HC 491 week 7 prepare for Final

Community at their highest possible level of

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community at their highest possible level of functioning for their individual happiness and their collective  benefit; the ideal goal is to have good health and full functioning. Excellence in acute care; is a branch of secondary care where a patient receives active but short term  treatment for a severe injury, heart attacks, surgeries and they may need to be hospitalized.  The  mission is to improve the health of every day by providing individualized patient centered care in a  environment that promotes excellent care. Community Health Mission prerequisites are :  On p. 293 of the textbook it lists the following: 1. clear definitions of services and terminology. 2. A summary of the needs assessment, available throught the Web and promoted through a  collaborative network, including local media. 3. Efforts to reach specialized customer stakeholder interests segmented by age, gender, disease risks,  and expressed interest. 4. Efforts to reach provider stakeholders with reliable information about demand, need, existing  programs, and proposed programs. 10. The well-run HCO strives for compensation that treats similar positions equitably and that is  competitive with similar employment elsewhere. Why? Are there important counter arguments?  What are the alternative compensation criteria? In order to retain high quality staff members, the HCO must offer an incentive package that is comparable to what  is offered by other HCO’s.  If the HCO cannot meet or exceed the industry standard, physicians will go work  somewhere with better compensation packages. That said, compensation packages can be tricky because  physicians should be rewarded for quality of care rather than the quantity (the number of patients they see, or  procedures they conduct). When physicians are compensated for quantity, it reduces the integrity of the  organization. Some types of compensation may shift the focus to  quantity over quality  which may ultimately lead to 
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lesser quality of patient care .  Recent models move to pay compensation for “high quality of care and prudent  stewardship of resources.”  *All recent compensation approaches require risk pools  where panels of participating  physicians can be paid collectively with incentives for quality, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction.  These  achievements are preferable to simply seeing a large amount of patients. (206-207). Note: Explicit payment for increasing the profit of the HCO is illegal.  Many states have laws that regulate physician  incentive compensation (207).
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