Evaluate significant federal and state legislation that affects the scope of, access to, availability of, and reimbursement for health care services.
Analyze the effects of specific legislation on health care facilities, health plans, communities, and patients.
Competency 3: Analyze the effects of values and assumptions inherent in the changing priorities in health planning and resource allocation.
Determine the influence of values and assumptions in setting health care priorities and allocating resources.
Competency 4: Evaluate the combined effects of social, economic, ethical, legal, and political forces on health care.
Analyze the effects of social, economic, ethical, legal, and political forces on health care.
Competency 5: Recommend possible initiatives available to address current gaps in health care policy.
Determine the nature and extent of current health care policy gaps.
Competency 6: Communicate effectively, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards.
Support main points, arguments, and conclusions with credible evidence from peer-reviewed sources.
Over the last two weeks, you have spent your time analyzing the data and information that you gathered during your literature review. Your supervisor in the health policy think tank is pleased with your literature review and has asked you to move forward with your analysis, considering various perspectives.
The think tank serves multiple health care organizations and policy makers. Health care organizational leadership will depend on your analysis to help them determine strategic, legally compliant measures and lobby policy makers for needed change. You must develop a solid factual analysis to support policy makers in evidence-based policy making.
Consider topics such as painful versus painless cost controls and reimbursement models or quality initiatives that could be improved as indicated by your analysis.
Conduct an in-depth analysis that answers the research question that you posed in Unit 3.
Analyze your findings from the literature:
What were the research findings?
What do the findings mean to you?
What is your own perspective on the legislation and scholarly support for your analysis?
Do not simply copy information from the literature or agree with a single source.
How would you answer your research question?