|Due By (Pacific Time)
||12/17/2016 12:00 pm
Part1: Select Policymaker and Topic (due by Day 7 of Week 3)
For the Final Project Part 1, you will conduct extensive research that is focused, current, and most important, accurate. Select a policy that has been enacted into law within the last year or a current Bill that is in the policy development process. The aim of this project is for you to explore the legal, ethical, and policy implications of your selected health care policy issue.
Note: In grading the Final Project, your Instructor uses a Final Project Rubric. Review the rubric prior to completing your Project Component.
Document: Final Project Component 1 Rubric (Word document)
All rubrics can also be found in the Course Information area in the course navigation menu.
The Assignment (1 page)
- Identify a policymaker in the Birmingham Alabama area. This could be a member of the U.S. Congress from your state of residence, a state represented or other elected official or an equivalent legislative person that you identify if you are from a territory. If you are an international student, you may choose any policymaker in your area who is responsible for enacting health care policy or laws. Provide the name, title, contact information, and web page if available. Also, explain why you selected this policymaker.
- Select a health care policy issue of interest that the policymaker you selected supports or opposes. This will be the topic of your Final Project. Feel free to use media resources regarding the issue in order to increase your understanding of how a policy or law can impact the health care issue. Provide a short summary of the health care policy issue you selected.
- Learning Resource
- Teitelbaum J., & Pozgar G. (2015). Law, ethics, and policy in healthcare administration (Custom ed.). Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
- Chapter 7, “Government Ethics and the Law” (pp. 236–254)
- Chapter 9, “Physician Ethical and Legal Issues” (pp. 299–323)
- National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units. (n.d.). NAMFCU participating states. Retrieved from http://www.namfcu.net/states
- United States House of Representatives. (n.d.). Find your representative. Retrieved from http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Compliance 101. Retrieved from http://oig.hhs.gov/compliance/101/index.asp