administration, and certifications for all medical staff. The governmental agencies protect patients from inadequate health care and fraud associated with the mishandling of personal information and must obey all regulations and rules as stipulated to continue to receive the appropriate funding such as Medicare or Medicaid for their patients. Non-governmental agencies are not part of the government and can be set up by citizens but funded by the government, private persons, foundations, or businesses that want to be involved or run primarily by volunteers. Non-governmental agencies impact health care by providing the best care and treatment and by adhering to their mission statements. Some non-governmental organizations are charitable while others are tax exempt because they are community organizations. Both government and non-government regulatory agencies, without prior consent, must reveal safeguarded medical information to the health authorities authorized to prevent or control disease(s), injury, or disability. The reports can include but not limited to births, deaths, investigations, interventions or diseases that may or can bring potential harm to the public ("U.S. Department of Health & Human Services", n.d.). Non-governmental agencies are the ones that are concerned about the community, the people and how they are cared for medically.
Evaluate the impact of legislative policy on resource allocation in the health care industry. Resource allocation is a concern when it comes to the medical and health care field. The concern is that delivering care to low cost, uninsured, and working poor individuals is an increasing demand and not many resources to offset the imbalance of monies required. Physicians and health care providers all want to provide patients with the best care possible, but they also have to be paid for their services as well. If there is not a policy set up to determine how to dispense health care resources, then the facility or physician has to take on the task of making decisions about patients and finances. According to "Crowe" (2010) "Health care providers find themselves in a position to make decisions awarding or denying resources and services to patients at the point of care. These are allocation decisions that limit the type and amount of health care a patient receives regardless of what the patient wants, needs, or even deserves and should be considered carefully taking into account the implications for ethical decision making" (Allocation of Health care Resources at the Point of Care). Medicaid is a governmental insurance coverage provided by the state dependent upon following set rules and qualifications. The government has stated that if an individual goes into a medical facility to receive the care they show a card and can be checked or evaluated by the doctor at that time. The
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- Fall '15
- Allocation of Health care Resources