CRA500 Module 4 - SLP ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATION, REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEMS, AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Discuss the many problems your selected health care organization faces in becoming an ACO. Discuss how your selected organization is responding to these problems. Be sure to discuss any barriers and changes in terms of payment structure and quality improvement activities required to be an ACO as it relates to the health care organization you selected. SLP Assignment Expectations You will be assessed on your understanding of your selected organization`s problems or challenges of becoming an ACO. You will be evaluated on your ability to discuss how your organization is addressing the challenges of providing care under the auspices of an ACO. 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 --------
MODULE 4 – SLP: Accountable Care Organization, Reimbursement Systems, and Affordable Care Act Name Course: CRA500 Module 4 – SLP- Health Care Delivery Systems Instructor Date Challenges in becoming an ACO Even as Kaiser Permanente seeks to deliver value as an ACO, there are barriers and challenges to achieving this. The current payment incentives do not necessarily cover all the required costs where there are concerns among payers on the market power of the ACOs. Kaiser Permanente has major operations in Northern California, and the organization provides fixed salaries without focusing on the clinical productivity indicated by the volume of service provided to determine compensation (Strandberg-Larsen, 2010). The goal of integrating more players in the ACO is to lower costs and improve the quality of care. For Kaiser Permanente, the physicians who are interested in research are likely to avoid the network if they do not get extra compensation for this. Kaiser Permanente has managed to improve operations and expand beyond Calif...