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Hsm 410 Health Care Policy Essay

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Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act
Debra Cramer
HSM-410 Health Care Policy
July 19, 2015
Mary Black
DeVry University

The Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act will help people who are battling Alzheimer’s have increased access to diagnosis and care planning services which can lead to better outcomes for themselves, their families and caregivers(AIM,2015). This Act also requires documentation in the person’s primary medical record. This paper will cover how HOPE will improve benefits already in place through Medicare for Alzheimer’s patients.
I) What is Alzheimer’s
A. Percentage of diagnosis not relayed by doctors (Leonard, 2015)
II) Changes and how they will help people facing Alzheimer’s.
A. Important changes
a. Timely diagnosis
b. Importance of Care Planning (PR, N. 2015, March 25).
c. Education (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015)
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The absence of a formal or early diagnosis will deprive patients of services and treatments that would help by improving symptoms, prolonging independence and reducing caregiver stress. (H.R. 1386)

References
Alzheimer’s Association. (2015) HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act. Retrieved from: http://act.alz.org/site/PageNavigator/Advocacy_PublicPolicy/HOPEforAlzheimersAct.html
Alzheimer’s Impact Movement. (2015) Retrieved from: http://alzimpact.org/hope/
Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 1386 — 112th Congress: Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education for Alzheimer’s Act. Retrieved from: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr1386
H. R. 1507-113th Congress (2013-2014): Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education for Alzheimer’s Act. Retrieved from: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/1507
H.R. 1559-114th Congress (2015-2016): Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act. Retrieved from: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1559
Kirkland,P.M. (2015, April 17). Bill would provide critical care planning for Alzheimer’s patients. Kirland News. Retrieved from: http://www.kirklandreporter.com/news/300000601.html
Leonard, K. (2015, March 24) Most Alzheimer’s Patients Not Told About Their Diagnosis. U.S. News Retrieved from: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/03/24/most-alzheimers-patients-not-told-about-their-diagnosis
PR, N. (2015, March 25). B. Smith, Entrepreneur Living With Alzheimer's, Addresses Senate Aging Committee Hearing On Need To Invest In Alzheimer's Research. PR Newswire US. Retrieved from: http://proxy.devry.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=url,cookie,ip,uid&db=pwh&AN=201503251741PR.NEWS.USPR.DC64739&site=eds-live
PR, N. (2015, March 25). Hope for Alzheimer's Act Introduced to Improve Coverage and Access to Critical Care Planning. PR Newswire US. Retrieved from: http://proxy.devry.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=url,cookie,ip,uid&db=bwh&AN=201503251326PR.NEWS.USPR.DC64367&site=eds-live

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