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Discuss what federal laws govern health care policy. Cite at least three laws. How do these laws regulate to managing health care?

Required Books
Teitelbaum, J. B., & Wilensky, S. E. (2009). Essential readings in health policy and law. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishing. ISBN: 9780763738518.
Teitelbaum, J. B., & Wilensky, S. E. (2013). Essentials of health policy and law (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 9781449653309.

 Unit 1 Assignment $25 (DUE ASAP)
Health Care Policy Know-How and Self-Development
Resources
• Health Care Policy Know-How and Self-Development Scoring Guide.
• iGuide: ePortfolio.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
• Lifelong Leadership Inventory Overview
This is an individual assignment.
The intent of this course is to prepare future health care managers for the complex nature of the ever-evolving United States health care industry. To advance your knowledge of innovative practices in health care, you will examine health policy initiatives from different perspectives. Many of these policies will help frame your opinion of health care delivery, which in turn may impact your career path.
In this introductory assignment, you are required to examine your current professional and personal goals and identify areas where you feel you need professional growth. If you have not already reviewed your Lifelong Leadership Inventory (LLI) assessment from DHA8002 as directed in the studies in this unit, do so at this time. Using your LLI assessment, identify competency areas that you need to work on. Create a 10-year timeline outlining personal and professional development goals. What changes do you anticipate that may affect your achievement of these goals, and how will you act before and after you tackle these changes? How will you align professional growth and personal career goals with the direction of your organization? Your paper should be 3–4 pages long. Cite all resources using proper APA sixth edition guidelines.

 Unit 1 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE ASAP)
Policy and Law in Health Care and Public Health
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss what federal laws govern health care policy. Cite at least three laws. How do these laws regulate to managing health care? Remember to use citations and references as appropriate. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 1 Discussion 2 $10 (DUE ASAP)
Managed Care Process
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Reflect on the readings in this unit to discuss how the managed care process is responsible for ensuring quality of care from a HMO and PPO delivery system. Evaluate how the HMO ensured scheduled patients were seen and how unscheduled patients were seen and not left without care. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 2 Assignment 1 $25 (DUE ASAP)
Legality and Medical Negligence
Resources
• Legality and Medical Negligence Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
This is an individual assignment.
After reading Goitein’s 1996 article, “The Girl Who Died Twice: Every Patient’s Nightmare: The Libby Zion Case and the Hidden Hazards of Hospitals,” research the Libby Zion case and discuss the legality and medical negligence of a medical resident providing services to patients. Discuss the changes in policy that followed the incident involving Libby Zion.
Your paper should be 3–5 pages long. Cite all resources using APA sixth edition guidelines.
 Unit 2 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE ASAP)
Public Policy-Making Structure and Process
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss the three major policy structures and processes in health care. How do these processes improve quality of care? Remember to use citations and references as appropriate. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.

 Unit 2 Discussion 2 $10 (DUE ASAP)
The Health Bureaucracy
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Consider the federal government’s many changes in health care from state to federal level. Discuss how the bureaucratic process has hurt or improved health care reform. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 3 Assignment 1 $25 (DUE 10/27/15)
Location Selection and Research
Resources
• Location Selection and Research Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
• Teamwork Guidelines
This is a team assignment. For this component, identify a metropolitan hospital on which you will base your project. Describe the following:
• Name of the hospital.
• Primary care provided.
• Size of hospital—employees, average number of patients, et cetera.
• Stakeholder in the health care process.
In addition, identify at least 3–5 preliminary sources of information to conduct your research (that is Census Bureau, Department of Labor).
Each learner should individually turn in a copy of the results from the group.

 Unit 3 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE 10/29/15)
The Role of Law
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss how HIPAA and privacy laws have changed health care. Discuss how these laws differ from each other and the applicability for ensuring health care delivery. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.

