Healthcare Regulatory Agencies
Objective: Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of regulatory agencies and current laws that govern healthcare organizations.Introduction: The U.S. healthcare system is constantly evolving due to the changing demographics, economics and medical needs of the public. Adequate and proper healthcare for everyone is governed by an integrated body of regulatory organizations. The overall goal of this group of agencies is to manage the well-being and safety of Americans by ensuring that they all have access to healthcare services and programs. This essay will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge of the roles of regulatory agencies and the laws that govern healthcare organizations.
Deliverable: The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 750 words that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (APAstyle.org). A minimum of three sources must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.
Step 1: Read the following scenario.You are a healthcare consultant hired to help Kings Peak Hospital improve its ability to provide adequate and proper healthcare to its diverse community. Over the past few years, the economic downturn has hit the Kings Peak area hard, and the hospital has noticed that more individuals and families need specialized health services. Kings Peak Hospital would like you to make recommendations on how to best use regulatory agencies and, keeping within the law, provide enhanced healthcare to all people of Kings Peak and beyond
.Step 2: Write a paper.Please review the essay rubric prior to proceeding.
Read the following questions and then use what you have learned about this lesson’s objective to summarize your responses.
-How may the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impact the people of Kings Peak and Kings Peak Hospital?
-With which government or community agencies does Kings Peak Hospital need to engage, or at least be knowledgeable about, to help provide improved services and programs for the community?
-How can Kings Peak Hospital use the Medicare and/or Medicaid systems to help those in the community who have multiple needs?
-Of which issues should the hospital be aware when working with these two systems?