Discussion: Growing increases in health care costs

Discussion: Growing increases in health care costs

Discussion: Growing increases in health care costs

Which of the following have been identified as probable causes for the growing increases in health care costs for nearly the past century? (Choose all that apply)

Group of answer choices

D. Increased cost-sharing mechanisms like co-pays and deductibles

C. The increased prevalence of chronic diseases, like diabetes

E. Company-sponsored plans that cover working families

B. Government-sponsored programs like Medicare and Medicaid

A. The development of managed care plans, such as HMOs and PPOs

 

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Question 23 pts

When did home health care come about and grew by over 32% per year?

Group of answer choices

A. 1960 to 1965

F. None of the above

E. 1993 to 2013

B. 1966 to 1973

D. 1983 to 1992

C. 1974 to 1982

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Question 33 pts

When was the authorization of the Health Maintenance Organization Act enacted?

Group of answer choices

A. 1960 to 1965

C. 1974 to 1982

B. 1966 to 1973

D. 1983 to 1992

F. None of the above

E. 1993 to 2013

 

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Question 43 pts

When did Congress enact the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)?

Group of answer choices

A. 1960 to 1965

F. None of the above

B. 1966 to 1973

D. 1983 to 1992

E. 1993 to 2013

C. 1974 to 1982

Discussion: Growing increases in health care costs

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Question 53 pts

When were the Balanced Budget Act and its follow-on the Balanced Budget Refinement Act enacted?

Group of answer choices

A. 1960 to 1965

C. 1974 to 1982

F. None of the above

D. 1983 to 1992

B. 1966 to 1973

E. 1993 to 2013

 

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Question 63 pts

Which if the following mandates were explicit in the Emergency Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)?

Group of answer choices

D. Hospitals have to stabilize and treat anyone who shows up at the emergency room regardless of ability to pay.

C. Training for HCO staff and employees to receive compensatory benefits if providing care to self-pay and underinsured patients.

E. None of the above

B. Dictates that emergency vehicles are to transport Medicaid patients during emergencies at reduced rates.

A. Requires physicians to provide charity care to uninsured patients presenting at their medical practices.

 

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Question 73 pts

Which category accounts for the largest share of National Health Expenditures?

Group of answer choices

E. Physician and Clinician Services

B. Medicaid

C. Private Health Insurance

D. Hospital Expenditures

A. Medicare

F. Prescription Drugs

 

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Question 83 pts

Which plans are also known as “indemnity insurance?”

Group of answer choices

E. All of the above.

C. Managed Care Plans

B. Fee-for-Service

D. Prepayment Plans

A. Alternative Payment Plans

 

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Question 93 pts

Which type of payment model incorporates a network of physicians and hospitals that shares financial and medical responsibility for providing coordinated care to patients in hopes of limiting unnecessary spending?

Group of answer choices

E. All of the above.

D. Medical Homes

C. Bundled Payments

A. Accountable Care Organizations

B. Discounted-fee-for-service

 

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Question 103 pts

Match the following descriptions of work groups to their relevant work groups.

Periodic payments made by enrollees toward a health plan

Group of answer choices

Out-of-Pocket Limit

Premium

Deductible

Copayment

 

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Question 113 pts

Match the following descriptions of work groups to their relevant work groups.

Maximum amount an enrollee has to spend for in-network health services

Group of answer choices

Copayment

Deductible

Coinsurance

Out-of-Pocket Limit


 

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