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HCS/455 HEALTH CARE POLICY: THE PAST AND THE FUTURE The Latest Version A+ Study Guide

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HCS 455 Week 1 Impact of Health Care Policy and Determinants It is important to understand the different forms and categories in which health care policies are created. This assignment will help you practice identifying the forms and categories as well as understand the determinants that are impacted by the creation of health care policies. Complete the Health Care Policy and Determinants worksheet. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

HCS 455 Week 2 Current Policy: Topic Selection As a Learning Team, select a health policy and record research about the policy. The topic you select will be used in your Week 5 assignment. Complete the Current Policy: Policy Selection worksheet. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Current Policy: Topic Selection


As a team, research and identify a health care policy topic. Review the following choices or obtain approval from your faculty for a different topic. Faculty approval must be obtained at least 3 days in advance of your assignment due date. 

Medicare

Medicaid

Health care reform policy [e.g., Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)]

HIPAA

HITECH

Or faculty-approved topic

Note: As you consider a topic, review the Week Five assignment requirements to ensure the policy selected can be used to satisfy those requirements. Complete the following chart with research your group has identified for the policy selected. Research information that needs to be identified for the policy is listed on the left. Your group will insert research it has found regarding the prompt on the left. To prevent plagiarism, record all information and research in your own words. Policy selected: _______________________ Research Prompt

Information your group identified using the policy selected

Year policy was created Identify the various stakeholders involved in the creation of this policy. Select a level of government (federal, state, or local) and discuss the role and function it had in the process of implementing the policy. Why was the policy created?

Why is the policy important to health care? What stakeholders are impacted by this policy (e.g., health care consumers, medical staff, etc.)? In your opinion: 

Is the policy effective?

Is it meeting the needs of the population as intended?

How has the effectiveness


of the policy been verified? Discuss the health and societal issues that had an impact on the development of the health care policy.

HCS 455 Week 2 Key Players in Health Care Policy Within the U.S. health care system there are a number of key players that influence the health care policy development process and ultimately help shape our health care policies.  Government (primarily federal and state governments) and interest groups like the American Medical Association, AARP, and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation can have a direct impact on the outcome of the type of health care we receive.  Patients (the largest consumers in the health care industry) are key players in the health care system, and the needs and wants of the public also drive the decisions made by health care decision-makers. This assignment will help you better understand the role and influences of the key players in the health care policy development process. Research the key players in the health care policy development process. Select one of the key players at the government level (federal or state), a professional organization, or an interest group. Write a 525- to 700-word paper that details the importance and impact this key player has on the policy development process. Your paper should include the following:  Identify the key player and their level in the policy development process.  Describe their role in the policy development process.  Describe why the key player identified is important in the policy development process.  Describe the impact the selected key player has on the policy development process. Cite at least 2 reputable references. Reputable references include trade or industry publications; government or agency websites; scholarly works; your textbook, Health Policymaking in the United States (6th ed.); or other sources of similar quality. Format your assignment according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.


HCS 455 Week 3 The Policy Process The policy cycle approach provides lawmakers with a pathway for developing a policy and guiding it through the institutions of the U.S. government. The cycle starts with identification of a targeted problem and ultimately ends with a specific course of action. Along the way, the outcomes of a policy are subjected to various levels of review, evaluation, and revisions that result in a continual loop. In essence, the policy cycle is a series of interlocking steps that facilitates a dialogue between the main stakeholders. As a health care administrator, it's important to have a working knowledge of the process and how the process ultimately leads to implementation of health care laws that eventually will impact what you do. Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that explains the policy process. Your paper should include the following:  Explain the various stages and the key components associated with each stage in the policy process. o Discuss formulation, legislation, implementation, evaluation, analysis, and revision. o Identify who the main stakeholders are for each stage in the policy process. Cite at least 3 reputable references. Reputable references include trade or industry publications; government or agency websites; scholarly works; your textbook, Health Policymaking in the United States (6th ed.); or other sources of similar quality. Format your assignment according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

HCS 455 Week 4 Health Care Issues Research and select an issue from one of the following categories that has or may have an influence on U.S. health care policies:  Changing social norms at the state level  Shifting health care priorities in the United States  Impacts of global health care on U.S. policy  Effects of health care on our environment


Write a 525- to 700-word paper that discusses the impact that issue selected can have on changing health care policy.  Describe the issue selected.  Identify people or groups of people the issue impacts.  Describe the impact the issue has at the state and federal level.  Describe how likely it is the issue selected may change health care policy. Cite at least 2 reputable references. Reputable references include trade or industry publications; government or agency websites; scholarly works; your textbook, Health Policymaking in the United States (6th ed.); or other sources of similar quality. Format your assignment according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

HCS 455 Week 2 Key Players in Health Care Policy  

HCS 455 Week 2 Key Players in Health Care Policy

HCS 455 Week 2 Key Players in Health Care Policy  

HCS 455 Week 2 Key Players in Health Care Policy

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