Discuss the purpose of accreditation. Has the process of accreditation really improved the quality of care being provided to patients?

 

Assignment:

Watch the following video in preparation for this assignment:

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). (2010). Introduction. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu-Ffub6WHk

Use what you learned from the video, the module’s required readings, and your own research to answer the following questions in your paper. Your paper must include complete 2-3 pages length (Excluding title and references page).

  1. Discuss the purpose of accreditation. Has the process of accreditation really improved the quality of care being provided to patients?
  2. Identify and discuss the process of accreditation for the chosen agency.
  3. Discuss some of the standards they look for when they go on-site. Are the standards rigorous or vague?
  4. Do these agencies make the results of their surveys public? How could knowing this information be beneficial to patients?

In your paper

  • Must include proper introduction and conclusion
  • Must provide 3 credible sources, cited in APA

Required Readings

Affordable Care Act; findings from Mayo Clinic provide new insights into Affordable Care Act (expected and unexpected consequences of the Affordable Care Act: The impact on patients and surgeons—pro and con arguments). (2016). Managed Care Weekly Digest, 63.

Berenson, R. A., Burton, R. A., & McGrath, M. (2016). Do Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) help or hinder primary care physicians’ ability to deliver high-quality care? Healthcare, 4(3), 155-159.

Healey, B. J., & Evans, T. M. (2014). Introduction to health care services: Foundations and challenges (1). New York, US: Jossey-Bass.

Hoffman, S. (2015). Managed care, the legal system, and checklist medicine. Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter, 31(6), 8.

Managed care; researchers at American College of Physicians Report new data on managed care (preconsultation exchange in the United States: Use, awareness, and attitudes). (2015). Insurance Weekly News, 171.

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA); NCQA health insurance plan ratings—valuable tool for consumers. (2015, November 1). Health Insurance Law Weekly, p. 31.

Owen, R., Heller, T., & Bowers, A. (2016). Health services appraisal and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care from fee for service. Disability and Health Journal, 9(2). 239-247

Sonderling, H. (2015, September 16). ValueWalk: Could managed care companies help offset rising healthcare costs? [Web log post]. Newstex Global Business Blogs. Chatham: Newstex.

Waitzkin, H., & Hellander, I. (2016). Obamacare: The neoliberal model comes home to roost in the United States—if we let it. Monthly Review, 68(1), 1-18.

 

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