This course addresses the changes in health care and their implications for advanced practice nursing. The impact of health care policy, managed care, as well as concepts related to financial responsibility within the health care delivery systems will be examined.
Describe regulatory bodies that affect quality of care in health care.
Explain the peer review process for the advanced practice nurses.
Challenges in Delivery of Care
Describe the disparities in health care.
Describe the barriers to health care access.
Political Influence in Health Care
Analyze political strategies influencing health care.
Explain the regulatory process of how a bill becomes law.
Identify state and national legislative processes.
Financing of Health Care
Explain various modes of reimbursement for services rendered.
Compare and contrast socialized medicine versus current health care delivery in the United States.
Effects of Health Policy
Explain how health policy can impact advanced practice nursing.
Describe ways to become a health care policy change agent.
Analyze the effect the media has on health care policy making.
Challenges in Delivery of Care, Continued
Analyze modes of health care delivery.
Identify resources to promote and support the needs of vulnerable populations.
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