Managed care in the United States will constantly be changing or evolving. This is due to advances in technology, improvements made by the providers and deliverers of the services, new federal and state laws, and a shift towards a performance based system. Managed care will be delivered to the consumer in an affordable, innovative, and reliable manner with an emphasis on quality and accessibility.
The US has recently adopted a healthcare policy aimed to get more Americans insured. This policy is named the Affordable Care Act in 2010. “In 2013 there were 42 million uninsured individuals in the United States. “(The Common, pg. 153) There has since been increase in individuals who are covered either by private insurance or by Medicaid/Medicare which had a coverage increase with the new policy. It is believed that millions of people will now have health insurance compared to previous years.
The Medi-Can Medicine Alarm & Dispenser is a hexagon-shaped container with a diameter of 12 inches. The container is made of a white plastic. It is lightweight with smooth edges to prevent any hassle for the consumer. The container has a lid that can lift off of the top of the container. The lid is made out of a lightweight, white plastic for easy transportation and lifting. The container is divided into 12 sections by plastic walls inside of the container. These sections are triangular and contain enough space to hold more than a bottle of medication.
Medicare is administrated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It is divided by subdivisions which is the Center for Medicare Management who overseas development of payment policy and management of fee-for-service contractors. The Center for Beneficiary provides beneficences with information on Medicare programs, and research grievance and appeal functions. The Center for Medicaid and State Operations focuses on federal and state programs like Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement and CMS who enforces insurance portability and transaction and code set requirements of HIPAA.
The nurse must verify the physician’s medication order, including the dose and time, and then the pharmacy is responsible for their own checks and balances via the BCMA system in order to complete the dispensing phase of the medication (Gooder, 2011). The nurse enters the BCMA system with a login and password and is able then to see a list of the virtual due list for a specific patient. The computer on wheels is then taken to that patient’s room and the five rights of medication administration begin. As nurses, we are taught to use the five rights of drug administration are (1) right patient (2) right medication (3) right dose (4) right route and (5) right time. By scanning the barcode on the patient’s hospital identification band, the nurse then asks for the patient to verbally state their name and date of birth, which can be verified by the nurse on the virtual due list and then choses the medication that are due for administration at that time. The medication is dispensed and the nurse is able to scan the barcode on the medication, the scanning triggers the automatic documentation of the medication given (Kelly, 2012).
The Medicaid program has an extensive health service package for those who enlist and qualified for the service. It is claimed by the federal government absolute coverage of almost thirteen services, which includes items such as inpatient
Canada and the United States healthcare systems once nearly identical until the late 20th century after Canada adopted Medicare. At the same time, the United States executed its Medicare program for elderly people. In this paper, I argue that although Canada has a national insurance program and has a better health care system than the United States, there are still some issues that need to be addressed. (book)
Everyone knows that healthcare costs in the United States are on the rise. Either universal healthcare system would bring costs down and increase access to care or it would be to expensive and would reduce the quality of care. In this essay I am comparing the similarities and differences between the two that people think is happening.
The essence of our project is to create an affordable and secure pill dispenser, in order to improve proper medication adherence. Statistics on medication adherence prove it is an extremely prevalent issue, yet is not addressed nearly enough. This is a very solvable problem - most people practice poor habits when taking medications simply because they are unorganized. While researching potential topics, we realized even the cheapest dispensers to regulate intake of medications costed well over $100, which is rather expensive for most people. This is why we decided to take it upon ourselves to build an affordable dispenser. We will most likely gravitate sales towards the elderly, and those with Alzheimers and dementia.
There are federal and state laws that are in place for your protection. All Medigap policies, clearly identified as “Medicare Supplement Insurance,” should be structured in accordance with these laws. Moreover, the insurance companies offering Medigap plans are allowed to sell only standardized policies identified in many states by
The way we plan on eliminate the supply of methamphetamine in the US is by Med Code. Med Code is a data base program that tracks every time someone buys any over the counter medicine that has the ingredients of Pseudoephedrine or Ephedrine in it. The reasoning for tracking these to ingredients is because they are two of the most common ingredients used to make meth. How Med Code works is ever store will be equipped with an ID scanner. Every time someone buys any over the counter medicine they will have to get there ID scan. If the medicine they are buying has the ingredients of Pseudoephedrine or Ephedrine in it there name will go into the data base program Med Code and will be logged. This data base program Med Code will flag anyone that has
Very informative post. Tricare is a type of managed care plan, which works well for the most part. The only drawback I have experienced using Tricare was when I needed to get my wisdom teeth pulled. My wisdom teeth had all fully erupted several years prior and had not given me any trouble until I broke one. Not wasting any time I called to set up an appointment for the next Monday but before I could get them pulled, I had to have a separate consult. By the time I could finally get my teeth pulled I had waited nearly two weeks and had been to the dentist three times; all because of the strict policy.
The contrast media used to do a mapping of the liver arteries was omnipaque 350. The generic name of this product is Iohexol. This product contains iodine and belongs to a class of drugs known as contrast media or dyes. This contrast media is use before X-ray imaging test such as CT, fluoroscopy to mention some. It works by adding contrast to the body parts to be seen in the image by the radiologist. Furthermore, the nurse in combination with the radiologist use different kinds of medications to …………. First, lidocaine is a local anesthetic which produces loss of feeling or sensation confined to one part of the body. Second, versed(Midazolam) is used before surgery or a procedure. It helps to cause drowsiness, decrease anxiety, and to decrease your memory of the surgery or
The Philips Medication Dispensing Service is a reliable tamper resistant device that dispenses the right drugs at the right time. It is marketed to seniors who take medication on a complex schedule, run the risk of incorrect medication use, have cognitive or physical impairments, and are independent at home.  The device dispenses pre-filled dosage cups after an audio alert is given to takes the pills at pre-set times. The aim is to end missing doses and mistaking one pill bottle for another. The cost to own this device is around $900, but hospitals and many health care agencies offer month-to-month rentals of about $59.95 with a one time installation fee of $80.  It’s an affordable cost for those who are at risk of medication
As medication prescriptions are increasing technology has emerged with pharmacies making it fast and efficient with filling in medication orders. An automated dispensing system is a good source for filling in orders quick and accurately. With less time counting pills and preparing them for patients manually the dispenser can help patients receive their medication fast. The dispenser can hold a variety of medication to choose from and can dispense the quantity needed for a patient. With accurate dosage and correct medication, this makes medication given to patients more safe and decreases medical errors.