Module 4: Health Care Finance and Health Care Improvement Textbook/Manuals: Mason, D.

Module 4: Health Care Finance and Health Care Improvement
Textbook/Manuals:
Mason, D. J., Dickson, E., McLemore, M.R., and Perez, G.A. (Eds.). (2020). Policy and politics in nursing and health care (8thed.) Elsevier.
Module Objectives:
Discuss implications of health care financing as they apply to health care delivery. (SLO2, SLO3)
Interpret health care concerns as they relate to quality improvement. (SLO2, SLO3)
Explore the implementation of the ACA and population health. (SLO1, SLO2)
Relate quality and heath care improvement. (SLO 3) 
Read the following chapters:
Mason et al. – Chap. 15: The Changing United States Health Care System  (MO 2)
Mason et al. – Chap. 17: Financing Health Care in the United States  (MO 1)
Mason et al. – Chap. 18: The Affordable Care Act: An Uncertain Future (MO 3) Then select from one of the following:
Mason et al. – Chap. 51: Quality and Safety in Health Care: Policy Issues (MO 2,4)
Mason et al. – Chap 20: Patient Engagement and Public Policy (MO 2,4)
Mason et al. – Chap 21: The Marinated Mind (MO 2,4)
Mason et al. – Chap 31: Advancing New Models of Primary Care (MO 2,4)
Mason et al. – Chap 34: Home Care, Hospice, and Community-Based Care: Evolving Policy (MO 2,4)
Online Topical Readings:  Read and listen to the online lecture material on the following topics.
There are many readings to choose from this week. There are multiple documents or websites in addition to Mason. Please choose where you will read in depth, but I suggest that you give most of the reading at least a summary overview (read the abstract for example, or look at the website main page). Be sure to provide an overview of the “potential repeal” sources.
Nurse Managed Health Centers (MO 4) (Optional – you will need to register for Medscape to view – free)
ACA and AHCA – Breaking It Down – Video   (MO 4)
Overview of ACA (MO 3) To be utilized as for reference source only
Single Payer Implementation (MO 2,4)
OECD Indicators (MO 3)
https://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-aca/index.html (MO 3)
http://nursingworld.org/healthcare reform (MO 2,4) Potential ACA Repeal Relevant Source
https://www.ahrq.gov/ (MO 2) – Explore the website Re: Quality
http://www.ihi.org (MO 4) Re: Quality – Extremely valuable source for information, research and action in health care outcomes improvement – please explore
ACCN Standards for Work Environments (MO 4) Re: Quality 
Online Topical Readings:  Read and listen to the online lecture material on the following topics.
There are many readings to choose from this week. There are multiple documents or websites in addition to Mason. Please choose where you will read in depth, but I suggest that you give most of the reading at least a summary overview (read the abstract for example, or look at the website main page). Be sure to provide an overview of the “potential repeal” sources.
Nurse Managed Health Centers (MO 4) (Optional – you will need to register for Medscape to view – free)
ACA and AHCA – Breaking It Down – Video   (MO 4)
Overview of ACA (MO 3) To be utilized as for reference source only
Single Payer Implementation (MO 2,4)
OECD Indicators (MO 3)
https://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-aca/index.html (MO 3)
http://nursingworld.org/healthcare reform (MO 2,4) Potential ACA Repeal Relevant Source
https://www.ahrq.gov/ (MO 2) – Explore the website Re: Quality
http://www.ihi.org (MO 4) Re: Quality – Extremely valuable source for information, research and action in health care outcomes improvement – please explore
ACCN Standards for Work Environments (MO 4) Re: Quality 
Module 4 Directed Response Discussion Forum
Directed Response Forum for Module 4:
A. Based on your knowledge of social determinants of population health identify the pros and cons of our current health care finance and delivery system. Using the OECD Indicators compare health care expenditures and outcomes between the US and other OECD countries. (two paragraphs) 
B. In response to the postings of your peers and the OECD indicators, discuss potential US policy implications; along with what we can learn from other countries. (two paragraphs)
Must cite the resources outlined in #1. Also incorporate evidence from at least three evidence-base sources outside of the textbook into your discussion. Cite appropriately.
ALL REFERENCES MUST BE APA FORMAT
MUST be supported with THREE references from recent journals (less than 5 years).