Healthcare and finance

Healthcare and finance

 

After reading the background materials as well as additional information you find from the literature and online sources, respond to the following:
1. Identify the distribution of national health spending by type of financing source.
2. Identify the distribution of health insurance coverage among the U.S. population.
3. Discuss the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on insurance coverage.
4. Discuss the origin of employment-based health insurance.
5. Explain the difference between fully insured and self-insured health plans.
Assignment Expectations
• Cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.
• The paper should be 2 pages typed and double-spaced
• Prepare your work using the appropriate APA format.
• Use information from the modular Home and Background pages as well as other credible and peer-reviewed sources retrieved from a library or an Internet search.
Length: Write a 2-page paper, typed and double spaced, with 12 pt. Times New Roman font and 1-inch page margins. Use headers throughout the paper. This will aid you in not overlooking vital elements of the assignment and make the document easier for the reader to follow.

Required Reading
RAND Corporation. (2010). U.S. Health Care Today: Coverage. Available at http://www.randcompare.org/us-health-care-today/coverage#current-levels-of-coverage (Retrieved 11/21/2012)
Choudhry, N., Rosenthal, M., & Milstein, A. (2010). Assessing the Evidence for Value-Based Insurance Design. Health Affairs, 29 (11), 1988-1994. Retrieved from ProQuest on 11/21/2012.
Eibner, C., Hussey, P., & Girosi, F. (2010) The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Workers’ Health Insurance Coverage. New England Journal of Medicine, 363 (15), 1393-1395. Available at http://healthpolicyandreform.nejm.org/?p=12339 (Retrieved 11/21/2012)

Claxton, G. (2008). How Private Health Care Coverage Works: A Primer. A Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Report. Available at http://www.kff.org/insurance/upload/7766.pdf (Retrieved 11/21/2012)
Baicker K., & Chandra A. (2008). Myths and Misconceptions about U.S. Health Insurance. Health Affairs, 27(6), w533-43. Retrieved from ProQuest on 11/21/2012.
Blumenthal, D. (2006). Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the United States – Origins and Implications. New England Medical Journal, 355(1), 82-88. Retrieved from ProQuest on 11/21/2012.
Bodenheimer, T. (2005). High and Rising Health Care Costs. Part 1: Seeking an Explanation. Annals of Internal Medicine, 142 (10), 847-854. Available at http://www.cga.ct.gov/ph/HealthFirst/Docs/HFSPC/Bodenheimer%20annals%20part%201.pdf (Retrieved 11/21/2012)

Imagine that you are working in a neurology clinic. One of the neurologists tells you that as his or her practice is expanding, he or

Imagine that you are working in a neurology clinic. One of the neurologists tells you that as his or her practice is expanding, he or she is having difficulty meeting the education needs of his or her patients.

Part of this problem is explaining the basic neuroanatomical structures to the patients in layperson’s language so that they understand their diagnoses and their underlying neurological impairments.

The neurologist asks you to create a written guide for the patients, including both the CNS and the PNS. He or she describes what the basic neuroanatomical structures are, where they are located, how they interact, and what function they serve.

He or she asks you to name the structures by using the correct technical language but to use layperson’s language as much as possible elsewhere.

Your neuroanatomy guide should cover the following:

Basic neuroanatomical structures (including the CNS and the PNS, as well as the structural packaging that protects the brain from the environment) Locations of these structures Functions they serve (what functions damage to these areas may affect)

How they interact Be sure to explain the information in layperson’s language and use graphics and pictures where helpful. Use APA format when citing material from scholarly sources such as your textbook and online notes. Include a cover page and a reference page listing the resources you used to create your guide.

Health Care Pharmaceutical Drugs Pricing Strategy

Describe a pricing strategy in a health care organization for one of its services or products (e.g., a pharmaceutical drug or a medical device). Then, explain how costs would be taken into account when formulating that pricing strategy.

Culture and Health Attitudes

According to Huff (1999), the concepts of health held by various ethnic and immigrant groups within the United States may differ from and even contradict the health concepts of the mainstream society. This exercise will give you the opportunity to look at the concept of “being healthy” cross-culturally. You will interview someone who has a different cultural background from your own and through the interview you will realize cross-cultural similarities and differences in health-related behaviors.

•Choose a person to interview with a different cultural background from your own.
•Use the questionnaire in the Resources to interview your chosen person and yourself.
•Write up the responses from both interviews.
•Analyze the responses.
?What kind of similarities and differences did you find between your definition of “being healthy” and your partner’s definition?
?What kind of similarities and differences did you find between your responses and your partner’s responses in the attitudes and behaviors concerning keeping good health?
?Did you find any cultural values reflected in your responses and your partner’s responses?
?How can the knowledge of cultural differences inform social policy related to health care?
Your paper should be between 3–4 pages in length and include a minimum of two scholarly sources within your paper to support the assertions that are made.

Huff, R. M. (1999). Cross-cultural concepts of health and disease. In R. M. Huff & M. V. Kline (Eds.), Promoting health in multicultural populations: A handbook for practitioners (pp. 23–39). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Imagine that you are working in a neurology clinic. One of the neurologists tells you that as his or her practice is expanding, he

Imagine that you are working in a neurology clinic. One of the neurologists tells you that as his or her practice is expanding, he or she is having difficulty meeting the education needs of his or her patients.

