Week 2 – Discussion
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Understanding the Health Care Reform Act
How has the Patient and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “Health Care Reform Act”) reshaped financial arrangements between hospitals, physicians, and other providers with Medicare making a single payment for all care received by a beneficiary from 72 hours before admission to 30 days after discharge from an inpatient facility?
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Invite your peers to think about how the Medicare payments already challenge the healthcare organizations to maintain profitability and how these changes may have an even greater impact.