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HCS 455 ENTIRE COURSE

HCS 455 Week 1 Key Components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
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Write˙a 525-word paper that identifies˙and describes at least 8 key components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare. It may help to think about the following bullet points when determining what to identify and describe for your paper.

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Type of individuals who will seek coverage
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The benefits and drawbacks of the PPACA
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The services covered or not covered under PPACA
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Tax subsidies individuals may receive
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Impact on the Medicaid and Medicare programs
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Format˙your paper according to APA guidelines.

Click˙the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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HCS 455 Week 2 Historical Perspective: Medicare and Medicaid
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Imagine˙you are employed by the local government and you have been assigned to work with a team to educate the health care consumers in your community about Medicare or Medicaid. You and your team have been tasked with creating a multimedia tool that will be made available at any local government office with this information.

Choose˙from the following:

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Presentation
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Brochure
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Video/documentary
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Another medium approved by your instructor
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Address˙these points in your assignment:

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Discuss the health and societal issues that had an impact on the development of the Medicare/Medicaid health care policy.
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What was the objective to be accomplished in forming a policy of Medicare/Medicaid?
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Identify the various stakeholders involved in the creation of this policy.
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Focus on a level of government (federal, state, or local) and the role and function it had in the process of implementing the policy.
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Format˙your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Click˙the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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HCS 455 Week 2 Policy Process Proposal
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Policies are constantly reviewed and considered to help improve the federal, state, or local health care systems. Each one has the potential to affect each of us on a daily basis, so careful consideration must be given when policies are proposed. It is important to understand the process of how a topic eventually becomes a policy.

Choose˙a health care topic for which a policy might be created. Be sure to look ahead and choose a policy topic that will be suitable for both parts of this assignment, due in Weeks Three, Four, and Five.˙Your topic should be rather narrow.˙For example, ?women?s health? would be too broad, but a policy to encourage women to get mammograms would be narrow enough to apply the policy creation concepts discussed later in the class.

Submit˙a 350-word proposal for your chosen policy that explains your initial thoughts.

Obtain˙faculty approval for the policy that you have selected and on which you will complete your assignment for Weeks Three, Four, and Five.

Format˙your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Click˙the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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HCS 455 Week 3 Current Policy Part I: Health Care Reform Matrix
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Complete˙the Health Care Reform Matrix.

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Health Care Reform Matrix

With your learning team,˙complete˙the Health Care Reform matrix below. Listed in this matrix are some of the topics addressed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). You are required to describe the issue in your own words, and list 2 to 3 points about each topic under each heading in the matrix.˙Cite˙your sources according to APA guidelines.

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Describe the Issue
Key Concerns Regarding the Issue
How Was this Issue Addressed Prior to PPACA Implementation?
To What Extent Has This Issues Been Addressed by the PPACA?
Patient Bill of Rights
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Medical Loss Ratio
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State-Based Health Insurance Exchange
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Federally Facilitated Insurance Exchange
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Consumer Assistance Programs
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Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan
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Annual Limits
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Coverage for Young People
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Grandfathered Plans
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Prevention
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Review of Insurance Plans
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Student Health Plans
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Self-Funded, Non-Federal Government Plans
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Medicaid Expansion
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HCS 455 Week 3 The Policy Process: Formulation, Legislation and Implementation
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Policies are constantly reviewed and considered to help improve the federal, state, or local health care systems. Each one has the potential to affect each of us on a daily basis, so careful consideration must be given when policies are proposed. It is important to understand the process of how a topic eventually becomes a policy.

Using your approved topic from Week Two,˙write˙a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on the complete process of how your chosen topic becomes a policy. In your paper, include the following information:

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State the objective of the policy.
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Define the formulation stage.˙

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Explain the process to formulate your policy and the involvement of stakeholders.
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Define the legislative stage.˙

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Explain the legislative body?s approval process needed to gain support (i.e., funding) for the policy and how stakeholders influence legislators? decisions.
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Define the implementation stage.˙

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Identify the accountable parties and their roles in the various implementation stages of your policy.
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Cite˙a minimum of 5 references.

Format˙your paper according to APA guidelines.

Click˙the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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HCS 455 Week 4 Current Policy Part II: Topic Selection
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is the most recent and relevant example of health care reform enacted by the United States government and arguably the most comprehensive policy of health care reform since the enactment of Medicare in the 1960s.

As a team,˙choose˙one topic that the PPACA addresses from the list below (these were the topics listed on the Health Care Reform Matrix in Week Three). This will become the focus of your Week Five learning team assignment.

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Patient Bill of Rights
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Medical loss ratio
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State-based health insurance exchange
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Federally facilitated insurance exchange
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Consumer assistance programs
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Pre-existing condition insurance plan
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Annual limits
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Coverage for young people
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Grandfathered plans
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Prevention
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Review of insurance plans
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Student health plans
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Self-funded non-federal governmental plans
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Medicaid expansion
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Write˙a 175-word summary of your chosen topic.

References: A minimun two are required

Click˙the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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HCS 455 Week 4 The Policy Process: Evaluation, Analysis, and Revision
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Using your chosen topic from Week Two,˙write˙a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on your topic becoming a policy. In your paper, include the following:

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Define the evaluation stage.˙

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Describe the ethical considerations within the evaluation stage.
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Explain the evaluation process that would be used to determine if your stated policy objective(s) could be met.
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Define the analysis stage.˙

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Explain what factors could prevent your policy objective(s) from being implemented.
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Explain what factors you feel could contribute to your policy meeting its objective(s).
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Define the revision stage.˙

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Explain potential revisions to the policy resulting from factors identified in the analysis stage.
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Explain the impact of court rulings on the analysis and revision stages.
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Cite˙a minimum of 2 references.

Format˙your paper according to APA guidelines.

Click˙the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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HCS 455 Week 5 Current Policy Part III: Final Multimedia Presentation
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As a learning team,˙create˙a 12- to 15-slide presentation on the topic that you decided on as a team in Week Four. This presentation will require a deeper examination of your chosen topic as it is an emerging issue/trend in today?s health care industry.

Include˙the following in your presentation:

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Identify and describe the topic of consideration.
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Identify and discuss the emerging issues and trends surrounding the reasons the topic was included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
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How does the PPACA policy address this topic?
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Describe areas of opportunity involved with this topic.
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Describe challenges that might be found in implementing it across the nation.
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Include˙detailed speaker notes as part of your presentation.

Cite˙a minimum of 4 references.

Format˙your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Click˙the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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HCS 455 Week 5 Legislator Handout
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Resource: Policy Process Proposal assignment from Week Two

Imagine˙you feel it is important to meet with your legislator to obtain his/her support on your policy so it can be presented for approval. Your legislator has little time and needs a brief, concise overview of what the policy entails and why he/she should support its passage.

Create˙an informational tool that you will hand to a legislator about the pros of your selected policy to convey a recommended course of legislative action to change a public policy that contributes to the greater good of health care.

Some examples of such tools might include:

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One-pager memorandum or letter
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Flyer
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Brochure
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Flowchart
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Graph
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Be sure to keep the following in mind:

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You are convincing your legislator of the validity and necessity of your policy proposal.
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When you are providing your legislator with your information tool, be aware of the impact that special interest groups and other politics will have on the legislator?s decision. These factors will have an impact on the way your proposal is received by the legislator.
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Consider the relationship of government to the creation of policy and describe how your legislator?s support will help the creation of the policy for which you are lobbying in your resource.
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Use˙appropriate references so your legislator may understand why he/she should support the potential policy.

Cite˙your sources.

Format˙your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Click˙the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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