Cost Containment in Health Care Systems

This Competency Assessment assesses the following outcome(s):HA425-1: Assess the need for cost containment in healthcare systems given the influence of performance challenges and healthcare reform efforts. PC-4.1: Assess the value of multiculturalism and diversity in a global environment.Explain the historical evolution of a healthcare quality improvement program. How have performance challenges, healthcare reform efforts, and the need for cost containment contributed to this development? Select the areas you find most important to improve quality and create performance targets and explain why.Be sure to:Explain the historical evolution of a healthcare quality improvement program.Examine how performance challenges, healthcare reform efforts, and the need for cost containment contributed to this development.Select the areas most important to improve quality and create performance targets and explain why.Minimum Submission RequirementsThis Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 700 words) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your submission should be highly organized, logical, and focused.Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.Your submission should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.A separate page at the end of your submission should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources.  Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.Your submission should:include a cover sheet;be double-spaced;be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font;include correct citationsbe written in Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors; andinclude correct references at the bottom of the last page.HA425M1 Competency Assessment Checklist RubricAll competency criteria must be met to earn a B grade and pass this Course Outcome. A predefined number of mastery criteria must be met to earn an A grade, indicating mastery of the Course Outcome. See the CLA and Grade Criteria Chart below.*If work submitted for this Competency Assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.METNOT YET METHistorical EvolutionCompetencyStudent explores the evolution of a healthcare quality improvement program.MasteryStudent discusses the evolution of more than one healthcare quality improvement programs.IMPROVEMENT AREASCompetencyStudent discusses a performance challenge in healthcare quality improvement programs.Student discusses healthcare reform efforts in relation to healthcare quality improvement programs.Student explains how cost containment contributed to healthcare quality improvement programs.MasteryStudent discusses more than one performance challenge in healthcare quality improvement programs.Performance targetsCompetencyStudent selects and describes a specific area to improve healthcare quality.Student describes performance targets for specified improvement area.CLA and Grade Criteria ChartCRITERIACLA ScoreGradePointsMeets all competency criteria and at least 1 mastery criteria5A1000Meets all competency criteria 4B850Meets 5 of competency criteria3Not Yet Competent*0Meets 3 to 4 of competency criteria2Not Yet Competent*0Meets 1 to 2 of competency criteria1Not Yet Competent*0Meets 0 competency criteria0Not Yet Competent*0No submissionNANot Yet Competent*0*Not Yet Competent grades convert to an F at term end

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