Assignment #1 Cooper Green Hospital and the Community Care Plan Robin Farmer
Dr. Michelle Rose
HAS 599 Health Services Administration Capstone
January 26, 2013
Despite the fact that United States is the most affluent country in the world, a significant portion of its citizens have inadequate access to medical care. The barriers to obtaining health care are numerous; perhaps the most difficult hurdle to overcome is the lack of financial resources to pay for it. But the problem of lack of access to health cares for large segments of the population. The largest barrier to obtaining needed care is the lack of financial means to obtain it. The uninsured the underinsured cannot be stereotyped for they include many people who are employed, the elderly, children, minorities, person with handicaps, pregnant women, and other vulnerable populations. A lack of insurance does not translate in some cases to a lack of access to medical care, but it does have a clear impact upon access of health care. Discuss six unique problems associated with delivering health care to an indigent population. In the United States it has estimated that at least 48 million Americans are under insured or uninsured. Health care is a luxury indigent population cannot afford. Some families are made to choose helter over health care made government assistance is not an option. When a family member becomes sick, the hospital emergency room because a walk-in clinic to treatment minor illnesses, the waiting room is usually overcrowded and this resulted in extensive waiting times to be seen by a health care provider. The changes in the United States heath care system was occurring dramatically and pervasively managed care was altering how providers interacted with patients, funding for care was being restricted and many health care systems were using non physician providers to cut costs.
Rapid changes in the US health care system and funding, Cooper Green Hospital was forced to make changes that had a negative impact on the hospital. It is to provide medical care to the poor and uninsured Cooper Green Hospital was considered one of the safety net providers across the United States. Safety net providers had large Medicaid and indigent care caseloads relative to other providers and were willing to provide services regardless of a person’s ability to pay. They tried to pen a CCP the homes were closed because of vandalism, gang violence, and low enrollment. Providers that provide care to indigent populations do not receive the compensation for services that would in an area where individuals had HMO, PPO, or POS insurance plans. The health managed care systems changed the way physician interact with patients, funding and cost, and malpractice insurance on the rise. Many individuals in the indigent areas will not seek health care until their symptoms have worsened to the point that seeking professional care. In certain areas, some facilities have to compete to provide car and increase revenue within their facility. Cooper Green Hospital was forced to make changes which had a negative impact: the changes of staff layoffs, cutting programs, finding revenue, and lack of resources to invest in capital projects. In addition, the funds are not easily available for upgrades in structure and technology needed to provide the best care lack resources o invest in capital projects as in upgrades and enhancements to the information systems, new medical equipment to improve patient flows.
Concern about the state of the American health care systems has reached a certain point. Health care consistently ranks among top issues that the American public wants policy makers to address, and it increasingly intertwined with growing worries about economic insecurity. Infrastructure: health care depend on highly trained work force (people knowledge); organization: address cost and quality challenges in health care; quality: improve quality of service...
References: Swayne, L.E., Duncan, J., & Ginter, P.M. (2009), Strategic management of healthcare organizations (6th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
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