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The report also shows that most people who lack insurance cover are more likely to forgo their prescription drugs and visiting healthcare facilities. Quality, on the other hand, is the ability to achieve favorable health outcomes. Quality of care is interlinked with access to health and the cost of health. Because of the high cost of healthcare, many people are not able to access care, and therefore the quality of care is compromised ( Mohammed et al., 2016). When a patient lacks insurance cover to pay for their medical care, it often becomes challenging for healthcare providers to provide the quality of care that they may need to produce improved and positive outcomes. Recent Quality Initiatives Many argue that access, cost, and quality cannot be improved simultaneously without one compromising the other. However, healthcare stakeholders, have come up with strategies to transform the rules that guide the way healthcare is access or delivered, thus creating an opportunity for concurrent improvements in quality, access, and cost. Stakeholders have come up with the following strategies and quality initiatives to improve healthcare delivery. To ensure quality in the healthcare system, accountability, and performance measurement, state and federal governments, as well as the private sector, have come up with measures and standards for healthcare provision ( Joel, 2017). The AHQR and the CMS agencies have been tasked to improve health outcomes and quality of care through their external and internal research programs. CMS is a significant purchaser of Medicaid and Medicare, and therefore the agency has been tasked with ensuring that its beneficiaries receive cost-effective and quality healthcare
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ACCESS, COST, AND QUALITY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING 4 services. Secondly, AHQR has come up with research aimed at answering questions about prescription cheaper drugs that can provide improved outcomes. Furthermore, healthcare facilities are implementing healthcare Information Technology to transform the manner through which healthcare is delivered and charged. The industry is currently testing more innovative strategies to make communication better, and the medical system safer and more efficient for people transitioning through the continuum of care ( Joel, 2017). To date, hospital payment methods were based on purchasing products and services.
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