“Some have even lost their jobs and health insurance premiums are becoming more of an issue for this aging population” (Loyn, 2010, Para. 7). This leads to a large amount of the population depending on government insurance programs such as Medicare. Another issue that will be soon affected by the Baby Boomers. “Consider the fact that 28% of the population will no longer be contributing to Medicare via taxes, while at the same time that 28% will be using more of the resources” (Atchison, 2011, Para.
This means they can collect data from patients in an interview for the purpose of deriving a nurse diagnosis. A Registered Nurse is also allowed to teach, administer, supervise, delegate, and evaluate nurse practice within their field. The Registered Nurse Implement Strategies is to provide patient/client participation in health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. They are to provide nursing care without discrimination on diagnosis, age, sex, race, creed, or color. Registered Nurse is to also respect and safeguard the property of patient/client and employer.
According to Glaser (2010), “For many years, healthcare finance executives have had to address management challenges associated with data. Poor-quality coding can lead to missed revenue opportunities. Inadequate registration can result in claims denials. Insufficiently thoughtful expense allocation can hinder the determination of service line financial performance.” The Allergy & Asthma Center of Central Louisiana has experienced the before-mentioned problems. The physician decided to take advantage of current incentives offered by Medicare to help cover the cost of a new EHR.
It was during this time that health care insurance started to become a large aspect of care for people in the United States. Over the past fifty years, health care costs have continued to rise to the point where low and middle income families and the elderly have been unable to get medical treatment. A decentralization of the hospital’s health care system has prompted private companies to enter the health care industry. The 1940’s and 1950’s brought about another change in health care economics when companies started offering their employees’ health care insurance this made health care a gross domestic product, or the market value of care for Americans. Amendments were made to health care insurance during the 1950’s and 1960’s because most people did not work or the elderly were
National Health Care Spending HCS 440 February 9, 2011 Lori Geddes National Health Care Spending Health care spending in the United States is just as crazy as everything else these days. In this paper I will talk about the current level of national health care expenditures and whether the spending is too much or not enough. I will also be discussing where we as a nation should add or even cut spending and why as well as how the health care needs of the general public are paid for such as being financed by the various payers and indicate the percentage of total health care expenditures they represent. Finally, based on my position I will provide a forecast of the future economic needs of the health system, why these needs have
Physicians are now moving into administration and executive physician positions working with hospitals, nursing homes, and drug companies. This type of work often times pays less but requires a reduce in long hours and less medical liabilities. 2. Identify and describe three factors that contribute to the nursing shortage in the United States. There is a shortage of nurse relative to the demand (Williams & Torres, p. 283, 2010).
Several of those issues began in the 1990s when changes in the health care system were implemented. Due to conflicts in funding, hospital staffs were greatly reduced. When facilities required more nurses such as times when there was an unexpected increase in patient admission, instead of hiring additional staff, mandatory overtime was used (Keenan, 2003). At the height of their need, the amount of practicing nurses has declined. With baby boomers reaching retirement age they will need health care services which only increases the demand for nurses.
It is responsible for the writing of the Nurse Practice Act, which governs the scope of practice for all levels of nursing (ANA, 2012). The nurse practice act states exactly what a nurse can do at all different levels of nursing, what type of nurse can practice in what type of setting and what type of education various levels of nursing require. The board imposes these rules and regulations with the intent to protect patients from unsafe nursing (ANA 2012). BRN regulates nurses in a variety of settings and attempts to protect consumers in a variety of ways (ANA, 2012). The regulatory agencies have a multitude of pre licensure programs and many advanced practice programs to oversee which includes educational requirements, scope of practice, issue and renewal of license, issue certificates and verify information on all
Many of them have had their plans cancelled by the insurance company because the plan doesn't meet the essential health benefits. Between three and five million people could possibly lose their company sponsored health care plans. Many businesses will find it more cost-effective to pay the penalty and let their employees purchase their own insurance plans on the exchanges. Increased coverage may actually raise overall health care costs in the short-term. Those who do not purchase insurance, and don't qualify for Medicaid, will be assessed a tax of ninety-five dollars.
“Today, Medicaid is primary provider of health care and long term care for millions Americans” (Rowland & Garfield, 2000).Medicaid is now threatened by the inability to afford the increasing cost, of states programs. It has implied that Medicaid needs to shape up their programs and cut back on spending. Recipients with chronic illnesses and disabilities believe this kind of pressure has made the governor cut needed programs that affect those that are in the program such as pregnant women, children and families. These cuts will have a negative impact on local health care programs. Medicaid has made several steps in the right directions providing care for poor people, but their success has had a number of failures.