This is clearly not feasible and does not include other responsibilities and paperwork associated with the position.

Attracting a greater number of medical students into the provision of primary health care, rather than specialization, would help increase the number of primary care practitioners. There are several ways of doing this, including:…

HSM 544 Impact of Health Policy Discussions 2 Week 5 All Posts 28 Pages Keller

What is the impact of health policy on resourcing (i.e., funding, technology, capital assets, and other key, nonhuman means of healthcare delivery)?  How do we increase awareness about health policies among the targeted population?

Healthcare Reform Act—officially called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)—institutes sweeping changes across all healthcare stakeholders, including payers, providers, and plan members. In fact, the amount of change required by the PPACA is so extensive, distilling all the changes down and accounting for their impact is a serious challenge for the industry as a whole. However, if we focus on the apparent macro changes that affect payers—an increase in competition for the group market, an increase in overall access, and new regulations on expense caps for medical costs—a rational set of assumptions becomes apparent for predicting the direct impact on stakeholders. The implementation of these changes will cause payers to:…