Unit 3 Discussion 2 $10 (DUE 10/29/15)
Key Features of the Legal System
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss the key legal features that govern the health care system. Compare and contrast the two legal features at the federal and state levels. Remember to use citations and references as appropriate. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 4 Assignment 1 $25 (DUE 11/3/15)
The Uninsured
Resources
• The Uninsured Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
This is an individual assignment.
After reviewing Reading 27, “An Analysis of Leading Congressional Health Care Bills, 2005-2007: Part 1, Insurance Coverage,” in the Essential Readings in Health Policy and Law text, write a 3–5-page paper answering the following:
Analyze how the uninsured are provided care and the impact and cost of not having insurance on patients, providers, and society as a whole. Be sure to preface your paper with a brief history on managed care coverage in the United States.
 Unit 4 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE 11/5/2015)
Health Insurance Coverage
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss the popular health insurance coverage offered in the United States. Consider how affordable these insurance plans are for the non-working adult. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 4 Discussion 2 $10 (DUE 11/5/2015)
Riverbend City Mission
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Riverbend City: Setting Policy Mission.
As you saw in the Riverbend Scenario in the first study of Unit 4, the board seemed to have missed a few things in their preliminary strategy. Discuss some of the mistakes made by the board in their preliminary plan. How could they have come better prepared? Outline some basic steps you think that they should take.
 Unit 5 Assignment 1 $25 (DUE 11/10/15)
Policy Identification
Resources
• Policy Identification Scoring Guide.
• iGuide: ePortfolio.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
• Teamwork Guidelines
This is a team assignment.
The purpose of this component of your group project is to determine how many individuals have medical insurance and how each hospital will manage and treat the uninsured to provide care. The group will factor the following into this plan:
5. State medical care programs for the unemployed, low income families, and homeless.
6. Illegal immigrants.
7. Federal Healthcare Reform Bill.
Identify and provide a preliminary assessment of the health care policies, which affect your hospital’s ability to provide care for the uninsured. Your assessment should be 3–5 pages.
Each learner should individually turn in a copy of the results from the group.
 Unit 5 Assignment 2
Self-Evaluation and Peer Review
Resources
• Self-Evaluation and Peer Review Scoring Guide.
• 360 Degree Peer and Self Evaluation
This is an individual assignment.
Reflect on the synchronous team meetings in this course. Evaluate your own performance as well as each team member’s performance. These evaluations are graded assignments that are important for accountability and for demonstrating personal and professional growth throughout the course.
Using the 360-Degree Peer and Self-Evaluation document under Resources, evaluate your own performance during the synchronous team meeting. In addition, complete this form for each team member. Submit the forms directly to each team member using e-mail. Submit your self-evaluation and all of your peer evaluations in the assignment area.
 Unit 5 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE 11/12/15)
Economics Basics: Supply and Demand
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss supply and demand and their relationship to health care delivery. Does demand make health care affordable today?
Consider the many insurance plans offered in health care. Discuss how the demand and supply of these plans and how these plans are affordable based on this economic principle.
Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.

 Unit 5 Discussion 2 $10 (DUE 11/12/15)
Riverbend City Mission
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Riverbend City: Community Demographics Mission.
Now that the board is collecting information on the surrounding community, what factors are important to consider when conducting an environmental scan? What should one be looking for when determining the quality of demographical data?
 Unit 6 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE 11/18/15)
Medicaid and Medicare
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss the difference between Medicaid and Medicare. What population group in society is eligible for either one? Which one is controlled by the State and Federal governments? Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 6 Discussion 2 $10 (DUE 11/18/15)
State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss SCHIP. How does it work and who is eligible for this program? Which state offers this program and why is it important? Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 7 Assignment 1 $35 (DUE 11/23/15)
Environmental Scanning
Resources
• Environmental Scanning Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
• iGuide: ePortfolio.
This is an individual assignment.
For this project component, individually conduct an environmental scan of the environment in your hospital. For this analysis, include information on the following:
• The demographic information of the surrounding community, including the number of uninsured.
• Other hospitals and health care facilities and the impact of their services on your chosen hospital.
• The regulatory environment at the state and local level.
• Describe key stakeholders in the health care arena of your local area and state, and any national figures who have significant influence in your specific area.
This analysis should be 3–5 pages with proper APA citations.

