With the shortage of first responders and non-profit groups (like the Red Cross and Salvation Army) to meet major disasters like Hurricanes Katrina & Laura and North LA historic flooding in 2015 & 2016, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, some have once again asked “is there a need for some form of “LA or TX state first responder/volunteer organization service” ? Do you feel Louisiana should initiate a limited public service policy that 18-24 years old men and woman should serve in the police reserves, volunteer fire departments or a non-profit group like the “Cajun Navy” for at least two years? Would granting free college tuition for the time served in these volunteer non-paid first and second responder organizations help?
Identify and discuss the biggest threats and challenges to the world today. What mechanisms (if any) are in place to address these issues? 500 WORDS
Oftentimes people choose their political parties based on their backgrounds, their family preferences, or because someone told them what fit them best. However, we are all individuals, with individual preferences which are all valid and valuable. An interesting has been developed in order to assist individuals in determining the political parties and candidates that most align with their own beliefs and values. Follow the link below and answer the questions .
a 200 word
-Who did you side with the most (you may state that you prefer not to say)?
– What percentage did you side with them?
– Did this result surprise you? Why or why not?
You do not have to include cited references for this activity.
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Using the feasibility study outlined in the Daniels and Dickson (1990) article as a model, and including a minimum of six other scholarly sources, create a 12- to 15-page feasibility study that includes the following headings and supporting information:
Evaluating Feasibility The concept of a feasibility study is central to viability, the “worth to the effort” ratio, and return on investment (ROI). What needs to be taken into consideration to create a feasibility study (e.g., human resources, community needs, and technological advances, federal and state regulatory issues)? Within this section, you will research and design an economical health care service that is responsive to a given market. This research stems from understanding your target population and present need in health services. Furthermore, as you have seen from the Daniels and Dickson (1990) article, you must appraise your human resources, capital investment, and how your effort will yield a return on investment from a facilities perspective as well as the tangible greater good of providing healthcare to a community.
Strategic Effect Analyze the role of public policy with regard to your project. What policies and processes should be in place to create an effective program? How will you measure the effectiveness of your program and your provision of health care services? Develop a microeconomic model that is responsive to the specific health care service demands of your target population. For example, the current trend of the medical home model, which allows for the coordination of care, allows for better communication among service providers as well as convenience for patients. Is the population a market priority? How does your program serve a need for your target population?
Market Analysis Within this section you will identify the population demographics, who your competitors are, and whether or not a real need for the services you are proposing exists in the community. As you examine the demographic and population needs using Census data and other reliable sources, you must also consider what competitors, if any, exist in the present climate. This requires an evaluation of the present socioeconomic and cultural trends influencing how people make decisions in health care. In addition, in this analysis you will need to compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives among health care’s organization models. This comparison requires an understanding of past challenges and incentives that other organizations have implemented.
Financial Analysis This section includes the revenue, expenses, and net income. Compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives by finding and describing multiple sources of public and private funding (e.g., grants, donations, awards, special projects) for this project. Include a reference list for your funding sources that is formatted in APA as outlined in the Writing Center. Next, identify the funding constraints for each source. Include limitations of monies awarded, timing issues, fitting the needs of the funding sources, difficulties of connecting with private funders, etc. Finally, specify the internal ramifications of moving forward using SWOT analysis. What are the fixed and variable costs associated with your project? What are the annual maintenance and operation costs? Elaborate on how you arrived at your sensitivity analysis conclusions.
Operations Performance This section examines the incremental effect of how your proposed service will impact all aspects of health services. This portion of the study explores how the statistical data you have researched affects the proposed service in terms of efficiency and value. This can be difficult to measure initially. However, through incremental and ongoing evaluation of operations, you can begin to see what constitutes the best performance in this instance and how it serves the target population. In this section, you will further illustrate the incentives and challenges faced by a health organization and communicate the relevance of economics within the U.S. health care system as it pertains to your proposed services.
Inpatient If your proposed study has an inpatient component, this section will analyze on volume of patients, types of payers, and how utilization rates impact your proposed study. In addition, you will further explain how your new inpatient service will add value for patients and improve the financial viability of the institution. This section will require you to use both qualitative and quantitative data to justify the plan. Hospitals operate in terms of how many beds are occupied relative to how many are empty. Most CEOs want to see that a unit is running at near full capacity and that volume is increasing year to year. Analyze how your proposal will meet these demands by explaining the data you have collected and predicting potential financial outcomes. Finally, evaluate and explain how value-based care will impact your ability to maintain margins within this newly proposed service.
Outpatient If your proposed study has an outpatient component, examine how admissions, revenue, and workflow of staff will improve the efficiency of your proposed service. Analyze how your outpatient service will add value for patients and improve the financial viability of the institution. Justify your plan with appropriate data. As stated in the inpatient section, the content here applies much the same way. However, the caveat for outpatient services lies in the ambulatory setting. This aspect should be most interesting under conditions created by the Affordable Care Act. The new paradigm shift will be toward more preventative, primary, and outpatient care settings to reduce the numbers of patients being admitted to hospitals. Please explain how your proposal takes these conditions into consideration. In this section, you will further compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives among health care’s organization models in an outpatient setting. You will also further augment your design in an economic framework that is responsive to your market.
Outlook This section examines future implications of your proposed services and how they will impact the future health outcomes of the community and financial health of the services being provided. Analyze economic theories that are germane to the provision of your proposed health services. What adjustments might you need to make in terms of what the “unintended consequences” may be? For example, Baylor Hospital in Houston proposed and spent 250 million to create a brand new hospital that currently stands empty because it was built during the U.S. economic downturn, the loan was no longer able to finance the construction, and the initial examination of its necessity did not play out as expected. Provide conclusions and implications of how your feasibility study fits within the larger context of the system of services currently being provided. How do they work with one another within the larger health care system?
