In a paper of 500-1,000 words, describe the relationship between health care cost and quality. Address the following: 1.Select one public agency and one private agency and differentiate their roles and major activities in addressing cost and quality in health care. See Topic 4 readings for sources regarding health care agencies.

In a paper of 500-1,000 words, describe the relationship between health care cost and quality. Address the following:
1.Select one public agency and one private agency and differentiate their roles and major activities in addressing cost and quality in health care. See Topic 4 readings for sources regarding health care agencies.
2.Analyze current and projected initiatives to improve quality while simultaneously controlling costs. Describe any unintended consequences.
3.Synthesize implications for staff nurses and advanced practice nurses, including evidence-based practice, relative to cost and quality.

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Topic 4 readings are as follows
1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Explore the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website.
http://www.ahrq.gov

2. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Explore the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website.
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicare.asp

3. Home Health Compare

Explore the Home Health Care Compare page of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
http://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
4. Hospital Compare
Explore the Hospital Compare page on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/
5. Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Explore the Institute for Healthcare Improvement website.
http://www.ihi.org/ihi

6. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Explore the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies website.
http://www.iom.edu/
7. National Center for Health Statistics

Explore the “National Center of Health Statistics” page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
http://www.cdc.gov/Nchs/
8. National Quality Forum

Explore the National Quality Forum website.
http://www.qualityforum.org/

9. Nursing Home Compare

Explore the Hospital Compare page of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

10. Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Program

Explore the NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home program and website.
http://www.ncqa.org/Programs/Recognition/PatientCenteredMedicalHomePCMH.aspx

11. Physician Compare

Explore the Physician Compare page of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.
http://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare/
12. The Joint Commission
Explore The Joint Commission website.
http://www.jointcommission.org/

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