Your team has been hired as consultants by Acme Health Systems (AHS), which is pursuing aggressive growth in Northern Virginia (commonly referred to as NOVA and comprised, for the purpose of this exercise, of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park). AHS intends to create a fully integrated health network across NOVA, in part by acquiring existing facilities and partially by building additional resources.
NOVA is a diverse region, representing both some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the nation and large ethnic populations, including Hispanics, Koreans, and Somalis, many of whom are recent immigrants. The region is also among the fastest growing in population in the United States.
AHS has asked that you and your team provide recommendations regarding the long-term care needs of the region. Using information available on-line, including census, HHS, and resources introduced during this course, prepares a report for AHS that details:
Answer the following questions as an essay:
- Mechanisms to Promote Quality Outcomes
- Policy Mechanisms that promote quality through Payers
- Policy Mechanisms that promote quality through Government
- Organizational Programs Nursing Home Administrators can make on their own