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It has been established that the Right to Health Care is not a guaranteed right

It has been established that the Right to Health Care is not a guaranteed right in American law. Despite this, there have been many legal enactments that have incrementally moved in that direction without expressly granting it. publish a (single-spaced) position statement on whether the right to health care should be guaranteed in the United States. Be sure to include some discussion of ethics behind your position, including a discussion of ethical principles, you must support your position with reputable and reliable sources; this is not an opinion piece.

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Select two methods of reimbursement to providers.

Select two methods of reimbursement to providers. Describe it and explain where and how it may be used?
For your assignment, use one-inch margins, single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font and do not exceed two pages. Please be sure to list references on a concluding page, separate from the text of the reflective writing piece. 3 to 4 references.
BOOK USED : Nowicki, (2018). Introduction to the Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations, 7th Edition ISBN 978-1-56793-904-0

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Describe your overall opinion as a new Surgical Technologist, about fire risk.

The responsibility of the Surgical Technologist is to keep the patient from being harmed regarding fire safety.  This includes a variety of technologies that could be sources of ignition. The Surgical Technologist must understand the correlation of these risks with fire hazards, for prevention to be effective.
This research paper will include
A description of how light sources for endoscopy, ESU for cautery, and lasers are all sources of ignition.
Safety protocols that are mandatory in the operating room as set forth by the
Joint Commission, OSHA, CDC, AORN, AST, and each individual facility’s policies
Detail what part of these protocols is the direct responsibility of the Surgical Technologist.
An example could be the necessary clear and direct communication with all team members.
Please list all that you discover and explain your rationale as to why this is a direct responsibility.
Lastly, describe your overall opinion as a new Surgical Technologist, about fire risk.
Does this make sense to you, or is it still a bit unclear?
Does this seem overwhelming to you? If so, how can you mitigate this? What can you do to help you feel less overwhelmed?

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A description of how light sources for endoscopy, ESU for cautery, and lasers are all sources of ignition.

The responsibility of the Surgical Technologist is to keep the patient from being harmed regarding fire safety.  This includes a variety of technologies that could be sources of ignition. The Surgical Technologist must understand the correlation of these risks with fire hazards, for prevention to be effective.
This research paper will include
A description of how light sources for endoscopy, ESU for cautery, and lasers are all sources of ignition.
Safety protocols that are mandatory in the operating room as set forth by the
Joint Commission, OSHA, CDC, AORN, AST, and each individual facility’s policies
Detail what part of these protocols is the direct responsibility of the Surgical Technologist.
An example could be the necessary clear and direct communication with all team members.
Please list all that you discover and explain your rationale as to why this is a direct responsibility.
Lastly, describe your overall opinion as a new Surgical Technologist, about fire risk.
Does this make sense to you, or is it still a bit unclear?
Does this seem overwhelming to you? If so, how can you mitigate this? What can you do to help you feel less overwhelmed?

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What are challenges to ensuring healthcare equity for the elderly?

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, our nation is faced with issues surrounding long-term-care solutions. Many are unaware of how financing happens for this and are surprised at not only the cost, but the lack of coverage that exists. Our culture has shifted such that keeping our elderly at home is no longer a typical practice. Add to this the advancement of medical technology and care, many are living into advanced years but are not capable of living on their own. This is a health policy issue that is not yet solved and will continue to be a challenge until it is adequately addressed.
Case Assignment
After reviewing the background materials and doing additional research, draft a paper that discusses the challenges of long-term care. Be sure that your paper addresses the following:
Provide a thorough explanation of what entails long-term care.
What are the current mechanisms for paying for long-term care? Explain how they are or are not adequate.
What are financial and social differences of aging in place versus in a nursing home or other facility?
What are challenges to ensuring healthcare equity for the elderly?
Provide policy recommendations on how to best meet the long-term-care needs of an aging population and also ensure equitable care for them.

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Examine the feasibility of a single-payer health care system becoming policy.

After reviewing the policy brief by the Urban Institute on the pros and cons of a single-payer system, assess the challenges that would face the U.S. in implementing such a system. Examine the feasibility of a single-payer health care system becoming policy. Be sure to support your comments with reliable sources and do not hesitate to look at comparative examples from other countries.

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Describe the method of improvement that you will utilize in your course project.

