Access to Healthcare
An area of concern in healthcare today is the ability of individuals to access care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed many initiatives that tie reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to better quality of care and access to it.
You have been asked by the Community Relations Committee of Healing Hands Hospital to evaluate how the hospital can improve access to healthcare resources by members of the community and create strategies to improve access to care within your geographic region.
Discuss the barriers that patients experience when accessing health care resources.
Why do barriers continue to exist when it comes to access and equal health care?
What one measure could Healing Hands Hospital take to improve access to care for its community?