Economics of Health Care
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Assignment 1: Power Point
Due Date: 11/27/2016
Managers Economic Proposal: Prepare an 8–12 slide PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx file) presentation using a minimum of two (2) slides per initiative. Elements of Presentation:
Use a maximum of six bullets on each slide with highlights of the information you would present if you were in front of your audience.
Include speaker notes in the speaker notes section based on what you will verbally present or you may opt for voice overs (recorded presentation on each slide).
Include a thorough, clear, and concise introduction of the overall initiatives. Be creative to draw the audience into the presentation with compelling questions, or by relating to the audience’s interests of your hypothetical health care organization
Using your approved initiatives, develop a presentation that includes, but is not limited to, the following elements:
Introduction your hypothetical health care organization/facility establishing your audience.
Explanation of your approved initiatives brief implementation plan.
Purpose of your initiatives (what is the significant affiliation to health care organizations).
How your initiatives influence health care organizations.
How your initiatives relate specifically to health care management.
How your initiatives interconnect to economical concepts and principles.
Include a minimum of three (3) scholarly references (one for each initiative) from the Excelsior Library in addition to the textbook. Please properly cite each slide, list all references on the reference slide, and include a title slide, all in APA format. For PowerPoint assistance, view PowerPoint Tutorials (Atomic Learning) available to you through the Video Tutorials link in left course toolbar.
*NOTE: I do not have the initiatives approved yet.*
Assignment 2: Two-page paper
Due Date: 11/6/2016
Case Study: (Will be provided)
Price discrimination is common in healthcare, as well as other industries. Price discrimination can increase profits. Read case study 12.1 in the textbook on price discrimination and compose a case study report that follows the recommended format in the “Case Study Rubric”.
Write a two-page, double-spaced paper in APA format, including a title and reference page. Cite and reference the Lee textbook and two additional scholarly resources from the readings
Include evidence on price discrimination and address the following questions in your paper narrative (do not copy and paste questions and answer one at a time, but rather integrate the answers as appropriate in your written text. Q & A format is not acceptable):
Why do drug firms give discounts voluntarily?
Do other healthcare providers routinely give discounts to some customers?
Why do the uninsured typically pay the highest prices?
Why would a hospital usually get a better price for a drug than an insurance company?
Why does the VA get such low prices?
Suppose a law was enacted that required drug manufacturers to give state Medicaid agencies the same price they negotiated with the VA. How would Medicaid and VA prices change?
Should Medicare adopt the VA formulary?
Assignment 3: Two-page paper
Due Date: 11/19/2016
Case Study: (Will be provided)
Consumer protection is strongly regulated in business through the consumer protection agency and other government regulations. In healthcare, government regulations also serve multiple purposes with regard to consumers (or patients) in protecting their interest or as a means of educating the public. At one point, everyone may have difficulty making health care decisions or may not know when to seek care. Practice-based, holistic, and experimental medicine is made available to patients, however, even scientific data may fall short to prove what decisions may be best for you or your family. Providers may offer incentives, recommendations, referrals, or other information to assist with those decisions, nonetheless the burden falls on the patient. What may be best for one may not be best for another. Consumers as patients also tend to ignore good and bad advice when unable to distinguish between the two. This activity will explore consumer inexperience (aka. ignorance), and how market outcomes using data can assist in the decisions consumers will ultimately need to make at some point in their lifetime.
Begin by reading Case Study 17.3 [PDF file, 306KB] in your Lee textbook.
Then, compose a two-page case study report following APA format, which includes a title and reference page. You must cite and reference the Lee textbook locate and include at least two additional scholarly resources from the readings or from your own research in the Library.
In your case study composition, include evidence on how one can be influenced by market outcomes and encompass the answers to the following questions into your paper in a narrative format (Q & A format is not acceptable):
What evidence can you find that report cards have improved quality?
By what mechanisms could report cards improve reported market outcomes?
Does the scarcity of scientific evidence on effectiveness of report cards matter?
Could publication of performance data be advantageous to hospitals or physicians?
How do report cards address information asymmetries?
Would reducing information asymmetries guarantee better markets?
Does it matter whether governments or private organizations produce report cards?
Why are a few patient switches enough to influence market outcomes?
Ethics of Health Care
Assignment 1: Part 1 of 2 of Final Project (700 word paper)
Due Date: 11/5/2016
Part A – Case Analysis Q1 due at the end of Module 3
Part A consists of one mini-case study analysis question, which is based on topics we have discussed in early modules of the course. For this question, you will analyze the scenario using the template provided with the case. Rather than simply stating an opinion, you must include scholarly sources to support your discussion. You are welcome to use your textbook and any materials found throughout the course; researching additional sources is allowed but not required. To assist your reflection, each question lists the reading that pertains to the topic.
