For the Session Long Project we will explore economics of health care policies from the standpoint of the health care manager.
For the first component of the Session Long Project, please write a position paper addressing health care for the aging as follows:
The Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), created by Section 3026 of the Affordable Care Act, tests models for improving care transitions from the hospital to other settings and reducing readmissions for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries. Based on information from various articles/websites on aging, address the following topics:
1. What is the CCTP initiative?
2. Identify and discuss the overall goals of the CCTP.
3. What data was used to justify this initiative?
4. How will the participating organizations be evaluated on their effectiveness?
5. Do you believe this initiative will achieve its goals and objectives? Why or why not?
SLP Assignment Expectations
You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 2–3 pages.
Required Readings
Community-based care transitions program. (n.d.).Retrieved from
Frank, R., & Newhouse, J. (2008, Jan/Feb). Should drug prices be negotiated under Part D of Medicare? And if so, how? Health Affairs, 27(1), 33-43.
Grabowski, D., O’Malley, J., & Barhydt, N. (2007, Nov.). The Costs and Potential Savings Associated with Nursing Home Hospitalizations. Health Affairs.26(6),1753-61.
Additional Readings (Optional)
Kim, H., & Lyons, A. (2008, Spr.). No Pain, no strain: Impact of health on the financial security of older Americans. The Journal of Consumer Affairs, 42(1), 9-36.
Lau, D., Glasser Scandrett, K., Jarzebowski, M., Holman, K., et al. (2007, Dec.). Health-related safety: A framework to address barriers to aging in place. The Gerontologist. 47(6), 830-837.
McAuley,W., McCutcheon, M., & Travis, S. (2008, Spring). Advance directives for health care among older community residents. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. 30(4), 402-418.
Williams, D. (2005). Patterns and Causes of Disparities in Health. Chapter 8 in: Policy Challenges in Modern Health Care. Ed. By Mechanic, D., Rogut, L., & Colby, D. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-3578-6. *Please note that this excellent textbook is available in TUI’s ebrary.
Winakur, J. (2007, Nov.,Dec.). Dad’s Legacy. Health Affairs, 26(6), 1728-173