- September 13, 2020
SAINT HCM590 MODULE 1 DISCUSSION 1 LATEST 2016 MARCH What were some of the distinguishing features of the Congresses and political landscapes in the 1965, 1981, 1993, and 2009 time periods? How did these features enable, impede, or influence health policy developments? In what ways were the health policy objectives and priorities of Presidents Johnson, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama similar? Different? SAINT HCM590 MODULE 2 DISCUSSION 2 LATEST 2016 MARCH What are some of the major interest groups that influence the decision-making process when it comes to health policy? Do you think that they should have access to “Direct Lobbying?” Is this process enhancing or diminishing the government’s Bureaucratic behavior? SAINT HCM590 MODULE 3 DISCUSSION 3 LATEST 2016 MARCH What are the advantages and challenges associated with Accountable Care Organizations, Primary Care Transformation in such organizational models as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and Bundled Payment? SAINT HCM590 MODULE 4 DISCUSSION 4 LATEST 2016 MARCH Appended to Karen Davis’ oral testimony is a set of 24 insightful exhibits that are loaded with Medicare information. For this module’s discussion, please interpret, assess, cite, and debate the Medicare reform implications of the facts and figures from this set of 24 exhibits. SAINT HCM590 MODULE 5 DISCUSSION 5 LATEST 2016 MARCH Initial Post: Research, present, and assess information about Medicaid expansion in your home state. Response Posts: Respond to at least two of your peers by further analyzing, critiquing, and expanding upon the initial post and subsequent response posts. SAINT HCM590 MODULE 6 DISCUSSION 6 LATEST 2016 MARCH Review exhibit 2 (p. 1824) of “Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: The Action Plan from the Department of Health and Human Services.” Based on your review, do you believe that the goals and strategies of this Action Plan hold promise to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities? Why or why not? SAINT HCM590 MODULE 7 DISCUSSION 7 LATEST 2016 MARCH “Leading up to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, federal liability reforms were contemplated as a means of garnering support for the legislation among congressional Republicans and medical professional organizations. Although no liability-reform provisions survived in the final bill, Congress made clear the need for more experimentation. The final legislation authorized $50 million for states and health care systems to test new approaches to the resolution of medical-injury disputes. This authorization supplemented the $23 million that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded in 2010 for projects to advance new approaches to medical-injury compensation and patient safety” (Kachalia and Mello, 2011, p. 1564). Which of the medical liability reform approaches described in Tables 2 and 3 of Kachalia and Mello (2011) do you favor? Why? SAINT HCM590 MODULE 8 DISCUSSION 8 LATEST 2016 MARCH Chapter 7 describes five reasons why health care reform is hard to pass; describe these five reasons, and elaborate on which one you think is the most critical and why.