The Affordable Care Act Quality Initiatives

The Affordable Care Act Quality Initiatives – Instructions

 

Overview:

 

Write a 3-page assessment in which you examine the primary quality initiatives developed in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as the goals of the ACA and how they are measured.

 

Competency: Evaluate the role of quality assurance in the improvement of patient outcomes.

    • Describe the quality initiatives developed in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    • Describe the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    • Explain how the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be measured.

 

 

Suggested Resources (not required):

 

    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2015). The national quality strategy (NQS). Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/index.html.
    • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (2014, November 18). Key features of the Affordable Care Act. Retrieved from .
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Office of Inspector General (OIG). (2014). Work plan for fiscal year 2014. Retrieved from .
    • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (2014). Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program basics. Retrieved from .
    • Health Care Compliance Association. (2008). Health Care Compliance Association member survey. Retrieved from .
    • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). (2013). Retrieved from http://www.hcca-info.org/.
    • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). (2014). 5 million lives campaign. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/engage/initiatives/completed/5MillionLivesCampaign/Pages/default.aspx
  • 5 million lives campaign. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2014. .
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). (2014). IHI improvement map. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/ImprovementMap.
    • IHI improvement map. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2014. (Available on www.IHI.org).
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). (2014). Reducing door-to-balloon time for AMI patients. Retrieved from .
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2009). The learning healthcare system workshop summary. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11903.
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). (2009). Appendix 2: HEDIS Roadmap. Retrieved from .
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), & American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). (2011). The health care director’s compliance duties: A continued focus of attention and enforcement. Retrieved from https://oig.hhs.gov/compliance/compliance-guidance/docs/Health_Care_Directors_Compliance_Duties.pdf.
  • S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ). (n.d.). National healthcare quality & disparities report. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/
  • S. Department of Justice: U.S. Attorney’s Office: District of Maryland. (2009). Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center settles false claims act case. Retrieved from http://www.justice.gov/archive/usao/md/news/archive/JohnsHopkinsBayviewMedicalCenterSettlesFalseClaimsActCase.html.
  • S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Office of Inspector General (OIG). (n.d.). Compliance education materials: Compliance 101. Retrieved from http://oig.hhs.gov/compliance/101.
  • S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Office of Inspector General (OIG). (n.d.). Corporate integrity agreement documents. Retrieved from http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/cia/cia_list.asp.
  • S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). (2008). Fact sheet on the National Practitioner Data Bank. Retrieved from .
  • S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). (2014). 2014 Annual report: Additional opportunities to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication and achieve other financial benefits. Retrieved from www.gao.gov/assets/670/662327.pdf.

 

 

 

 

Instructions:

 

Describe and define the primary quality initiatives developed in the ACA. Explain the goals and objectives and determine how they will be measured.

 

Additional Requirements

    • Include a title page and a references page.
    • Include an introductory paragraph and a concluding paragraph.
    • Include a minimum of 3 research resources.
    • Follow APA guidelines for style and formatting.
    • Ensure your finished assessment is 3 pages, excluding the title page and references page.

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