Question and answer
What are some characteristics of an integrated healthcare delivery system?
Health care delivery in the United States often lacks coordination and communication across providers and settings. This fragmentation can lead to poor quality of care, medical errors, and higher costs. [ Providers have formed integrated delivery systems (IDS) to improve efficiency, quality, and access. The Health Care Safety Net Act of 2008 directed GAO to report on IDSs that serve underserved
populations- those that are uninsured or medically underserved (i.e., facing economic, geographic, cultural, or linguistic barriers to care, including Medicaid enrollees and rural populations). In October 2009, GAO provided an oral briefing. In this follow-on report, GAO describes (1) organizational features IDSs use to support strategies to improve care; (2) approaches IDSs use to facilitate access for underserved populations; and (3) challenges IDSs encounter in providing care, including to underserved populations. GAO selected a judgmental sample of 15 private and public IDSs that are clinically integrated across primary, specialty, and acute care; they vary in their degree of integration, specific organizational features, and payer mix (e.g., extent to which they serve Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and the uninsured). GAO interviewed chief medical officers or other system officials at all 15 IDSs and conducted site visits at 4 IDSs, interviewing system executives and clinical staff. ]
Expert answered|khalil88|Points 11|
Question
Asked 4/13/2013 8:39:56 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
What is one way that the facet of how specialization - providers and hospitals - affect continuity of care?
Weegy: Continuity of care reduces the risks of unnecessary testing and the potential for medical errors. Your provider already knows the past medical history. It is easier for them to diagnose and find answers to your health problems. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 4/13/2013 8:43:29 AM
0 Answers/Comments
17,203,988 questions answered
Popular Conversations
1. Write using exponents. (–4)(–4)
Weegy: Hi! (-4)(-4) is equal to (-4)^2 User: Simplify. Show your work. 5 1/3 +(-3 9/18) Weegy: 5 1/3 +(-3 9/18) ...
9/2/2014 6:06:05 PM| 6 Answers
Consider this quote: "In each of these historical instances . . . ...
Weegy: D. it stands for the omission of only a single word. User: Which of the following statements correctly ...
9/1/2014 8:30:28 AM| 2 Answers
The invasion of this region temporarily halted the fighting between ...
Weegy: The invasion of A.Korea halted the the fighting between the KMT and CPC. User: The letters DMZ stand for ...
9/1/2014 3:12:20 PM| 2 Answers
what is a complex sentence
Weegy: User: what is a simple sentence Weegy: User: what is a compound sentence Weegy: A compound sentence ...
9/1/2014 5:04:39 PM| 2 Answers
Every set of three points is coplanar.
9/1/2014 7:59:14 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
Points 224 [Total 6757]| Ratings 0| Comments 224| Invitations 0|Offline
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 222 [Total 24621]| Ratings 0| Comments 222| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
C
P
C
1
L
L
P
C
1
Points 185 [Total 16124]| Ratings 1| Comments 175| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
Points 149 [Total 9929]| Ratings 0| Comments 149| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 116 [Total 17288]| Ratings 0| Comments 116| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 77 [Total 18608]| Ratings 0| Comments 77| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 52 [Total 11298]| Ratings 0| Comments 52| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 50 [Total 5174]| Ratings 0| Comments 50| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 34 [Total 704]| Ratings 0| Comments 34| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 24 [Total 6081]| Ratings 1| Comments 14| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.