HSM 410 Healthcare Policy Devry
All Discussions Week 1-7
Week 1 DQ 1
What exactly is Health Care Policy? Who does it affect?
Week 1 DQ 2
Healthcare policy are the rules, regulation and guidelines that exist to operate, finance and shape healthcare delivery. Healthcare policy covers a range of health related issues including the financing of healthcare, public health, preventive healthcare, chronic illness and disability, long-term care and mental health.
Week 2 DQ 1
What have been some of the forces driving the organization of U.S. health care?
Week 2 DQ 2
Why have physician reimbursement models changed over the years?
Week 3 DQ 1
What are some examples of painless cost control? Are these painless for everyone?
Week 3 DQ 2
Describe and provide examples of price and quality controls.
Week 4 DQ 1
What are the primary access to health care concerns of the U.S. public?
Week 4 DQ 2
In the U.S., can a low-income person receive access to high quality care? What policies are in place to promote this?
Week 5 DQ 1
Let’s start this week’s discussion with identifying who makes up the baby boomer generation. Please research and post statistics about the baby boomer generation. (Remember to post your sources!)
Week 5 DQ 2
Let’s start by reviewing the financial picture of the long-term care (LTC) industry. Who are the main payers? What are some of the main financial challenges that the industry is facing?
Week 6 DQ 1
Why are ethics important in the health care environment? Give an example of a ethical situation.
Week 6 DQ 2
What is prevention? Why is it important?
Week 7 DQ 1
Do you think that the U.S. Health Care System should move away from employer-based to a universal health care system? Why or why not? (Support your opinion!)
Week 7 DQ 2
Please post articles relating to the current health care debate (employer-based vs. universal health care), political views of health care reform, or information on the future of the health care industry (as it pertains to any of the topics discussed in the class).