Module 4 – SLP
MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND THE DELIVERY SYSTEM
The overall goal of the Session Long Project in this course is to examine health care delivery in the United States from a personal perspective and provide recommendations for improvement.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), is an independent congressional agency established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare Program. In addition to advising the Congress on payments to health plans participating in the Medicare Advantage program and providers in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service program, MedPAC is also tasked with analyzing access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare.
Access and review the Executive Summary (pages xi-xx) of MedPAC’s Report to the Congress (2017):
MedPAC. (2017). Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. Retrieved from http://www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/reports/jun17_reporttocongress_sec.pdf
The executive summary provides several brief health care delivery recommendations in regard to the Medicare program. Additional information for each recommendation can be found throughout the document.
For your final SLP project, identify three MedPAC recommendations to Congress and complete the following in 3-page paper:
1. Discuss each selected recommendation in detail.
2. Provide rationale of their importance and associated impact in health care delivery.
3. Hypothesize an outcome for each selected recommendation.
SLP Assignment Expectations
1. Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to justify/support your position and answers to the questions.
2. Limit your response to a maximum of 3 pages.
3. Include an introduction and conclusion in your paper.
4. Support your case with peer-reviewed articles, using at least 3-4 references. Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals: http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php.
5. You may use the following source to assist in formatting your assignment: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.
REFLECTIONS: Reflections on Course Concepts
1. The Assignment: Given the readings and assignments in the course, identify and discuss two concepts or lessons learned that you believe will be most applicable to your professional discipline.
2. Assignment Expectations:
a. Address concept A and B in about 150 words each.
b. You will be graded on how well you demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concept, and critical thinking pertaining to the applicability of the concept to your professional practice.
c. You will neither be required to, nor graded on, responses to your peers. One posting will suffice.