For your course project, you will be creating a healthcare quality improvement initiative in which you will describe the issue at the outset, the setting, the problem to be solved, the parties affected, and the importance of addressing the issue. You will recommend a concise implementation plan and describe in detail how you plan to evaluate if your implementation was successful.
The first step to completing your course project is to select a healthcare organization that releases public-facing data. In Module Three, you selected an organization and identified a publicly available set of data. For this assignment, you will need to choose an area that needs to be improved, a way to improve it, and a framework to utilize in your quality improvement initiative. You may change your selection of the initiative or the framework in your final project submission, which is due in Module Nine. This assignment helps you focus on this aspect of the final project and also maps to the second learning objective of this module.
Prompt
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Selection of area of improvement: Describe an area of improvement related to your previously selected healthcare organization and its public-facing data that you will utilize for your course project.
Selection of method of improvement: Describe the method of improvement that you will utilize in your course project.
Selection of framework to use in improvement initiative: Identify which of the four problem-solving frameworks (tracers, root cause analyses [RCA], failure mode effect analysis [FMEA] studies, or plan-do-study-act [PDSA]) you will utilize for your course project by applying it to your improvement initiative.
Discuss your selections: Discuss why you selected the area of improvement, method of improvement, and framework.
Report sections: Describe the report sections you will include in your course project to describe your healthcare quality improvement initiative in a compelling and informative way.
Throughout your paper, provide specific evidence from at least two scholarly sources.
Guidelines for Submission
Submit this assignment as a 1-page Microsoft Word document. You should cite at least two sources. Sources should be cited according to APA style. You must also include an APA-style title page. Use 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. If you need writing support, you can access the Online Writing Center through the Academic Support module of your course.

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Describe the role of the problem-solving framework in the research

In previous weeks, we have discussed problem-solving frameworks and applied them to theoretical problems. In this discussion, you are going to analyze their use in research and see their actual application in different healthcare settings. For your first post, you will need to select one of the research reports on a quality initiative in your required resources that uses root-cause analysis (RCA), failure mode effect analysis (FMEA), or plan-do-study-act (PDSA). If you prefer, you can also choose a different research report that uses one of those three problem-solving frameworks.
In your initial post, address the following:
Outline the steps of the problem-solving framework used in the research report you chose.
What was the identified problem in your chosen research report?
Why was the problem-solving framework selected?
What team members were involved in the different steps of the problem-solving framework?
Describe the role of the problem-solving framework in the research and the conclusion of the research.
Discuss the framework selection in the research.
Did you agree with the selection? Why or why not?

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Discuss the kinds of influence stakeholders and interest groups can have on health policies.