Part of this problem is explaining the basic neuroanatomical structures to the patients in layperson’s language so that they understand their diagnoses and their underlying neurological impairments.

The neurologist asks you to create a written guide for the patients, including both the CNS and the PNS. He or she describes what the basic neuroanatomical structures are, where they are located, how they interact, and what function they serve.

He or she asks you to name the structures by using the correct technical language but to use layperson’s language as much as possible elsewhere.

Your neuroanatomy guide should cover the following:

Basic neuroanatomical structures (including the CNS and the PNS, as well as the structural packaging that protects the brain from the environment) Locations of these structures Functions they serve (what functions damage to these areas may affect)

How they interact Be sure to explain the information in layperson’s language and use graphics and pictures where helpful. Use APA format when citing material from scholarly sources such as your textbook and online notes. Include a cover page and a reference page listing the resources you used to create your guide.

Michael Howitt of Berkley, Michigan, recently had his gallbladder removed. His total bill for this event, which was his only health care expense for the year, came to $13,890.

Michael Howitt of Berkley, Michigan, recently had his gallbladder removed. His total bill for this event, which was his only health care expense for the year, came to $13,890. His health insurance plan has a $500 annual deductible and an 80/20 coinsurance provision. The cap on Michael’s coinsurance share is $2,000.

a. How much of the bill will Michael pay?

b. How much of the bill will be paid by Michael’s insurance?

Health Risk Assessment of Smoking

Health Risk Assessment of Smoking

Paper instructions:
5 pages essay of Health Risk Assessment of Drinking. 5 references, AT LEAST 3 FROM PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS. Must include elements of health risk: HAZARDS, ASSESSMENT, SIZE OF RISK, CONTROLS, COMMUNICATION.

traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health

traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health
What do we know about adverse childhood experiences and post-­-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health?

Assignment will take the form of an annotated bibliography. It should be a minimum of 3,000 words.

Please refer to the following documents as examples of what is expected from you:
a) Hill Williams (Unknown) Annotated Bibliography: The Physician-­-Patient Relationship and Health Related Quality of Life in Women with Adrenal Insufficiency
b) Annotated Bibliography on Patient-­-Provider Communication By Heather Smith and Andrea Pietrzyk. Research and Resource Associates, Central Coast Children’s Foundation, Inc. 14th August 2013

For the purpose of your assignment, both examples should be augmented with a detailed description of how you identified the articles and resources that you annotated. What you used as inclusion and exclusion criteria and on what basis you selected the resources that you annotated. Further, please note that meeting the standard of the first example will merit you a pass; meeting the standard of the second example will merit you with a distinction. The difference being that in the second example, the authors have organised the material and abstracted the information into sections encompassing several annotations.

Work should be typed/word-­-processed, single sided with single line spacing and font size 12: Times typeface is preferred. It is your responsibility to ensure that all assignments are clearly marked with your name, course title and code, assignment title and submission date (on every page). All pages must be numbered in the format Page X of Y. The use of ‘Headers & Footers’ for this information is recommended. A word count must also be included.

Referencing For this module, it is anticipated that you will be use a biomedical reference system such as that used by the British Medical Journal. The use of the Harvard or Vancouver system is also recommended. Whatever referencing system used, it has to remain consistent throughout the work submitted.

Students not conforming to these requirements will be penalized by up to 10% depending on the scale of non-­-conformance.

Plagiarism: All material cited, sources of data and illustrations and figures must be acknowledged: material quoted verbatim must be placed in “quotation marks, italicized” and the source referenced. Failure to do this will count against the mark allocated for the assignment. The University takes plagiarism very seriously and students will be penalized if this is proven.
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patient safety movement

patient safety movement
Paper instructions:
Write a 1500-word paper on the subject of the Patient Safety Movement. The paper must include a discussion of (1) the causes of medical errors; (2) what activities or initiatives make up the patient safety movement; (3) the impact of the movement on tort reform; and (4) criticisms of the movement

 

 

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nursing issue.

The 3rd part of your paper will discuss your proposed plan to address the nursing issue. Please include the following in your plan:

  1. Proposed solution
  2. Communication strategies related to your selected issue
  3. How you would disseminate the information you have collected, including proposed solution; Dissemination may include specific nursing journals, your practicum site, etc.
  4. Barriers to implementing your plan: i.e., financial concerns

The finished Assignment should be a 3–4 page descriptive essay, excluding the title page and references. The viewpoint and purpose of this Assignment should be clearly established and sustained.

Before finalizing your work, you should:

  1. be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above)
  2. consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary;
  3. utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and

review APA formatting and citation information found in the KU Writing Center, online, or elsewhere in the course.

Your writing Assignment should:

  1. follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
  2. be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
  3. display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
  4. use APA 6th edition format for organization, style, and crediting sources including:

12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font

use of in-text citations

title page and reference page

use of headings (if applicable)