Analysis Of An Affordable Health Care Provision Using The Triple Aim

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Analysis of an Affordable Health Care Provision Using the Triple Aim
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim (TA) framework is focus is to improve health care delivery, quality, and expense reduction (2010). Framework such as the TA, when used to analyze and determine the current and or potential impact of a legislative intervention in health care (ACA) demonstrates purposeful use of a quality measure (QM) . The purpose of this paper is to utilize the TA to qualify and or quantify the impact one of the ACA’s preventive services coverage mandates, screening of adults for depression in primary care (ADSPC).
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Adult Depression Screening in Primary Care Provision
The Patient Prevention Affordable Care Act (2010) was passed by congress to provide healthcare that is affordable, accessible, and based upon quality measures of health that are based upon evidenced based care (EBC) and outcomes (Finkler, Jones, and Kovner ,2013). The ACA, (2010) contains a section within it that is specific to adult coverage for 15 preventable services. These preventable services are based upon recommendations by United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) (ACA, 2010). The preventable coverage the requires ADSPC has been controversial and laden dynamic multiple revisions as the necessity or need for such a screen since its initial grade recommendation in 2002 by the USPTF was “I”, or not enough information available to support this intervention…

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