This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Hsm 410 Health Care Policy Essay

615 words - 3 pages

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)
...view middle of the document...

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)

Alzheimer’s Association. (2015) HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act. Retrieved from:
Alzheimer’s Impact Movement. (2015) Retrieved from:
Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 1386 — 112th Congress: Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education for Alzheimer’s Act. Retrieved from:
H. R. 1507-113th Congress (2013-2014): Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education for Alzheimer’s Act. Retrieved from:
H.R. 1559-114th Congress (2015-2016): Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act. Retrieved from:
Kirkland,P.M. (2015, April 17). Bill would provide critical care planning for Alzheimer’s patients. Kirland News. Retrieved from:
Leonard, K. (2015, March 24) Most Alzheimer’s Patients Not Told About Their Diagnosis. U.S. News Retrieved from:
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:,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:,cookie,ip,uid&db=bwh&AN=201503251326PR.NEWS.USPR.DC64367&site=eds-live

Other Papers Like HSM-410 Health Care Policy

The Role of Government in Policy Making

914 words - 4 pages , in some cases the judiciary can impose a remedy. The legislature system shapes public policy by passing laws, and approving budgets. The Maryland Department of Human Resources is the state's social services provider. The Maryland Department of Human Resources consists of the following programs: Foster Care/Adoption, Child Protective Services, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Child Support, Medical Assistance, Health Assistance, and

Concept Map Essay

1755 words - 8 pages ACID-BASE DISORDERS MADE SO EASY EVEN A CAVEMAN CAN DO IT Lorraine R Franzi, MS/HSM, RD, LDN, CNSD Nutrition Support Specialist University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA I. LEARNING OBJECTIVES The clinician after participating in the roundtable will be able to: 1) Indicate whether the pH level indicates acidosis or alkalosis. 2) State whether the cause of the pH imbalance is respiratory or metabolic. 3) Identify if there

Goals and Objectives

765 words - 4 pages trying to give assistance to Americans that are in need of help in order for them to be healthy and successful in life. According to The United States Department of Health and Human Service, “We fulfill that mission every day by providing millions of children, families, and seniors with access to high-quality health care, by helping people find jobs and parents find affordable child care, by keeping the food on Americans’ shelves safe and

Hsm 543 Health Service Finance

865 words - 4 pages Operating Revenue: Accounts Receivable Crisis HSM 543 Health Service Finance I have conducted several evaluations into our current issues of improving the financial well-being of our hospital. I have several ideas that would create positive revenue and decrease quality assurance issues. I have a few considerations on how we could improve and reinforce our current accounts receivables issues. It will take the assistance from many of the

Hsm 315 Healthcare

712 words - 3 pages Week 1 – The Concepts of Market Justice and Social Justice James R. Freehahn HSM 315 The American Healthcare System Instructor Dr. Cheryl Chance, PhD. February 27, 2015 The Concepts of Market Justice and Social Justice Introduction In this paper, I will describe the concepts of market justice and social justice, explain how the two principles complement each other and in what way they conflict in delivery of health care in the United

Law Profile

1573 words - 7 pages healthcare, secure client information, and empower clients to monitor their own personal data. HIPAA also has provisions to optimize the processes of the health insurance industry. Simply put HIPAA is the law of the land when it comes to information relating to the health of individuals. HIPAA and its influence on human care Healthcare professionals today can enter, access, and update patient information essentially instantaneously. This is in

Healthcare Reform

1711 words - 7 pages The Need for Health Care Reform HCA 410 Professor Henry O’Lawrence December 8, 2011 The Need For Health Care Reform Health care system is now faced with many problems such as high cost of insurance, high cost of medical services, significant numbers of people lack any form of healthcare insurance, and many more people are underinsured. Heath care is not affordable and easy to obtain anymore. With the rising of health care cost, reforms

Week 5 Case Study: Investment Potential in the Healthcare

1177 words - 5 pages Week 5 Case Study HSM 544 Healthcare Industry The American health care industry is one of the nation's largest and most profitable industries (Healthcare, 2011). The American healthcare industry "has consistently increased its share of GDP from only 7.2% in 1970 to more than 16.0% in 2008" and that figure is still growing (Van Horn, 2010). It is also one of the few American industries that is expected to grow in the next few decades. In fact

Little Falls Hospital Risk Management Week 6 You Decide

1578 words - 7 pages You Decide Week 6 Little Falls Hospital Risk Management HSM 542 Health Rights and Responsibilities Purpose A risk management plan is created so as to support Little Falls Hospitals mission and vision statements as it pertains to the clinical risk of the hospital, patients, visitors, volunteers, and employee safety, and any possible operational, business, and property risks. Culture Principles The Patient Safety and Risk

Personal Leadership

797 words - 4 pages HSM Personal Leadership Plan Hsm/230 01/15/2011 The type of organization or agency, I will be pursuing in my career choice, will either be in Mental Health as a Substance Abuse counselor, a Rehabilitation Center, and/or ultimately getting my MFT to do Marriage, Family Therapy specializing in substance abuse. In the mean time, I will pursue working in the Administration field of Human Services. So, in all areas that I have chosen for my

Little Falls Hospital Risk Management, Week You Decide

815 words - 4 pages keeping Lydia alive to be withdrawn. The Health Care Proxy Law of New York states that Harry Bevins has the “legal right to make decisions on behalf of his wife, since he is her legal guardian and surrogate decision maker.” (Health Care Proxy, 2001). Mr. Bevins states that his decision is made because, he and his wife had discussed this prior to the accident and what she would want to happen. There is an advanced directive: however, Mr. Bevins

Related Essays

Hsm 541 American Hospital Association; Advocacy Issues. Rural Health Care

2079 words - 9 pages Written Assignment Week 5 American Hospital Association: Advocacy Issues Rural Health Care HSM 541 Health Service Systems Rural communities are faced with a lot of the same health care issues and challenges that confront the rest of the United States. Increasing heath care costs, large numbers of uninsured, underinsured, and an over extended health care infrastructure. There are some different and unique health care issues that face

Organization And Management Of A Health Care Policy

1852 words - 8 pages Organization and Management of a Health Care Policy HSA 515 – Health Care Policy, Law, and Ethics August 13, 2015 With lives in their hands, hospitals have to function very precisely, executing high-quality services every hour of every day. Organizations that have this sort of requirement usually take on a vertical organizational structure that is having many layers of management, with most of the organization’s staff working in very

Health Care Policy Paper

2786 words - 12 pages There has been an issue with the privacy of medical information. Patient’s information was accessible to employers in some cases, and also to people issuing loans to these individuals. Patients reveal intimate details in confidence to their health care providers, which were normally stored in locked file cabinets, and on shelves in medical records department, now records are stored in data files and may be seen by hundreds of strangers in

Application Paper Nextgen Hsm 330

899 words - 4 pages Setting With the implementation of the HIPPA laws, and NextGen assures their clients that every interaction is documented, and client logins only supply access to specific patient information thus keeping a heightened security of protected patient information (Privacy Policy 2015). Works Cited Michelle Rovner. NextGen Healthcare Selected by Norton Sound Health Corp to Enhance Rural Patient Care. (2012). Biomedical Market Newsletter, 211-2