Competencies
In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competencies:
Assess how stakeholders and interest groups influence decision making
Assess how stakeholders influence health law, policies, and financial practices
Overview
Imagine that you are a legislative consultant hired to assess the influence of stakeholders and interest groups on the health policy issue you chose in your Project Two Preparation assignment from Module Three. Your supervisor has asked that you present your assessment findings to the senior leadership of your organization to inform their decisions on how best to approach their intended organization-wide position statement regarding this issue.
Directions
Create a PowerPoint presentation summarizing your assessment findings and recommendations on your chosen health policy issue. You will need to provide a written transcript of your presentation; if you choose, you may also record voiceover narration to go with your PowerPoint presentation. Use the work you completed in your Module Three and Module Seven Project Two Preparation assignments, ensuring you have implemented all feedback for these assignments from your instructor, to help you complete this presentation.
You must cite at least five sources to support your claims. For additional help with completing this assignment, refer to the Shapiro Library Guide: Nursing – Graduate item in the Start Here module. You may also use the Online Writing Center, located in the Academic Support module.
Specifically, you must include the following:
Introduction
Health Policy Issue: Describe your chosen health policy issue in a clear, concise manner. Consider the following guiding question in your response:
How might this health policy issue be explained to someone who has never heard of it before?
Key Stakeholders and Interest Groups: Identify key stakeholders impacted by your chosen issue, as well as any interest groups that may also be affected. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
Who are the people and/or groups who will be primarily affected by this issue, either positively or negatively?
How might vulnerable populations and underserved areas be affected by this issue?
Influence on Decision Making
Stakeholder Needs: Summarize the needs of key stakeholders and interest groups with respect to your chosen issue. Do not include financially related needs. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
What nonfinancial needs of the people and/or groups affected by the issue need to be considered, particularly for those in vulnerable populations or underserved areas?
Why is it important to consider these needs when making decisions regarding this issue?
Health Policy Influence: Discuss the kinds of influence stakeholders and interest groups can have on health policies. Do not include any financially related influences. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
Which stakeholders have significant or obvious nonfinancial influences on health policies?
Which stakeholders have subtle or covert nonfinancial influences on health policies?
Why is it important to be aware of these influences when making decisions related to health policies for this issue?
Benefits and Disadvantages: Explain which stakeholders and/or interest groups might benefit or be disadvantaged by your chosen issue. Do not include any financially related benefits and disadvantages. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
How might stakeholders and/or interest groups benefit from this issue?
How might stakeholders and/or interest groups be disadvantaged by this issue?
How might those in vulnerable populations or underserved areas be benefited or disadvantaged by this issue, not including financial benefits or disadvantages?
Value Conflict Analysis: Analyze the potential value conflicts between different stakeholders and/or interest groups relating to your chosen issue. Do not include any financially related value conflicts. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
What nonfinancial value conflicts might patients have with respect to this issue?
What nonfinancial value conflicts might healthcare providers have with respect to this issue?
What nonfinancial value conflicts might insurance companies have with respect to this issue?
What nonfinancial value conflicts might other stakeholders have with respect to this issue?
Why is it important to understand these value conflicts when making decisions related to health policy?
General Decision Making: Explain the overall impact stakeholders and interest groups can have on decision making regarding your chosen issue. Do not include any financially related impacts. Consider the following guiding question in your response:
Why is it important to consider nonfinancial stakeholder and/or interest group impacts when it comes to making health policy decisions, particularly relating to this issue?
Influence on Financial Practices
Stakeholder Needs: Summarize the financial needs of key stakeholders and interest groups with respect to your chosen issue. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
What financial needs for the people and/or groups affected by the issue need to be considered, particularly for those in vulnerable populations or underserved areas?
Why is it important to consider these needs when making decisions regarding this issue?
Financial Influence: Analyze how stakeholders and interest groups influence current financial practices regarding your chosen issue. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
Which stakeholders have significant or obvious financial influences on health policies?
Which stakeholders have subtle or covert financial influences on health policies?
Why is it important to be aware of these influences when making decisions related to health policies for this issue?
Benefits and Disadvantages: Explain which stakeholders and/or interest groups might financially benefit or be disadvantaged by your chosen issue. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
How might stakeholders and/or interest groups benefit from this issue?
How might stakeholders and/or interest groups be disadvantaged by this issue?
How might those in vulnerable populations or underserved areas be financially benefited or disadvantaged by this issue?
Competing Value Conflicts: Describe how competing financial value conflicts between stakeholders could be addressed with respect to your chosen issue. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
What financial value conflicts might patients have with respect to this issue?
What financial value conflicts might healthcare providers have with respect to this issue?
What financial value conflicts might insurance companies have with respect to this issue?
What financial value conflicts might other stakeholders have with respect to this issue?
Why is it important to understand these value conflicts when making decisions related to health policy?
How might the competition between these financial value conflicts affect both stakeholders’ influence on the issue and how stakeholders are impacted by the issue itself?
Financial Decision Making: Explain the financial impact stakeholders and interest groups can have on decision making regarding your chosen issue. Consider the following guiding question in your response:
Why is it important to consider financial stakeholder and/or interest group impacts when it comes to making health policy decisions, particularly relating to this issue?
Recommendation
Position Statement: Recommend a strategic approach to decision making for your chosen health policy issue based on your assessment findings. Consider the following guiding questions in your response:
Based on your findings, would you suggest the organization move forward with pursuing changes to their current policies?
If so, how might they be able to move forward with these changes?
If not, what other strategies or recommendations would you make instead, given the information you currently have available?
What to Submit
To complete this project, you must submit the following:
Assessment Findings Presentation
Submit your presentation slide deck (or MP4 file with the slide deck and audio if you choose to include voiceover narration). Your submission should be a 12- to 15-slide PowerPoint presentation (including the title and reference slides) and should be no longer than 15 minutes long. Sources should be cited according to APA style.
Please Use the paper attached and other documents to complete powerpoint.

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Is the VBC a panacea?

The Value Based Care reimbursement model sounds great with it’s professed goal of higher care quality levels, lower costs, and a healthy claims reimbursement. Please view the video below using the link.
Value Based Care

Are there any concerns with the model? Evaluate if the VBC works as described and answer the questions below.
Is the VBC a panacea? Does it work? Why?
Are there any negative impacts to the patients?
What are realistic expectations for Value Based Care in terms of patient care? Why?
Why has it not been implemented everywhere?
What is needed to improve it?
Need specifics.