Watch the following video in preparation for this assignment:
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). (2010). Introduction. Retrieved from
Use what you learned from the video, the moduleâ€™s required readings, and your own research to answer the following questions in your paper.
- Discuss the purpose of accreditation. Has the process of accreditation really improved the quality of care being provided to patients?
- Identify and discuss the process of accreditation for the chosen agency.
- Discuss some of the standards they look for when they go on-site. Are the standards rigorous or vague?
- Do these agencies make the results of their surveys public? How could knowing this information be beneficial to patients?
3-page paper, 3 cited sources from required reading
Affordable Care Act; findings from Mayo Clinic provide new insights into Affordable Care Act (expected and unexpected consequences of the Affordable Care Act: The impact on patients and surgeonsâ€”pro and con arguments). (2016). Managed Care Weekly Digest, 63.
Berenson, R. A., Burton, R. A., & McGrath, M. (2016). Do Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) help or hinder primary care physicians’ ability to deliver high-quality care? Healthcare, 4(3), 155-159.
Hoffman, S. (2015). Managed care, the legal system, and checklist medicine. Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter, 31(6), 8.
Managed care; researchers at American College of Physicians Report new data on managed care (preconsultation exchange in the United States: Use, awareness, and attitudes). (2015). Insurance Weekly News, 171.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA); NCQA health insurance plan ratingsâ€”valuable tool for consumers. (2015, November 1). Health Insurance Law Weekly, p. 31.
Owen, R., Heller, T., & Bowers, A. (2016). Health services appraisal and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care from fee for service. Disability and Health Journal, 9(2). 239-247
Sonderling, H. (2015, September 16). ValueWalk: Could managed care companies help offset rising healthcare costs? [Web log post]. Newstex Global Business Blogs. Chatham: Newstex.
Waitzkin, H., & Hellander, I. (2016). Obamacare: The neoliberal model comes home to roost in the United Statesâ€”if we let it. Monthly Review, 68(1), 1-18.