U.S. Health Care Reform: Definition & Policies


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Healthcare reforms are expected to find solutions to get people insured, provide more choices of providers, more access to specialists, more quality and _____.

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1. _____ in physicians offices and hospitals pull all the information together to report to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to monitor quality and ensure payment.

2. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are responsible for direction and oversight of the statistics on how well the healthcare industry is performing. What are some of the measures they are reviewing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess how much you know about U.S. health care reform. The quiz questions will test you on points like the goals of health care reform and who gathers data to monitor health care quality and payments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points of study will be addressed:

  • Measures reviewed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Options for health care consumers
  • The storage of health care data

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on U.S. health care reform
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about health care data gathering and storage, as well as the responsibilities of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goals of health care reform today

Additional Learning

Continue your studies with the lesson called U.S. Health Care Reform: Definition & Policies. You'll be taught about these key points:

  • Recent reform through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Example of a family buying health insurance
  • Value-based purchasing and how it works