 Unit 7 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE 11/25/15)
The Difficulty of Reform in the United States
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Consider the passage of health care reform initiative and discuss the reasons why it took so many years for it to make its way through Congress. What are the advantages and disadvantages to having a law that requires everyone to health insurance? How much of a role should the government have in mandating personal responsibility for your health? Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines. Remember to use citations and references as appropriate.
 Unit 7 Discussion 2 $10 (DUE 11/25/15)
Riverbend City Mission
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Riverbend City: Creating a Health Care Strategy Mission.
Consider why intelligent professionals can run into problems when working on a collaborative effort like the one featured in the Riverbend City Scenario. How can a working group anticipate and prepare for these kinds of mistakes? What, if any, mistakes were made by your group? Elaborate on the collaborative process and how it may have created or helped avoid mistakes.
 Unit 8 Assignment 1 $35 (DUE 12/1/2015)
Privacy and Health Care
Resources
• Privacy and Health Care Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
This is an individual assignment.
After reading Reading 32, “Selections for Department of Health and Human Services Regulations on Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information as Required by the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act,” in the Essential Readings in Health Policy and Law text, write a 3–5-page paper answering the following:
Considering the Privacy Rule from the Department of Health and Human Services, what changes, if any, would you make given the ongoing and continuous changes with technology in the field of health care? Please indicate, citing evidence, the potential ramifications of your decision on the effects of the health of your community. How might your stance improve health policy in the long term?
Cite your resources using APA guidelines.

 Unit 8 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE 12/3/15)
Individual Rights and Health Care: A Global Perspective
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss which laws protect individual rights in health care and public health and how these rights are promulgated in health care facilities. Remember to use citations and references as appropriate. Your post should be of at least 250 words in length and follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 9 Assignment 1 $65 DUE (12/8/2015)

Uninsured Care Individual Final Paper
Resources
• Uninsured Care Individual Final Paper Scoring Guide.
• Adobe Connect.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
• iGuide: ePortfolio.
This is an individual assignment. Your paper should include the following:
• Demographic information of your chosen area.
• SWOT analysis.
• Stakeholders and strategy for gaining their commitment.
• Impact of identified policies on community health.
• A strategy to improve the long-term success of health care policies.
• A viable solution to providing care to all people while making the hospital profitable.
• Potential evaluation strategies to ascertain effectiveness.
Your paper should be a minimum of 10–12 pages. All resources must be cited using APA guidelines.
Be sure to review the scoring guide so that you understand how you will be graded on the final paper.

 Unit 9 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE 12/10/15)
Promoting Health Care Quality Through the Standard of Care
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Discuss the quality care process on promoting the standard of care that hospitals must follow. Also, discuss how these standards are maintained based on the health care reform initiative. Remember to use citations and references as appropriate. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 10 Discussion 1 $10 (DUE 12/10/15)
Policy Analysis Overview
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Consider the different polices that govern a health care facility. Discuss how these polices help in maintaining a quality standard of care. Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.
 Unit 10 Discussion 2 $10 (DUE 12/10/15)
Strategic Policy Change
Resources
• Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
• Capella Graduate Online Writing Center: APA Style and Format.
Identify a local or national health policy you would like to change. Develop a strategy to use two or more steps to influence health policy, with each step adapted to the specific audience. Describe how your personal and professional goals identified in the first assignment of Unit 1 would influence your strategic approach. Do you have the current know-how in this policy area or is it something you will have to learn more about? How will you learn more and measure your progress? Your post should be at least 250 words in length and must follow APA sixth edition style and formatting guidelines.


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