Why Change Is Difficult For The Healthcare Environment

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Why Change is Difficult in the Healthcare Environment Ayva Rodriguez Felician College MGT 420 Daniel Coss MS, CPP,CHSP March 18, 2015 Abstract Change can be devastating and not always everyone agree with it. The biggest transformation in healthcare is the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. With the new health care system the government mandated U.S. citizens and legal residents to have health insurance that resulted in the rise of insured individuals. Due to the new policy more people have access to health care that means more primary physician needed to accommodate the rise of new patients. Shortages of physicians not only in the primary care area but also in specialty care area are projected between 46,000-90,000 by 2025 ("The Physician Shortage," n.d.). The pay-for-performance focuses on quality that will eventually decrease the costs (James, 2012, p. 1). This system will give a reward or a bonus to the health care providers whenever they meet or exceed quality standard that are being set (James, 2012, p. 1). In contrary the system can also penalized those providers that are unsuccessful in providing the indicated goals or cost savings (James, 2012, p. 1-2). There are 2,225 hospitals in 2013 that were fined under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) which is part of the ACA regulation (Anderson, 2014, p. 11). For the institutions to survive with the new system a lot of hospitals are merging that a year after the ACA implementation there
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