Nurse Managed Health Centers Essay

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NURSE MANAGED HEALTH CENTERS AND PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOMES COULD MITIGATE EXPECTED PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE Des Moines University ABSTRACT There has been an enormous focus on the impending increase in baby boomers approaching the year 2025 and the predicted shortage of primary care providers. This focus has only increased with the implications the Affordable Care Act has created through its provisions of increased insurance coverage for the uninsured. The numbers that are being predicted as shortfalls of health care providers may be exaggerated under many estimates or under-represented in others. The authors in, “Nurse Managed Health Centers and Patient-Centered Medical Homes Could Mitigate…show more content…
The financing moreover staffing of long-term will remain a major challenge. (Shi & Singh 2015) This information is intriguing as the long term care industry looks for alternatives to ensure individuals can stay where they want, as long as they want, with coordinated high-quality care. This level of care will only occur through good communication, technology, workforce supply, financial provisions and resources, as well as overhauls of regulations and the entire framework of the long-term care system. This study noted that one of the critical issues is that the scope of practice laws, workforce supply and level of training as well as payment systems will have to change in order to be able to implement what the results of their analysis have shown. However, it implies that alternatives are available to mitigate the impending shortages and surpluses in health care delivery. Major Conclusions The authors came up with three main points that support their overall conclusions. These points included confirming what other current forecasts have found. There will be large shortages across the nation in primary care physicians but surpluses of physician extenders or nurse practitioners. (Auerbach, Chen, Friedberg, Reid, Lau, Buerhaus 2013) These results could be skewed based on timing, and new initiatives promoted by the Affordable Care Act. The second point that this analysis showed is there are marked differences
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