Healthcare Delivery Systems SLP 1

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Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System

The overall goal of the Session Long Project is to examine health
care delivery in the United States from a strategic perspective.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) changed
the landscape of the health care industry. For this assignment, read
the “Three brutal facts that provide strategic direction for health care
delivery systems: Preparing for the end of the health care bubble” by
Nathan Kaufman. Kaufman discusses that the health care industry is
heading for a fall and that organizations need to prepare now by
focusing their strategies on new market realities. After reading the
Kaufman article, write a paper to respond to the following questions.

  1. Why does Kaufman believe the health care bubble is going to burst? Explain whether you agree or disagree with his views.
  2. Discuss what he means by “Physician autonomy and the organized
    medical staff will become less relevant”. Do you believe this will
    improve patient care?
  3. Discuss what a prepared organization is to Kaufman. Do you believe
    this is what it will take to effectively deal with the health care
    bubble? What are some suggestions that you have based upon this article
    and your own research?

SLP Assignment Expectations Length: Length: Submit a 3-page paper. 3 cited sources

Required Reading

Asaria, M., Ali, S., Doran, T., Ferguson, B., Fleetcroft, R.,
Goddard, M., & Cookson, R. (2016). How a universal health system
reduces inequalities: lessons from England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(7), 637-643.

Beitsch, R. (2015). Hospitals oppose site-neutral outpatient pay proposal in Obama’s budget. Inside Washington Publishers’ Inside CMS, 18(5).

Beland, D., Rocco, P., & Waddan, A. (2016). Obamacare wars: Federalism, state politics, and the Affordable Care Act. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. Retrieved from

Galarraga, J. E., & Pines, J. M. (2016). Costs of ED episodes of care in the United States. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 34(3), 357-365.

Harrison, S. (2015). Health care reform may drive higher comp costs. Business Insurance, 49(6), 4-4,22.

Foundation Recovery Network. (2016). The effects of the Affordable
Care Act and outpatient treatment. Accessed from…

Gavil, A. I., & Koslov, T. I. (2016). A flexible health care
workforce requires a flexible regulatory environment: Promoting health
care competition through regulatory reform. Washington Law Review, 91(1), 147-197.

Joynt, K. E., Chan, D. C., Zheng, J., Orav, E. J., & Jha, A. K.
(2015). The impact of Massachusetts health care reform on access,
quality, and costs of care for the already-insured. Health Services Research, 50(2), 599–613

Kaufman, N. S. (2011). Three “brutal facts” that provide strategic
direction for healthcare delivery systems: Preparing for the end of the
healthcare bubble. Journal of Healthcare Management, 56(3), 163-8.

Kennedy, S. (2015, December 1). New health care jobs in Pennsylvania not at hospitals. The Morning Call. Retrieved from…

Mead, R. (2015). The obstacles to health care reform. Policy, 31(3), 12-13.

Merlo, G., Page, K., Ratcliffe, J., Halton, K., & Graves, N.
(2015). Bridging the gap: Exploring the barriers to using economic
evidence in healthcare decision making and strategies for improving
uptake. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 13(3), 303-309.

Outpatient medical procedures save money. (2016). Healthcare Leadership Review, 35(5), 13.

Rich, G. (2015, March 30). Hospitals going out for profitable care:
Outpatient sites cheap, serve paying patients, align with Obamacare. Investor’s Business Daily, p. A1.

Young, Q. D. (2016). Health care reform: A new public health movement. American Journal of Public Health, 106(6), 1023-1024.

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