In July 1981, five counties joined together to form what is now known as the Pennyrile District Health Department ((Dept. of Health, 1981). These counties include Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, Lyon and Trigg. Health Departments are considered quasi-agencies. We have to follow federal,
Another change as a result of HIPPA was that President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Revisions and provisions relating to deceased individuals health information; business associate requirements; the minimum necessary
Legislative history of Medicaid goes back to 1965 when it was created through the Social Security Act. According to the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare (2010), “The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Plan was made for children under the age of 21” (p. 1). This was very big at the time because it was used to try to prevent diseases for children at this time. Most of it was prevention and early intervention to try to have young people healthy as they become adults. According to the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare (2010), “In the 1970s, Medicaid began to give coverage for people in intermediate care facilities” (p. 1).
During the year of 1801 to 1809, while Thomas Jefferson had beed taking a position of President of the United States, there was a starting point of a new Political era. After George Washington was elected to be the first President of the United States, he let Thomas Jefferson to be secretary of state. In
Lewis then approached his close friend William Clark to go along with him on the expedition (Wilson). The American government wanted
Regulatory organizations and government officials began to focus on the need for quality in hopes to decrease medical errors and healthcare cost. The Joint Commission of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) was one of the first regulatory organizations to develop standards of care or goals around specific patient safety issues. The program is known as JCAHO’s National Patient Safety Goals and it originally started with six goals and was implemented in 2003 (Catalano, 2002). JCAHO remains at the forefront of patient safety by expanding, revising and developing the National Patient Safety Goal Program each year.
Meaningful use is a set of rules that decide if healthcare providers will receive federal funds from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program or both. Cherry & Jacob (2017) stated, “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed the meaningful use of EHR systems for hospital and physician practice settings and provides for financial incentives from the CMS to providers who adopt and use EHRs that meet the meaningful use standards. Meaningful use refers to a complex set of capabilities and standards to be met by EHR use in a series of three stages over several years” (p. 272). Botruff & Stimson stated (2017), “The five guidelines for meaningful use with the EHR are as follows: improve quality, safety,
Have you ever wondered who developed the U.S. from it’s roots? George Washington helped our country sprout from the beginning and did many other phenomenal things. George Washington was a the commander of the Virginia Militia at first but then later became the commander of the Continental Army. George Washington was an important leader and left a legacy because George Washington led the Continental Army, after the Continental Army he became president, and he helped create our country and develop a good country. George Washington showed leadership when he led the Continental Army, he had a huge legacy when he was president and showed leadership, and he developed our country which led him to have another legacy and he showed a lot of leadership.
Medication Error Prevention Act of 2000 states: Amends the Public Health Service Act to make medication error information privileged for Federal and State administrative and civil judicial proceedings if the information is voluntarily submitted by a health care provider to a program, approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, for the purpose of developing and disseminating recommendations and information regarding preventing such errors (Medication Error Prevention Act, 2000). According to congress.gov (n.d.), this is still a bill in that 02/16/2000, this was introduced in the House by the House of Representatives and referred to the House Committee on Commerce. Then on 02/23/2000, it was referred to the Subcommittee on Health
When George W. Bush was proposing to congress why the Department of Homeland Security needed to formally become a government department he explained that, “The President proposes to create a new Department of Homeland Security, the most significant transformation of the U.S. government in over half-century by largely transforming and realigning the current confusing patchwork of government activities into a single department whose primary mission is to protect our homeland. The creation of a Department of Homeland Security is one more key step in the President’s national strategy for homeland security” (Bush “The Department” 1). In 2002 the Department of Homeland Security formally became a department of government after congress passed the Homeland Security Act (Homeland Security – Creation of the department of Homeland Security). The Homeland Security Act of 2002 states that, “the primary mission of the Department is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism, and to minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur
Pres. William J. Clinton signed a fiscal year 1993 appropriations act that conveyed title of the island back to the state and entered into a memorandum of understanding with the state about cleaning up and controlling the land. In 1993, Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii sponsored Title X of the Fiscal Year 1994 Department of Defense Appropriation Act (PL 103-139, 107 Stat. 1418.
I see it in much simpler terms. EMAC is that American spirit that says one neighbor helps another in times of trouble.” (US Fed News Service, 2005) The Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) “is the first national disaster–relief compact since the Civil Defense and Disaster Compact of 1950 to be ratified by Congress. Since ratification and signing into law in 1996 (Public Law 104-321), 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have enacted legislation to become EMAC members.” (National Emergency Management Association, 2013).
Health maintenance organizations have been in existence since the late 1800s. The government began to encourage the development of HMOs in the 1950s. The Health Maintenance Organization Act was enacted in 1973 and in 1978 a Congressional amendment increased federal aid for HMO development. In the 1990s 95% of private insurance companies used some form of managed care and was incorporated into Medicare and Medicaid plans. The primary intent of managed care is to reduce health care costs.
This section will outline the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The focus will be examining the goals, target population, who was responsible for its implementation, services offered, as well as how it is financed. It is also important to discuss how this policy reflects the values of America’s dominant culture, as it may potentially impact non-dominant culture significantly. Overview of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)