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Health Law and Regulations October 13, 2013 Health Care Industry Articles ACA , Affordable Care Act , health care , health care policy , Health Care Reform , health laws and regulations , healthcare , healthcare policy , Obamacare , policy process admin Health Law and Regulations According to Cornell University (n.d.), “health law includes the law of public health, health care generally, and medical care specifically. Preserving public health is a primary duty of the state. Health regulations and laws are therefore almost all administered at the state level” (para. 1). Federal health law focuses on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) where it administers a wide array of programs and agencies. HHS works closely with the state and local government and many found services are provided at the local level. Some of these programs and agencies include the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) Law and Regulations American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). The following paper will explain the role of governmental regulatory agencies and its impact on the health care industry, along with two examples of laws and regulations currently faced by the health care industry, an analysis will include the impact of these laws on the provider, hospital, insurer, and how these laws and regulations effect the community. Explains the role of governmental regulatory agencies and its impact on the health care industry The role of governmental regulatory agencies and its impact on the health care industry supersedes all other industries, when comparing their GDP. There are several different regulator strategies, which are market mechanisms, voluntary and self-regulation, external regulation of self-regulation, and command and control regulation. According to website (2007): The market can regulate quality by defining expectations for quality, selecting based on quality, paying for performance, and otherwise using purchasing power to influence the behavior of hospitals. For example, the Medicare program, the Medicaid program, and large employers are influential market “regulators” to the degree they use their purchasing power to define expectations for quality (para. 5). The voluntary and self-regulation is another regulatory strategy that health care organizations can implement into their practice and daily operations. “Voluntary and self-regulation are the
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traditionally dominant forms of quality regulation in the health care industry. Health care
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