Boost Your Grades With Us Today!

support@smartessays.net      Contact us +1 (332)-240-3699

5/5

Browse Over 3 Million Questions

Let Our Professionals Assist You With Research and Writing. 

imageGT.png

Imagine you are the CEO of a 200-bed community hospital and have heard that Medicare hospital payments will continue to be trimmed for patients who experience harms considered to be largely preventable, such as blood clots, surgical infections, ventilator-associated pneumonias, and others.

Copyright:

Imagine you are the CEO of a 200-bed community hospital and have heard that Medicare hospital payments will continue to be trimmed for patients who experience harms considered to be largely preventable, such as blood clots, surgical infections, ventilator-associated pneumonias, and others. You want to make sure that your hospital prevents all possible avoidable harms to patients.

Your assistant summarizes the issues for you: denied payments focus exclusively on additional care required to treat the injury (e.g., when a second procedure is required to retrieve a surgical instrument). To date, the denied payments are for hospital care only, but some analysts have recommended that the same policy be applied to physician payments.

One measure your hospital has already taken is to require that all workers who interact with patients wash their hands, to prevent hospital-acquired infections. Although this would seem a simple and obvious initiative, it has met with limited success. In response to additional queries, you learn that the hospital’s patient safety department does not track the kinds of events for which it may be financially penalized.

You also learn that the ACA will affect hospital payment in another way: trimming reimbursements for potentially avoidable hospital readmissions. Your hospital serves an older population, and many patients currently have multiple admissions for acute exacerbations of chronic illnesses, such as congestive heart failure and diabetes. In the future, these multiple admissions may be very costly.

Your hospital’s margin last year was razor thin; the combination of the economic downturn and any decreased reimbursements could result in closure.

  • Refer to your text readings and resources to answer the following questions in a 1- to 2-page paper:
    • Who on your senior team should lead this effort?
    • Who else should be involved?
    • What precisely are you charging the team to do?
    • Who will help communicate this effort to all frontline staff?
    • What kinds of systems need to be created to track progress?
    • What external resources could be utilized?
  • Cite evidence to support your conclusions.
  • Click the Submit Assignment link in the upper right corner to upload your assignment.

“Place This Order Or A Similar Order With Smart Essays Today And Get An Amazing Discount” (Coupon Code: SAVE15)

FREE FEATURES

FREE Reference page
FREE On-time Delivery
FREE Selection of Topics
FREE Unlimited Revisions

What Students Get

We Offer the Custom Writing Service with 3 Key Benefits

Affordable Writing Service

We guarantee a perfect price-quality balance to all students. The more pages you order, the less you pay.

The Best Support Service

Get 24⁄7 help with proofreading and editing your draft – fixing your grammar, spelling, or formatting.

Quality Essay Help

Our team of professional writers guarantees top-quality essay writing results.

Chat With Us
Chat With Us