Posted: December 8th, 2022
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 in the textbook as well as the Week 1 instructor guidance. Additionally, read the following resources:
Health care results cannot be guaranteed, as other products or services can, because the results depend on various factors which are often beyond the control of the health care provider. Stobierski (2021) indicates there are multiple aspects that contribute to health care economics. Below is the key area you are assigned to complete in your initial post:
Spending growth: budgeting to address rising operational costs, administrative costs, per-person cost for care, new initiatives, and maintaining or improving the financial condition of the organization
First letter of last name: A, E, K, P, U, Y
The role of the provider: quality of care (e.g., procedures provided, tests ordered, biases that create barriers in patient care and the impact biases have on people who have historically been marginalized), bureaucratic tasks that often lead to burnout
First letter of last name: B, G, L, R, V
Risk assessments (e.g., data breaches, medical errors, regulatory noncompliance, etc.)
First letter of last name: C, H, M, W, Z
Insurance benefits design: covered services, prohibited services, cost shifting from insurer to patient
First letter of last name: D, I, N, S, Q
Payment reform: new payment models, value-based care, readmission penalties, HMOs, PPOs
First letter of last name: F, J, O, T, X
In your initial post, address the following:
Your initial post must be at least 250 words and use a minimum of two credible sources to support your discussion content. The supporting resources can be your textbook as well as the required or recommended resources provided in this course, the University of Arizona Global Campus Library, or credible websites.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. All referenced materials must include citations and references in APA format. Please see directions for including APA Style elements on these Writing Center pages: APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.).
Guided Response: Due by Day 7. Respond to two peers assigned different topics than you by the end of Day 7. In your response, compare your assigned key area to the topic covered by a peer who analyzed a different key area from you. Determine where the two key areas intersect from the perspective of health care economics. Each response must be at least 100 words and substantively contribute to the discussion.
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