Financing plays a significant role in the process and structure of the U.S. health care system. It is impacted by politics, health consumers, reimbursement systems, for-profit industries, and special interest groups. The result is that many different groups work to place their agenda for health care spending and reimbursement in the forefront. This places a burden upon society and contributes to a disjointed system.
How health care is financed shapes the types of services provided, who receives services, and how health care professionals are reimbursed for services.
Select and evaluate one of the financing options/programs that pay for health care in the U.S. Then, address the following:
What are the issues associated with that option?
How does health care financing impact nursing practice?
Course Text: Health Care USA: Understanding Its Organization and Delivery
Sultz, H. A., & Young, K. M. (2014). Health care USA: Understanding its organization and delivery (8th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
ISBN-13: 9780763784584 or ISBN-10: 0763784583
1.) Chapter 8, “Financing Health Care” (Chapter 8 discusses the costs of health care. It identifies major factors that impact costs and different trends that influence spending).
2.) Article-Ewing, M. (2013). The patient-centered Medical home solution to the cost-quality conundrum. Journal of Healthcare Management. 58(4): 258-66.
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