What exactly is Health Care Policy? Who does it affect? Week 1 DQ 2 Healthcare policy are the rules regulation and guidelines that exist to operate finance and shape healthcare delivery.
Healthcare policy covers a range of health related issues including the financing of healthcare public health preventive healthcare chronic illness and disability long-term care and mental health. Week 2 Week 2 DQ 1 What have been some of the forces driving the organization of U.S. health care? Week 2 DQ 2 Why have physician reimbursement models changed over the years? Week 3 Week 3 DQ 1 What are some examples of painless cost control? Are these painless for everyone? Week 3 DQ 2 Describe and provide examples of price and quality controls. Week 4 Week 4 DQ 1 What are the primary access to health care concerns of the U.S. public? Week 4 DQ 2 In the U.S. can a low-income person receive access to high quality care? What policies are in place to promote this? Week 5 Week 5 DQ 1 Let’s start this week’s discussion with identifying who makes up the baby boomer generation. Please research and post statistics about the baby boomer generation. (Remember to post your sources!) Week 5 DQ 2 Let’s start by reviewing the financial picture of the long-term care (LTC) industry. Who are the main payers? What are some of the main financial challenges that the industry is facing? Week 6 Week 6 DQ 1 Why are ethics important in the health care environment? Give an example of a ethical situation. Week 6 DQ 2 What is prevention? Why is it important?