Your project should include a title page (project title, your name, class, date and instructor’s name), APA formatted inline citations as appropriate and a bibliography for any references used. You may list your references for each question at the end of the individual responses. Please double-space your response, which should be approximately between 500-700 words. A template to develop your project is provided in the case study. The question you will be answering is:
Q1: Paternalism v.s. Autonomy – Dax Cowart
Assignment 2: Part 2 of 2 of Final Project (700 word paper)
Due Date: 11/26/2016
Part B – Case Analyses Q2, Q3, Q4 due at the end of Module 7
Part B consists of three mini-case study analysis questions, which are based on topics we have discussed in later modules of the course. For each question, you will analyze the scenario using the template provided with the case. Rather than simply stating an opinion, you must include scholarly sources to support your discussion. You are welcome to use your textbook and any materials used throughout the course; researching additional sources is allowed but not required. To assist your reflection, each question lists the reading that pertains to the topic.
Your project should include a title page (project title, your name, class, date and instructor’s name), APA formatted inline citations as appropriate and a bibliography for any references used. You may list your references for each question at the end of the individual responses. Please double-space your responses, which should be approximately between 500-700 words. A template to develop your project is provided in each case study. A common template is used for Questions 1, 2 and 4. A modified template is provided in Q3 to respond to that case study.
The questions you will be answering are:
Q2: Confidentiality, Disclosure and Livid Lovebirds
Q3: Morally Wrong or Ethically Challenging?
Q4: The Emily Dilemma – Abortion
Due Date: 11/12/2016
Introduction to the Midterm Case Analysis:
This mid-term project is worth 20% of your final grade and provides an opportunity for you to learn how to develop elements of a case analysis, such as identifying relevant medical facts and legal influences, stakeholder positions and motivations, policy considerations, legal issues and ethical considerations. The objective is to assist you in recognizing the various components contributing to and influencing an ethical dilemma arising in healthcare. Upon the completion of the activity, you should have enhanced insight into analyzing medical ethical dilemmas that may arise in your own professional or private lives. The reading for the assignment contains the information you will need to complete the assignment. While you are welcome to use other sources, it is not necessary.
Assignment Reference Materials:
Preston, T. & Kelly, M. (2006). A medical ethics assessment of the case of Terri Schiavo. Death Studies. 30(2), 121-133. Retrieved on October 13, 2010 from Academic Search Premier database.
Cyranoski, D. (2012). The mind reader. Nature, 456, 178-180.
Fins, J. ,. (2009). Brain injury: the vegetative and minimally conscious states. Garrison, NY: The Hastings Center, Bioethics Briefing Book. Retrieved from http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Publications/BriefingBook/Detail.aspx?id=2166
Mathes, M. (2005). Terri Schiavo and end-of-life decisions: Can law help us out? MEDSURG Nursing. 41(3), 200-202. Retrieved on October 13, 2010 from Academic Search Premier database.
Perry, J., Chruchill, L. R. & Kirshner, H.S. et al. (2005). The Terri Schiavo case: Legal, ethical, and medical perspectives. Annals of Internal Medicine. 143(10), 744-748. Retrieved on October 13, 2010 from Academic Search Premier database.
Ditto, P. (2006). What would Terri want? On the psychological challenges of surrogate decision making. Death Studies. 30(2), 135-148. Retrieved on October 13, 2010 from Academic Search Premier database.
Read the Assignment Reference Materials provided for this activity.
Complete the linked question/response template [DOCX file size 30.0 KB]. Your responses to each question should be, on average, 3-4 paragraphs in length and double-spaced.
Support all statements, elevating them from opinion to informed opinion. Also, remember to define all key terms used (i.e. Bioethics principles, moral theories, PVS, AN&H, etc.).
Format your case analysis using APA writing style, including a Title Page, Conclusion, inline citations, where appropriate and a Bibliography (even though the references have already been provided to you).
Mid-Term Project: Template for the Terri Schiavo Case Analysis
Briefly outline the relevant medical facts contributing to Ms. Schiavo’s condition
Provide a brief summary of the legal history specific to Ms. Schiavo’s case. Include a discussion of the major past cases which influenced the issues in the case, focusing primarily on an individual’s right to refuse medical care.
Based on your readings and discussions in Module 4, discuss some of the legal considerations of relevance in Ms. Schiavo’s case.
Discuss the contextual motivations potentially influencing the following stakeholders (those directly or indirectly affected by the case), and the ethical or moral justifications for their positions: Ms. Schiavo’s parents, her husband, the Governor of Florida as a representative of a state’s interest, taxpayers and the disabled community.
Based on what you have learned so far in this course, state your ethical position relative to the issue–what would you do? Remember to justify your position.
Discuss at least one of the health policy considerations that are present in this case.
In developing your response, keep in mind that public policy seeks to protect and benefit the welfare, safety and interests of society while balancing the rights of individuals. Health policy considerations are issues that can and/or should be discussed, and changed in order to avoid scenarios such as what happened with Terri Schiavo.
Briefly discuss what you have learned from your exploration of the Terri Schiavo case. Has the case influenced your view of advanced directives? Presuming you have not already, are you now considering completing your own advance directives? Why or Why Not?