Module 2 – SLP MANAGED CARE AND ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS The overall goal of the Session Long Project in this course is to examine health care delivery in the United States from a personal perspective and provide recommendations for improvement. According to the United States Census Bureau (2016), rural areas cover 97% of the nation’s land area, but contain 19.3 percent of the population (about 60 million people). Access to health care services is vital to good health; however, U.S. rural residents face a variety of access barriers. For rural residents to have sufficient health care access, necessary and appropriate services must be available and obtainable in a timely manner. Rural Health Information Hub. (2017). Healthcare Access in Rural Communities. Retrieved from United States Census Bureau. (2016). New Census Data Show Differences Between Urban and Rural Populations. Retrieved from For Module 2 SLP, you are employed at a non-profit organization in rural Minot, North Dakota (population ? 49,000). As the Lead Health care Project Manager, you have been charged with developing a project charter for the new Rural Health Improvement project. This project goal is to increase access to health care services in the area. Based on your module reading and your own research, include the following in your project charter: Factors of your project (., aim, timeframe, cost, scope, etc.). Major stakeholders and each stakeholder interest in the project. At least two innovative approaches to health care delivery. At least two expected outcomes of your project. You may use the following template as a guide to create your Project Charter: Use this guide on completing a Project Charter. SLP Assignment Expectations Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to support your project charter. Limit your paper to 2 pages. Support your SLP with peer-reviewed articles, using at least 2-3 references. Use the following source for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals: https:// You may use the following source to assist in formatting your assignment: Module 2 – Background MANAGED CARE AND ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS Required Reading Andrews, M. (2014). Whats the best health plan for you? HMO, PPO, EPO or POS? Retrieved from Gabel, J. & Ermann, D. (1985). Preferred provider organizations: Performance, problems, and promise. Health Affairs. 4(1): 24-40. Plunkett, L. (2015). Accountable care organizations. New York State Dental Journal, 81(3), 4-7. Healthcare Transformation Institute. (.). Healthcare delivery models. Retrieved from Haas, S. (.). Health Reform Act: New Models of care and delivery systems. Retrieved from Humana. (.). HMO vs. PPO: Which one is right for you? Retrieved from Rural Health Information Hub. (2017). Healthcare Access in Rural Communities. Retrieved from Shi, L. & Singh, D. (2017). Essentials of the . Health Care System. (4th Ed.). Chapter 1: Major Characteristics of . Health Care Delivery. Retrieved from Trident University Library Videos BrainForest. (2014). Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Explained in 1 Minute. [Video]. Retrieved from Humana. (2013). What are PPOs and HMOs? | Humana. [Video]. Retrieved from SS Insurance Tips. (2017). What is Point of Service Model? [Video]. Retrieved from The Mina Sara. (2015). History of Managed Care. [Video]. Retrieved from Optional Reading Holman, P. (1985). Healthy competition: HMOs vs. PPOs vs. Blue Cross. Executive Report, 3(7)
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