705.4.1 : Health Policy
The graduate effectively interprets health policy initiatives.
705.4.2 : Health Legislation
The graduate analyzes strategies that impact health legislation.
Healthcare does not operate in a vacuum. Trends that emerge in the national market are influenced by legislation, delivery of care, changes in payment methods, and social and economic conditions. Healthcare professionals monitor policy at the national level by reviewing legislative initiatives and analyzing rules and regulations. Understanding healthcare policy helps in facilitating grant reviews and in developing new program initiatives. Legislation may cause changes in the way hospitals and healthcare providers deliver patient care. It is beneficial for hospitals to incorporate the national trends, policy, and legislation in determining the appropriate path for selecting service lines. You will use the “Service Line Development Case Study” to complete this task. Imagine that you have received a memo asking you to identify national trends, policy, and legislation and to summarize the impact it will have on the new service line. The proposed service lines are the following:
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A. Identify current national healthcare trends and policy initiatives that may affect the healthcare organization evident in the attached “Service Line Development Case Study.”
1. Discuss how the identified trends impact the delivery of healthcare in the case study.
2. Discuss possible legislation that may result from these trends.
B. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
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