Discuss the changes made in the control mechanisms (external and internal) in order to control the management, financing, and quality in the long-term care systems

Assignment 1.

 

Challenges in Long-Term Care

 

Your instructor will assign you a research article relating to the current challenges in the long-term care continuum and their impact on the current long-term care industry. Read the assigned research paper and research the South University Online Library and the Internet to learn more about the topic. After you have completed your review, create a 1- to 2-page synopsis in a Microsoft Word document addressing the main challenges discussed in the paper. Be sure to incorporate the following:

 

  • Introduction and background of the research paper
  • Stakeholders interested in the study
  • Challenges in the long-term care continuum
  • Impact of the challenges on the long-term care system (specifically on staffing, funding, and regulation)
  • Recommendations to address the challenges

 

Support your responses with examples.

 

Cite any sources in APA format.

 

Submission Details

 

 

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Provided introduction and background of the research paper.

10

Identified stakeholders interested in the study.

5

Analyzed the challenges in the long-term care continuum.

10

Described the impact of the challenges on the long-term care system.

10

Recommended solutions to address the challenges.

10

Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.

5

Total:

50

 

Assignment 2.

 

Course Project: Long-Term Care Facilities I

 

Choose two long-term care facilities—one from nursing facilities, assisted living, or subacute care and another from adult day care, home health care, or hospice care—on which you would want to base your research work. Research the South University Online Library and the Internet to read about your chosen long-term care facilities.

 

Assume you are responsible for the management and administration of the two facilities. You have to orient the newly appointed manager by providing an overview on managing long-term care. You also need to discuss the programs of the two facilities. From this perspective and based on your research about the facilities, prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation of 10–15 slides including the following:

 

  • What are the various multidisciplinary departments (teams) included in your facilities?
  • Who comprise the target population being served by the various programs provided by your chosen facilities?
  • What are the major staffing and human resource issues faced by your chosen facilities?
  • What are the significant trends in long-term care likely to impact the operation of the various programs provided by your chosen facilities, and what is your plan of action to overcome them?
  • What are the various forms of cooperation and integration existing in your chosen facilities? Discuss the nature of management, financing, and quality issues related to integration and cooperation in the facilities?

 

Support your responses with examples.

 

Use the Notes section of the slides to provide additional information.

 

Cite any sources in APA format.

 

Submission Details

 

Name your presentation SU_HSC3010_W3_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.ppt.

 

 

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Described the various multidisciplinary departments included in your facilities.

20

Described the target population being served by the various programs provided by your chosen facilities.

20

Described the major staffing and human resource issues faced by your chosen facilities.

30

Discussed significant trends in long-term care likely to impact the operation of the various programs provided by your chosen facilities.

30

Described the plan of action to overcome the impact of trends on the operation of the various programs.

20

Described the various forms of cooperation and integration existing in your chosen facilities.

20

Discussed the nature of management, financing, and quality issues related to integration and cooperation in the facilities.

20

Written components.

40

Total:

200

 

 

 

Assignment 3.

 

Assignment 2: Dropbox Assignment

 

Long-Term Care Reimbursement

 

The federal and state governments are the largest payers of health care services in the United States. The largest federal programs are the Medicare and Medicaid services.

 

Using the information from the textbooks, lectures, and Internet resources, provide a brief summary of Medicare and Medicaid services in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document. To get up-to-date information on the programs, review the information shared on the following websites :

 

 

In your summary, include the following points:

 

  • An overview of the different Medicare and Medicaid services
  • The population covered under Medicare and Medicaid services
  • The services of long-term care covered under Medicare and Medicaid, including the restrictions placed on them

 

Support your responses with examples.

 

Cite any sources in APA format.

 

Submission Details

 

Name your document SU_HSC3010_W4_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

 

 

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Described different Medicaid and Medicare services.

15

Identified the population covered under Medicare and Medicaid.

10

Identified the services of long-term care covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

10

Analyzed and justified the restrictions implied on the long-term care services to be covered under Medicare and Medicaid.

10

Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.

5

Total:

50

 

 

 

Assignment 4.

 

Course Project: Long-Term Care Facilities II

 

Working on the same two facilities that you identified in W3 Assignment 2, prepare an 8- to 10-page report in a Microsoft Word document including the following:

 

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the administration in each department of your chosen facilities.
  • Identify and list the sources of financing available to consumers for the various programs provided by your chosen facilities. Identify the key public and private sources of reimbursement available. Also discuss the role played by managed care and its impact on long-term care reimbursement.
  • Describe the various government and private resources available that assist in developing and maintaining quality improvement programs in your chosen facilities. Describe the ways in which quality and cost are controlled in your chosen facilities. Also discuss the ethical aspect of access to care in the facilities, including rationing.

 

Based on your observations and learning from the two facilities, discuss the changes brought in the long-term care system to make it reach full status as a competition-driven system. You may include the following points in your discussion:

 

  • Discuss the changes made in the control mechanisms (external and internal) in order to control the management, financing, and quality in the long-term care systems.
  • Discuss the changes taking place in long-term care reimbursement system in order to provide better reimbursement options both to consumers and providers.
  • Discuss the changes made in the efforts of providers to accommodate changing magnitude of the day-to-day needs of long-term care consumers.

 

Support your responses with examples.

 

Cite any sources in APA format.

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