The Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management(PAHCOM) offers certification as a Certified Medical Manager, and in order to be eligible you must have; three years experience working in a healthcare or medical office and earn 12 college credit hours in heath service or business management. I plan on continuing my education here at Kaplan to acheive my goals and to obtain my certification as a Certified Medial Manager. 6. Are there certain program accreditations required from your educational institution to perform certain jobs in your chosen field? Does Kaplan have that accreditation?
There is an increasing number of managed care organizations’ that are now emphasizing the physicians’ responsibility to oversee and control the patients access to further outside or special care needs. The reason for this is because the managed care organizations feel that hospital care and/or specialty care is too costly, and that only those who absolutely need further care should be the ones who receive it. Some feel that this method of care improves quality by necessity. They just may be right, especially when considering the skyrocketing healthcare costs along with the severe lack of healthcare coverage that is evident in the United States. The term "managed care" is used to describe a variety of techniques intended to reduce the cost of providing health benefits and improve the quality of care (Wikipedia, 2008).
They may never see the same doctor twice. This is very important for many citizens who are paying for these managed care plans. “Managed care arrangements often control patients’ access to medical specialists, thereby restricting patients’ freedom to choose providers, and obtain the medical services they desire.” (Jecker) This can lower the quality of care that an individual with managed health care
Communication Opinion HCS/320 Communication is a very important skill for every human to have, even more important when that communication involves your health. Which is why it is so vital for a physician or any other health care employee to have good and effective communication skills. In order to fully assist a patient the communication between the physician and patient should have a shared understanding. Without this very important tool in the health care field, the industry would do horrible. So in order for personnel in the health care field to have effective communication they have to follow a few basic elements and rules.
(Friedenberg, 2000) Each form of healthcare rationing comes with it’s own effects and consequences, whether they be positive or negative. The degree of the outcome for the patient, negative or positive, will be based upon the regulations put forth by the controlling parties. It is my opinion that if certain forms of rationing are not properly regulated then this country will experience several forms of discrimination, patient endangerment and a gross social injustice. RATIONING BY DELAY Rationing by delay is the process of delaying treatments, procedures, and testing in order to decrease costs. (Friedenberg, 2000) In my opinion rationing by delay, if it is beneficial and does not cause imminent death, is a crucial and appropriate part of cost containment.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down The barrier of communication that results from cultural collusion is one of the most commonly-seen obstructions in providing timely and appropriate medical care for the patients. The cost is doubtless immense not only to the health of the patients themselves but also to the professional ethics of the hospital staff involved if delay or mistreatment occurs due to cultural difference. Therefore, it becomes extremely important to understand the difference between cultures so as to ensure quality medical treatments to all patients and ,in some extreme cases, prevent treatable illnesses from becoming life-threatening ones. The book" The Spirit Catches You and You Fall down " vividly illustrates the difficulties, brought about by cross-cultural misunderstanding, in providing medical treatment to a child from Laos, Lia, who is diagnosed with epilepsy, who, unfortunately, belongs to a religion that asserts epileptic attacks are perceived as evidence of the epileptic's ability to enter and journey momentarily into the spirit realm------hence the title "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down". In chapter 3 of the book, it reveals that Lia began having epileptic seizures when she was about 3 months old.
Pros and Cons of Managed Care PROs | CONs | Managed care is a set of techniques designed to make the providers of health care more accountable for the quality of the health care they delivered. | Premiums for private health insurance are getting costly. | Often negotiate lower rates for basic healthcare procedures with physicians, labs and various types of healthcare facilities. | Members may not be fully satisfied with the care that is given by a primary care physician and would want to consult with another who is not included in the network. | Many health insurance plans operate with the use of a wide range of physicians and specialists who are connected with the insurance provider network.
Introduction. The title of this assignment; ‘The Importance of Infection Control for the Individual, Community and the Workplace’ in itself requires little or no explanation. If infections are not prevented and/or controlled they will spread and as a result the consequences are quite undesirable; people can get very sick indeed and in some cases they may even die. In our workplace, which is a healthcare environment, the importance of infection control is even greater and cannot be understated. We care for patients, be they elderly and weak, sick or both.
Vital signs are a crucial part of caring for a patient in the health care industry as communication is a vital part of being effective in the health care industry. Communication is the key for providers and patients to have the most efficient outcome. Even though people have received quality care from provider for generations, lack of effective communication has made many cases more difficult to ensure the best possible care. The following will entail how effective communication incorporate the basic element of communication, how the basic element of effective communication differ from basic rules of health care communication, how a provider may encourage reluctant consumers candidly, and how may cultural differences influence communication.
Americans do not want to spend their hard earned dollars on programs from which they will not see direct benefits. This phenomenon is where universal health care can play not only an economic role, but also a role in the social trends of the nation. If everyone was part of the same health care policy, a larger sense of community and “certain civic responsibilities” would emerge (Universal Access 3). Harvard’s Law review panel names this idea the “communitarian theory”, or, in other words, the concept that constituents will start to understand that disease and health are issues that affect everyone, even you my fellow representatives (Universal Access 3). This effect will in turn make universal health care not simply a matter of economics, but also a moralizing issue.