NSG 6002 Week 2 Complete GCU



NSG 6002 Week 2 Complete GCU

Week 2 Discussion

Discuss how health policy and initiatives are used to guide and direct your clinical practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse


Week 2 Project

Student will develop a Legislative Matrix based upon the specific legislators in a residential/geographical legislative district. State and Federal legislators will be identified: State Representatives, Senators, Congressman and Governor. Each legislator’s assigned committees and any active legislation bills and/or past legislative initiatives will be identified. This information will be used to assist in the development of the Legislative Communication assignment.


Week 2 Knowledge Check

Question 1 The United States Protective and Safety Task Force determines specific screening requirements for age groups in the US – what agency houses the USPSTF?

Question 1 options:

The US Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Agency for Health, Research and Quality

Question 2 Examples of Behavioral Changes that support and help to improve lifestyle choices and prevent the development of chronic conditions include:

Question 2 options:

Self-management, home care and annual physical examinations

Shared decision making, self-management and evaluation of literacy levels

Advance directives, living will and having a Durable Power of Attorney

Question 3 The Affordable Care Act has directed the US Department of Health and Human Services and multiple agencies to develop and disseminate initiatives on meeting the care needs of patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). What is the primary purpose for this national direction?

Question 3 options:

Medicare reimbursement must meet quality payment standards under MACRA legislation

Advanced Practice Nurses are responsible for addressing the multiple issues associated with this patient population

Patients with MCCs represent the largest, fastest growing and costliest US patient population

Question 4 Medicare Access and Summary CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, (MACRA) legislation is:

Question 4 options:


Replaces the 1997 Sustainable Growth Index

Requires measurement of quality metrics

All of the Above

Question 5 The providers who are eligible for merit-incentive based payment (MIPS) include:

Question 5 options:

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists and Radiologists

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists and Midwives


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