Like many mentally ill Kentuckians, Morton was neither dangerous enough to be kept in a hospital for long nor healthy enough to care for himself in the community. If successful, House Bill 94 would "keep people out of the revolving door of the hospital," Sheila Schuster of the Kentucky Mental Health Coalition told the committee. Most states have adopted some version of "assisted outpatient treatment" since the 1980s, when families of the mentally ill began to lobby for it. Police or family members can have the mentally ill involuntarily committed to a hospital for treatment once they deteriorate to the point that they pose a threat to themselves or others. First, at a hearing, a judge would decide if the individual met various criteria, including having a severe mental illness, symptoms of anosognosia, a likelihood that he would be a danger to others and a determination that outpatient treatment was the least restrictive alternative available.
The Joint commission is a nonprofit organization that evaluates health care organizations by recommending them to provide safety, high quality, and value to the public. The Joint Commission evaluates and credits 20,500 health care organizations by providing standards that can be achievable and reasonable therefore improving the health care organizations. A benefit of the presence of the Joint commission is that the community and patients can feel safe when choosing services or treatment from health care facilities because the Joint Commission survey the facilities by making sure that all procedures and care are done in a low risk environment. Health care organizations who are accredited and certified show the commitment that health care
The expanded insurance regulations; focus on the removal of pre-existing conditions, expanded children coverage until the age of 26, and no lifetime cap. This key element restricted health insurance companies in increasing premiums and an opportunity to renewal. The cons with this element is the increase of health insurance premiums across the board. Healthy people are paying the same premiums of someone
Some of the important stakeholders include: internal (executive and senior management, such as CFO, CEO, CNIO, CMIO, CIO, departmental directors), interphase (focus groups representing front line clinicians, pharmacists, nurses, other allied healthcare professionals) and external ( e.g. government regulatory bodies, patients, accreditation associations). As a stakeholder is any individual that can affect or be affected by the CIS deployment, it is important to identify and engaging them early on is critical to the latter success. The interphase stakeholders know best the workflows at the point of care and will help identify a system that is compatible with the needs and has functionality that is in line with the processes. The internal stakeholders
According to (2017 Medical Mutual) stated;” HMO stands for health maintenance organization, “and “PPO stands for preferred provider organization.”
There are many stakeholders involved with health care administrations. Those stakeholders can be patients, health care physician, insurance providers, pharmaceutical manufactures, hospital organizations, community clinics and government. Each different stakeholder has their own individual vision of health care administration. This causes conflict due to the nature and differences in vision. which then can cause conflicts among each stakeholder involved. A patient is going to have a different idea of how a health care should be managed. This in contrast to the way a physician may think the administration should be managed. Furthermore, each different stakeholder involved would have their own ideal reasons to why the health care administration
Why is Accountability so important in the health care industry? Even though a situation may be positive or negative, every aspect of health care needs to be credited to something or someone, with accountability, errors can be fixed and then prevented and helps keep costs down. An employee accountability is measured by customer satisfaction, results of performance, and the cost and impacts of the employee over time, and affects an organization’s working culture by their values, integrity and work ethics. A successful organization follows the checks and balance process, maintains a positive working culture, and stays clear from blame.
Today there are more mentally ill people in prisons and jails in the United States than any hospital or psych facility in this country. Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois is the largest mental health institution in the country. When a mentally ill person gets arrested for a violent crime they stay three to four times longer than a regular violent offender. “One third of those incarnated in cook county jail suffers from psychological disorders.” According to a 2006 Justice Department study, more than half of prisoners in the United States Suffer from some sort of mental health problem. The study also says that among female inmates one third of them have some type of mental disorder. In prisons and jails, prisoners sit in their cells majority
Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), twenty-eight states have either filed joint or individual lawsuits to strike down the PPACA. This document will examine a few key elements that the President of the United States must take into consideration when reviewing the act and moving forward to either ratify the act, replace the act, or leave the act as it is. Topics that will be presented will include; the current issues being debated, two competing thoughts on how to fix the ACA, an evaluation of the preferred solution, and finally the responsibility of each level of government.
Networked doctors may face ethical dilemmas when recommending treatment or specialist referrals. When it comes to medical necessities it can be controversial, it can be the use of marijuana when there can be others that are more a moral ethical in which it can be in manage care and network providers. Medical necessity can become a medical factor with other insurance plans, but when it comes to Medicare and Medicaid they are most common, and when it comes to medical necessity that is refer to services that are need for diagnosing and treating an illness or when a patient is injured or to improve the functioning of the patient.
The majority of the organization’s patients depend on Planned Parenthood for their health care. They play an important responsibility in providing examinations for patients from Title X and Medicaid. Medicaid and Title X are social health care programs for families and individual with limited resources due to their financial situation. It was stated that, “60% of Planned Parenthood’s patients depends on health care, such as Medicaid and Title X in order to pay for their primary care doctor... If they did not have Planned Parenthood available, they would not be able to educate themselves and attend gynecologist appointments, regularly” (How Federal Funding Works at Planned Parenthood). The majority of patients in these health care programs rely
“Healthcare facilities and practitioners are licensed and regulated by federal, state, and local governments and laws” (Gartee, 2011, p. 43). Having accreditation means that an organization has been recognized for upholding standards and compliance. In efforts to ensure quality care of patients, an organization must meet Joint Commission standards in which a facility is one of the accomplished facilities. The Joint Commission is better known as JCAHO stands for the Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. JCAHO was established to recognize the best organizations but in the process to improve the quality care among disadvantaged institutions as well (Kobs, 1999). Once called Joint Commission of Hospitals by the American
Medicare is a tightly regulated US health insurance program that provides coverage to those who are 65 years or older, certain younger individuals with disabilities and those with end staged renal disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medicare has four parts associated with it, one of which is Part B. Part B is also known as supplementary medical insurance and provides coverage to beneficiaries for outpatient care, preventive services, ambulance services, and durable medical equipment. Outpatient physical therapy services falls into this category of coverage for Medicare Part B (Jannenga, 2014). However, there are several rules and regulations that health care providers, including physical therapists, must follow in order to receive proper
The National Care Standards lay out what all individuals should expect when using care services. They exist to ensure that service users are treated with respect and that human rights are maintained. The new National Care Standards were passed by the government in June 2017 however they will be officially put into practice from April 2018. A Care Standard sets out information on what a good care service should be like and what it should provide for the service user. The National Care Standards include dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential and equality and diversity. The Care Inspectorate decide if a service is carrying out the National Care Standards correctly or not.