Discipline:Health Care and Life Sciences : Health Care
Format or citation style:SWS
Assignment 2: Health Insurance and Quality
Due Week 4 and worth 150 points
Imagine that you are the clinic manager of an urgent care center. Recently, your center has seen an increase in complaints regarding long wait times, inadequate or incomplete information from staff during visits, and the relatively small number of insurance types accepted at the facility.
Write a 2 page paper in which you:
1. Examine at least three (3) examples of quality initiatives that could increase patient satisfaction and potentially reduce healthcare cost. Support your response with examples of the successful application your chosen quality initiatives.
2. Defend your position on the decision to accept Medicare or Medicaid as potential pay sources for your urgent care center. Provide support with at least two (2) examples that illustrate your position.
3. Use at least two (2) quality references. Please use the Essentials of Health Policy and Law by Joel B Teitelbaum & Sara E. Wilensky book. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:.
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Analyze the impact of healthcare financing and health insurance on healthcare access, quality, and cost.
• Determine the factors that affect healthcare quality in healthcare organizations.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in healthcare policy, law, and ethics.
• Write clearly and concisely about healthcare policy and law using proper writing mechanics.