Nursing response to DB
Care coordination program such as Affordable Care Act (ACA)serves as ahealthcare reform to deliver medicalservices for the diversified population. This major reform bill is designed to expand access for health coverage that includes both prevention and treatment benefits among uninsured Americans (Molinari, 2014).Care coordination program is intended among individualsor population groupwho have financial barriers, patients with chronic and high-risk conditions, and patients with disabilities. This includes in the healthcareplan such as the ACAand thecare coordination programs available for the community who are less privilege.Role of theadvanced nurse practice is to provide preventive servicessuch as screening tests and ordering vaccinationsthat areno cost for the uninsured population. Additionally, it is availablein ACA at no cost.
Molinari(2014),discussedthe delivery reform in terms of its potential to achieve the three objectivesfor thepopulation health, quality, and costs.Concept of care coordination is to ensure the patients health concerns are being met. Often times patients are admitted for the wrong type of care or patients readmission are being exercised. ACA reformedhealthcare delivery systemto meet the complex needsof the population to improve qualityof serviceand reduce cost of healthcare. This legislation includes several financial strategies (e.g. incentives and penalties) to improve care coordination and quality in the hospital and outpatient settings while also reducing healthcare spending and costs(Molinari, 2014).The goal of the care coordination program to improve population health outcomes, to improve healthcare services, and to reduce healthcare cost.