Health Law and Regulations Paper - Running head HEALTH LAW AND REGULATIONS PAPER Health Law and Regulations Paper Jennifer Mitchell HCS 545 August 3

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Running head: HEALTH LAW AND REGULATIONS PAPER 1 Health Law and Regulations Paper Jennifer Mitchell HCS 545 August 3, 2015 Linda Hagler-Reid
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HEALTH LAW AND REGULATIONS PAPER 2 Health Law and Regulations Paper Health care regulatory agencies have to monitor health care organizations, facilities, as well as practitioners. Regulatory agencies must also promote safety that ensures legal compliance within the health care industry. The state, Federal, and local regulatory agencies are the main establishers of the health care industry rules and regulations. These agencies are mandated to oversee the proper operations of the health care organizations. There are also many private agencies, such as those that can provide accreditation to facilities; these agencies only have voluntary participation within the organization. These private agencies are considered just as important as the mandatory overseers because they can provide certifications and rankings based on the quality of care that the patients receive while at the facility. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the responsibility to oversee the drugs, medical devices, vaccinations, and also establishes the rules for testing clinical trials and approval of medical treatments. The Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) works with the health care providers to ensure that quality, cost-effective, efficient care is being provided to the elderly, disabled, and low income patients. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes and monitors the safety regulations as it pertains to the employees and workers. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the newest law in America for health care reform. There are many rules and regulations as it pertains to this new health care act. The ACA is a very complex piece of legislation in the attempt to reform the health care system. New benefits, tax breaks, funding, and education have been reformed due to this health care reform law. All Americans that has health insurance will gain the benefit of the new rights and protection that will ensure their proper medical treatment when they are in need. This ACA law has been spread equally to all of those that are insured in the effort to end health care discrimination
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HEALTH LAW AND REGULATIONS PAPER 3 (obamacarefacts.com). The analyses of the ACA success are to reduce the number of uninsured Americans. The Medicaid provisions of the law are likely to prove to be as important as its private insurance-market programs (Hamel & Collins, 2014).
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