The third title of the healthcare ACT also provides for the improvement of the efficiency and quality of healthcare. TheACT recommends the restructuring of the healthcare delivery system to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the methods employed and especially to the beneficiaries of the MEDICAID and MEDICARE programs. New models of care
would be made and driven by the research to analyze its effectiveness based on the research outcomes. This would result in different approaches to treatment and care of the clients. The payments of the healthcare institutions will be linked to the quality of their performance on high-cost diseases such as pneumonia, surgical and cardiac care (Huntington, & et al. 2011).The fourth title of the affordable care act seeks to prevent chronic diseases. Interagency prevention coordination will beinitiated to create a national prevention strategy and policies that ensure that health of the citizens is promoted. The private public partnership will ensure efficient utilization of resources. These initiatives aim at promoting health eating and living awareness campaigns and outreach to ensure healthy living of the citizens and prevent diseases across the entire nation. It also entails increasing access to preventive care services. Act authorize eligibility to access a variety of new programs that are related to the preventive services and care.Title five of the act aims at improving the quality of healthcare professionals to encourage innovations in the recruitment, retention, and training of the professionals. The Act establish a workforce commission that will help to improve the supply of the healthcare workforce. The
provisions also aimed at analyzing the health care workforce needs in the country and so as to realign those needs with thetraining of the human resource to meet them. The provisions of the act also propose the need for increasing the supply of healthcare professionals. The Act introduce new requirements to offer the public with the necessary health information to help combat fraud and other forms of abuse to private and public programs. The ACT also requires for the availing information about the ownership of nursing facilitiesunder MEDICAID and Medicare programs (Gable, 2011).The sixth subtitle requires improvement in program integrity and transparency. The bill creates new requirements where the hospitals are required to avail adequate information to the public to ensure that they combat any fraud on public funds. This chapter also provides for increased staff training to facilitate abuse prevention and alsoadd dementia management. This chapter also introduces other requirements and procedures for screening CHIPP, MEDICAID and MEDICARE providers. Such providers will be subjected to a set of new requirements including disclosure of previous and current affiliations with other supplier institutions whose integrity in participating in the Medicare program has been questionable. These include institutions which have uncollected debt or whose payments has been put on suspension dude to different underlying issues. The Affordable care Act also prohibits continued
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