WRITE IN YOUR OWN WORDS PLEASE CRA500 Module 4 - Case ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATION, REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS, AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Case Assignment After reviewing all module materials and all required readings, please answer the following questions in your own words: 1 Discuss the effects of the ACO on private physician practices, hospitals, and health insurance organizations. Recognize, interpret, and summarize the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) in terms of access, affordability, and quality. Assignment Expectations You will be assessed on your understanding of the characteristics and goals of an ACO and the ACA. You will be evaluated on your understanding of the effects of the ACO on specific health care providers and the ACA in terms of access, affordability, and quality. Please write your paper in your own words. That is the only way I can evaluate your level of understanding. In order to earn full credit, you must clearly show that you have read the module homepage and all required background materials. You are encouraged to do additional research in addition to the required readings. Proofread your paper to be sure grammar and punctuation are correct, and that each part of the assignment has been answered clearly. Length: 3 pages typed, double spaced. References: At least three references must be included from academic sources (peer-reviewed journal articles). Required reading is included. Quoted materials should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. Materials copied verbatim from external sources must be enclosed in quotation marks. In-text citations are required as well as a list of references at the end of the assignment. (APA format is recommended.) Note: WIKIPEDIA is not an acceptable source of information. Your assignment will not be graded until you have submitted an Originality Report with a Similarity Index (SI) score <20% (excluding direct quotes, quoted assignment instructions, and references). Papers not meeting this requirement by the end of the session will receive a score of 0 (grade of F). Do keep in mind that papers with a lower SI score may be returned for revisions. For example, if one paragraph accounting for only 10% of a paper is cut and pasted, the paper could be returned for revision, despite the low SI score. Please use the report and your SI score as a guide to improve the originality of your work. --- Main Area End --------
Accountable Care Organization, Reimbursement Systems, and Affordable Care Act Name Course: CRA500 MODULE 4 - CASE Instructor Date Background The Accountable Care Organizations emerged after health care reform legislations under President Obama, where the organizations are held accountable for their expenditures and care. The model of ACOs integrates the healthcare providers in a network to improve access to quality and affordable health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the latest federal legal framework outlining provisions to guarantee access to care and increasing insurance coverage to the uninsured (Rosenbaum, 2011). The ACA emphasizes shared responsibilities, among health care providers, employers, individuals to improve the access, affordability, and quality of care. The ACO, private physician practices, hospitals, and health insurance organizations The ACO has affected the private physician practice as hospitals need to identify a primary-care provider that bel...