Within the Patient Protection and Affordable Act of 2010 (PPACA) many programs were able to be implemented based on the PPACA provisions. To create change one must work together with others to help advance nursing to provide quality care for our patients, while at the same time decreasing costs. Many nurses today may have different viewpoints on the programs that were implemented. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the nurse colleague’s impressions in regards to the anticipated health care delivery, and the new roles of nurses in hospital settings, communities, clinics, and medical homes.
Anticipated Healthcare Delivery
To demonstrate the nurses view points on the anticipated healthcare delivery many believe …show more content…
Many families in low socioeconomic areas and teens are being provided with care they need for health promotion and the management of health conditions (Kulbolk et al., 2012). For instance, one nurse colleague noted in the home health she works for many of her patients were receiving better care at the home health verses the hospital, based on the patients’ health status improving. Many conditions were prevented through the advance care given to her patients, with twenty four hour care given by the staffed nurses in the colleague’s …show more content…
With the nurses being able to go back to school and advance their education, they are being able to provide their patients with more holistic care. The colleagues believed with the growing population we will need as much NP’s to manage and care for these patients. Overall, studies have found NP prices lower than a physician’s costs, allowing more patients to be treated, and further decreasing mortality rates (Naylor & Kurtzman, 2010).
Medical Homes Furthermore, the colleagues view points on the nurse’s role in medical homes, have cost physician’s office more of an expensive. The primary care physicians work along with a healthcare team of nurses, which provides patient centered care for the patients at lower costs. On the other hand, the nurses have stated that this causes more money to have the nurses present.
One example of the use of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is through United Healthcare. United Healthcare “will provide the selected primary-care practices with technology, infrastructure support, care coordination, with the goal of leveraging improved information systems to enhance patient access to care, the quality and safety of the care experience, and patient satisfaction with health care providers” (Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative,