Best Practices Report

Preparation
This assessment assumes the perspective of population health, by analyzing how two highly ranked countries deal with a disease, and extrapolating best practices from that analysis. Explore the Internet for examples and templates of reports. Review the links in the Resources for information about population health and risk-based contracting.

Instructions
Assume the role in the scenario below:

Scenario: You are a new graduate working as an executive assistant for the chief operations officer (COO) of a health care alliance partnership. This organization operates across multiple countries and is considering entering into risk-based contracting. You have been assigned to research and recommend best practices for management of a disease, which can be applied across countries.

Use the disease state or health issue you identified in the previous assessment or choose another one (for example, hip replacement) as the basis for this assessment.
Identify two countries with superior performance indicators for managing the disease or health issue.
Write a 4–5-page report for your organization. Use tables or charts as needed to succinctly convey information. Organize your report as follows:

Performance Indicators
Appraise current performance indicators and outcome measures for delivery, quality, affordability, and accessibility.
Compare key performance indicators for management of a disease among countries. (A chart or table could be created for this information.)
Costs: Compare the disease or diagnosis cost information for each country against the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) case rate for the disease or diagnosis.
Best Practices
Recommend best practices for disease management that can be applied across countries.
Explain how best practices were selected.
Which country is superior in each category?
Organizational Implications
Evaluate the implications of implementing recommended best practices for the organization for delivery, quality, affordability, and accessibility. Consider:
Cost.
Revenue.
Markets.
Consumer Implications
Evaluate the implications of implementing recommended best practices for consumers for delivery, quality, affordability, and accessibility.
Provider Management
Identify the challenges for managing providers within a fee-for-services versus a risk-based contracting plan.
Additional Requirements
Your report must include the following requirements:

Formatting: Use current APA standards for style and formatting.
Number of Resources: Minimum of 3 peer-reviewed resources.
Length: 4–6 double-spaced pages, not including title and reference page.
Font and size: Times New Roman, 12-point.
Communication: Write clearly and concisely, with well-organized communication that is supported with relevant evidence. Use bullet points, phrases, tables or charts when applicable, to convey information succinctly.

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