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    from receiving reimbursement for services rendered. What are steps APNs must take to increase the likelihood for reimbursement? Qiuyue Li Asuza Pacific University Karen D French 02/12/13 1. The Question I believe national certification is important with respect to billing and reimbursement. National certification is often required in order to acquire proper credentials. For example, certification is now required to acquire a credential from Medicare, Medicaid, and the Department of Veteran

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    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2010) states that the federal government in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are pushing for the integration of behavioral health care and primary care for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). All Over the Nation, Behavioral Health is Being Integrated into Primary Care The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is partnering with approximately 30 organizations throughout the U.S. Together, they are integrating behavioral health

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    As the industry continues to move away from some of the Medicare programs that were created during the Obama presidency,  the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is also pulling away from specific value-based initiatives, such as mandatory bundled payments. The CMS officially canceled two of the models that were included in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative. Shutterstock image ID: 331572524 -------- alt tag: two bundled payment models are canceled -----------

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    The Medicaid is the program that provide funding for medical and health-related services to people of low-income families who either have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. Medicaid eligible recipients include children, the elderly and patients with disability. It is funded by a combination of both state and federal governments. Total healthcare spending in America is about $2.7 trillion annually on healthcare, or 17% of GDP and with the reform initiatives under Affordable

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    and managed care (HMO, PPO, POS). While government funding includes Supplemental security income, Department of veteran affairs, Older American act, Medicare, and Medicaid. With Medicare and Medicaid providing the most funding to long-term care (Pratt, 2016, p. 292-306). If Medicare and Medicaid are the biggest funders for long-term care what services do they cover, who do they cover, and what restrictions are put on the recipeits? An Overview of the

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    large strain will be placed on health services covered by Medicaid. (nc office of state

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    Health Law and Regulation

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    process and regulation is the responsibility of the regulatory board appointed to enforce laws once the law is passed; it sets forth rules on how the laws are to be implemented and to what degree. In health care the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the predominant responsibility to enforce legislation that impacts the health and well-being of Americans. Under the umbrella of HHS there are 13 regulatory agencies tasked with setting rules on the enforcement of the legislation passed

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    financing, and cost of delivering quality healthcare to the U.S. population (Knickman & Kover, 2015). To improve overall quality of care, healthcare providers and policy makers have to look at how services are going to be structured in the future. In this essay we will be exploring how health care services can be financed and at what level: government, state, local or private, is there a way to deliver cost effective and accessible heath care, and consider the ethical dilemmas related to achieving

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    Operating and Capital Payment Medicare pays hospitals for their capital costs related with the treatment and care of a patient. In general, hospitals receive Medicare IPPS payment on a per case or per discharge basis for Medicare beneficiaries with inpatient stays. The claim for the recipient’s inpatient stay must include all outpatient diagnostic services and admission related outpatient non-diagnostic services provided. All supplies used, additional services provided to the patient, the anesthesia

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    U.s. Health Care Policy

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    coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2014b). In 2014, Medicare spending grew 5.5% to $618.7 billion and represented 20% of the national health expenditure, a faster increase than the 3% growth in 2013. The spending increased due to prescription drugs, physician and clinical services, government administration, and insurance (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2014b). In 2014, Medicaid spending grew 11% to $495.8 billion and represented

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