Reimbursement: The Role Of Ethical Issues In Healthcare

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Healthcare ethics involves making well researched and considerate decisions about medical treatments, while taking into consideration a patient's beliefs and wishes regarding all aspects of their health. The healthcare industry has regard for the issues surrounding the welfare of their patients. Doctors, nurses, and other professionals who have the ability to affect a patient's health are all forced to make ethical decisions on a daily basis. I believe the result of ability to pay versus quality of care comes into ethical question in today’s society. The question is, “Does the amount of reimbursement have an effect on the medical professionals care to the patient?” There is a ceiling to the level of healthcare provided due to cost and reimbursement.…show more content…
Educational status and employment status play a significant role in the amount of population receiving adequate care and those who have insurance coverage. So all in all, the ethical question remains, “Should the level of healthcare provided be affected by financial status of an individual?” We healthcare professionals know that the door of access to healthcare services, although not widely opened is not completely closed and that these patients do receive care. Each year, federal, state, and local governments along with numerous charity organizations, billions are raised to support healthcare for the uninsured but this care often is of lower quality and results in poor outcomes than that provided to those who have health insurance. No insurance means less financial security and more stress for those uninsured persons and their families which can be felt throughout communities. In these communities, healthcare services risks become less available and public resources are overburdened. All Americans feel the impact of the healthcare system as a whole. I am left still with several questions and not sure what the solution is other than raising society out

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