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 legislatorâ€™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 â€“ 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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