Presentation on theme: "United States Health System. Health Care: b Employs over 10 million workers b Over 200 health careers b is a 2 billion dollar a day business."— Presentation transcript:
United States Health System
Health Care: b Employs over 10 million workers b Over 200 health careers b is a 2 billion dollar a day business
Health Care Facilities b What are the different facilities in the US Health Care System?
Health Care Facilities b Hospitals, clinics, LTCF, rehab, hospice, PCP offices, dental offices...
Government Agencies: b World Health Organization b US Department of Health & Human Services b National Institutes of Health b Centers for Disease Control
Nonprofit Agencies: b Name some nonprofit organizations in your community!
Nonprofit Agencies: b American Red Cross b American Cancer Society b Diabetic Association b and many more
Health Insurance Plans b Offered by several thousand insurance agencies b Payment is made to the insurance company b The company pays for all covered health services
Deductibles/Co-Pays b Deductibles are amounts that must be paid by the patient. b May be a set amount ($50- deductible). b May be percentage (80%-20% co-pay).
Govt. Health Care b Medicaid: operated by individual states: welfare, disabled, 65+
Govt. Health Care b Medicare: federal: 65+ or physically disabled person who has had SS benefits for at least 2 years.
ASSIGNMENT Ask your parent what type of health insurance he/she has; the name of the insurance, PPO or HMO, deductible or co-pay, premium. Is he/she satisfied with this health insurance? What does he/she like & dislike about it?
Trends in Health Care b Cost Containment b Home Care b Wellness programs
OBRA (1987) Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA)
OBRA (1987) --development of regulations regarding long term care and home health care
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA --development of guidelines and regulations regarding safety and health in the workplace
Wellness b b State of being in optimum heatlh with balanced relationship between physical, mental and social health
wellness b b This theory has led to holistic healthcare b b Based on the bodies natural healing ways b b Healthcare providers must respect choice
United States Medicine b b Called western system or biomedical medicine