Policy, Politics and Global Trends Essay

7576 Words Jul 26th, 2015 31 Pages
Barbara Heard
MSN 285637
Mentor: Ronda Arnold
March 15, 2015



C159/UUT2 – POLICY, POLITICS & GLOBAL HEALTH TRENDS
POLICY ANALYSIS TASK


Introduction:
This assignment requires that I develop and thoroughly analyze a public policy in order to advocate for one that improves the health of the public and/or the nursing profession globally (local, state, national or international). To do this, I must reflect on several aspects of being a policy maker within the nursing profession. I was instructed to consider the following:
· Why did I select the health or nursing profession policy issue?
· How does this issue affect nursing practice, healthcare delivery and health outcomes for individual, families and/or
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· Bottom-up approach /community based participatory approach – one in which those who are impacted by the issue, usually the stakeholders collaborate to design interventions, rather than being told what to do by formal policy.
· Policy – the deliberate course of action chosen by an individual or group in order to deal with a specific problem or issue.
o Public policies are choices made by government officials to deal with public policy (Policy & Politics in Nursing & Health Care, 6th edition)
· Stakeholder – person, group or organization that has interest or concern in an organization (businessdictionary)
· Pay-for-performance payment model – healthcare payment systems that offer financial rewards to providers who achieve, improve or excel their performance on specified quality of care and cost measures (HealthCare Incentives Improvement Institute, N.D.)



In Public Policy Issue:
The policy issue that I have selected to discuss herein is the pay-for-performance payment model. I feel that this impacts a large number of our population and changes in this regard should be made. This type of payment model aims to use reimbursement to incentivize providers to deliver high quality services. Pay-for-performance model steps away from the traditional manner of reimbursement of fee-for-service, in which providers receive payment on the basis of frequency or volume of the services they provide regardless of outcomes. In contrast,…