Finally, evaluate how your study will respond to market and design models that impact the community based on current regulatory and market needs.
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It is suggested that you review the recommended articles to glean any helpful information. Imagine that you run a nursing home facility in your area. Analyze and comment on the role public policy has in the economic aspect of running this type of health services center. Compare and contrast the economic challenges and incentives this type of health care model presents. What are some of the ways in which you could inform or signal potential consumers that your nursing home is of high quality? Evaluate the social-cultural issues that influence the consumers of this type of health service. Which of your proposed methods are most apt to be reliable signals that significantly communicate to consumers so they are able to make more informed decisions?
Daniels, E. B., & Dickson, T.C. (1990). Assessing the feasibility, Performance of geriatric clinics. Healthcare Financial Management, 44(2), 30-34. Retrieved from the ProQuest database
This article will be utilized as reference in conjunction with your feasibility study assignments.
Korda, H., & Eldridge, G. N. (2011). Payment incentives and integrated care delivery: Levers for health system reform and cost containment. Inquiry 48(4), 277-287. doi:10.5034/inquiryjrnl_48.04.01
This article reviews evidence about integrated care delivery, payment methods, and financial incentives to improve value in health care purchasing. It also addresses how these approaches can be used to advance health system change.
Rice, T. (1997). Physician payment policies: Impacts and implications. Annual Review of Public Health, 18(1), 549. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
This article reviews recent changes in physician payment policies, examines evidence on their impacts, and discusses their implications for researchers and policy makers. It also develops a conceptual framework to help explore the economic incentives inherent in different physician payment schemes
Based on the history of various war crimes and other atrocities, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of an international court that prosecutes crimes on an international scale. Should crimes rising to the level of a war crime be prosecuted by courts in the nation-state most impacted by the crime? 500 WORDS
It is suggested that you review the recommended articles to glean any helpful information. To begin you initial post, research one of the health profession licensing agencies in CALIFORNIA. Analyze and comment on the role this professional licensing group plays in the creation of policy within the profession as well as the impact those policies potentially have on the economics of health services. Then, specifically look at the composition of the licensing agency’s board of directors. Describe the present composition of the board membership. Evaluate the social-cultural issues that might influence health economics in your state based on the diversity of the board in question. Is the present composition a fair representation of the community the board is supposed to serve? What, if any, consumer representation exists on the board? Compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives among health care’s organizational models such as the licensing agency you have selected.
Block, D. (2013). Disruptive innovation: Contributing to a value-based health care system. Physician Executive, 39(5), 46-52. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
The article discusses how hospitals can use disruptive innovation to improve health care quality, safety and outcomes by reducing the costs of healthcare delivery. The author says health care delivery in the United States is at least 20 years behind the development of other industries in the country.
Ellis, R. P., & McGuire, T. G. (1993). Supply-side and demand-side cost sharing in health care. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 7(4), 135-151. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
This article focuses on the supply side and demand side of cost sharing in health care. Ellis & McQuire (1993, p.137) states that ”economists and others concerned with health care policy have debated the meaning of “demand” in health care. After all, as Arrow (1963) emphasized early on, the relationship between patients and their physicians (and other health care providers) involves agency, information, trust, and professionalism. A key unresolved issue in health policy is the magnitude of this provider-induced demand, and how it is determined.”
Heroman, W. M., Davis, C. B., & Farmer, J. L. (2012). Demand forecasting and capacity management in primary care. Physician Executive, 38(1), 30-34. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
The article examines how a practical approach to demand forecasting and capacity management helps primary care clinics run smoothly and efficiently. The authors state that a demand forecast determines the gap relative to the capacity of the practice to provide health care which can affect all the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) principles.
Imagine that you own a pharmacy in your area. One of your competitors launches a “We will not be undersold” campaign, which promises consumers 150 % of any difference between its prices and the advertised prices of other pharmacies. Evaluate the social issues in your community as well as the economic culture that is influencing this type of pricing competition. Develop and describe a microeconomic model that is responsive to the service demands of your market. Based on your conclusions, how would you react to this situation and with what business strategy would you approach this? How might you apply game theory to the creation of your strategy?
Levaggi, L., & Levaggi, R. (2010). Strategic costs and preferences revelation in the allocation of resources for health care. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 10(3), 239-256. doi:http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1007/s10754-010-9079-x. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
This article examines the resources allocation process in the internal market for health care in an environment characterized by asymmetry of information. We analyze the strategic behavior of the provider and show how, by misreporting its cost function and reservation utility, it might shift the allocation of resources away from the purchaser’s objectives (Levaggi & Levaggi, 2010).
Westhoff, W. W., Cohen, C. F., Cooper, E., Corvin, J., & McDermott, R. J. (2012). Cooperation or competition: Does game theory have relevance for public health? American Journal of Health Education, 43(3), 175-183. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.
we use game theory to understand decisions to cooperate or to compete in the delivery of public health services. Health care is a quasi-public good that is often associated with altruistic behavior, yet it operates in an increasingly competitive environment. With mounting health care regulation and changes in privatization, altruistic arguments give way to more competitive rationales for market decisions (Westhoff, Cohen, et al. 2012).
What are the key elements of diplomacy? Briefly explain how diplomacy has been or can be used to address issues such as terrorism, arms limitations, and ethnic conflicts. 600 WORDS