What is the significance of the patient’s payer in determining her care?

Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, November 28, 2015.

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Radical Mastectomy

This week, your case for review is about a radical mastectomy. Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about the healthcare insurance, facility, and provider practices involved in the care of patients suffering from radical mastectomy.

Based on your readings and research, answer the following:

  • Discuss the process by which the patient in the case study is referred through the healthcare system from primary care to tertiary care and rehabilitation. What parts of this process works well and what can been improved?
  • What is the significance of the patient’s payer in determining her care?
  • Do you feel that the patient’s referral from primary care to specialty care is handled appropriately? If no, why not?
  • What is the role of Telemedicine in this week’s case study?
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