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Successful efforts in health promotion and palliative care could mean less income for the hospital and its doctors and even reduced employment. How would you justify a hospital’s investment? Identify the stakeholder segments that must be sold on the concept, and propose the best arguments for each. As the Affordable Care Act focuses on reducing costs and improving the quality of care, hospitals must look to new ways to generate revenue and remain financially viable. While successful efforts in health promotion and palliative care could mean less income for the hospital and its physicians as well as possibly reduced employment, it also means new ways to generate revenue. Physicians could refocus their efforts on improving the lives of their patients through prevention and chronic disease management. Since inpatient volumes are expected to continue to decrease over time, focusing on health promotion and palliative care provides the hospital with an additional way to generate revenue on an outpatient basis as well as help meet the stipulations of the ACA requiring improved quality, better
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