Arjohuntleigh Healthcare Environment Knowledge Check

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Arjohuntleigh Healthcare Environment Knowledge Check

General questions about the current state of healthcare and some focused questions on Accountable Care Organziations #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The most expensive group of healthcare consumers are:
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      Working Age Adults

    • C. 

      65 and Over Adults

    • D. 

      Other

  • 2. 
    The top 10% of Medicare Beneficiaries consume over 1/2 of total Medicare spending
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    As of 2008 the majority of U.S. Hospitals are part of health systems
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    U.S. national health expenditure declined in 2011 to $2.5 Trillion, from $2.6 Trillion in 2010. #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Hospital purchases can be placed into 4 categories. The best representation of the general spend categories is:
    • A. 

      Salaries, Supplies, Pharmaceuticals, and Administrative Costs

    • B. 

      Labor, Commodities, Services and Capital

    • C. 

      Hard Costs, Soft Costs, Budgeted and Un-Budgeted Expenditures

    • D. 

      Medical Services, Professional Services, General Services, and Support Services

  • 6. 
    On average, U.S. hospitals spend between 13-18% of the cost of a patient stay on supplies #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The top 3 things hospital executives are doing to reduce cost in this difficult environment are: #next_pages_container{width:5px;hight:5px;position:absolute;top:-100px;left:-100px;z-index:2147483647!important;}   #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }  
    • A. 

      Cutting Administrative Costs

    • B. 

      Reducing Staff

    • C. 

      Reducing Services

    • D. 

      Divesting Assets

    • E. 

      Considering Merger

    • F. 

      Other

  • 8. 
    A serice line is:
    • A. 

      A center of excellence for a hospital

    • B. 

      A product line that includes screening & prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare support

    • C. 

      Run by a profit and loss accountable service-line manager

    • D. 

      An integrated laboratory

    • E. 

      Focused on a patient population with needs for access, quality, and convenience

    • F. 

      Don't Know

  • 9. 
    While 11% of Hospital organizations say the're already part of ACOs, only 39% say they plan to become part of one. ACO thought leaders believe the reason for the reduction in interest in participation is due to: #next_pages_container{width:5px;hight:5px;position:absolute;top:-100px;left:-100px;z-index:2147483647!important;}   #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }  
    • A. 

      An increase in the politicized nature of Healthcare Reform

    • B. 

      Organizations being distracted by other things

    • C. 

      An emerging understanding that ACOs are a fad

    • D. 

      The belief that the program is incompatible with provider capabilities

    • E. 

      High costs and difficulties associated with hospitals' adoption of the ACO care delivery model

  • 10. 
    One of the major reasons orgnizations are interested in becoming ACOs is because financial risk is being shifted onto providers #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    ACO implementations typically include: (Select all that apply) #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }  
    • A. 

      Nurse Navigators/ Care Coordinators

    • B. 

      Patient Centered Medical Home

    • C. 

      Structured Clinical Pathways

    • D. 

      Pay for Performance Incentives

  • 12. 
    The Triple Aim of Accountable Care is to improve 1) Population Health Status, 2) Quality and Efficiency, and 3) Patient Satisfaction and Engagement. #next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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