HSM 410 Final Exam Guide NEW
1. (TCO 1) What is the best indicator of high-quality healthcare? (Points : 6)
Number of providers in a geographic area
Percentage of uninsured
Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) Define health policy. (Points : 6)
Legislation that governs Medicare and Medicaid
Current and proposed legislation that governs the actions, decisions, and behaviors that affect the health of a society
Proposed bills that govern health insurance
Question 3. 3. (TCO 3) Proportional payments are: (Points : 6)
the ratio of payment to income that is the same for all classes.
payments that take a falling percentage of income as income increases.
payments that take a rising percentage of income as income increases.
a set fee regardless of income.
Question 4. 4. (TCO 4) Which of the following would be considered a painless cost control? (Points : 6)
Eliminating an outdated procedure
Increasing administrative fees
Encouraging the use of new technology
Encouraging prescribing brand name medications
Question 5. 5. (TCO 6) What percentage of long-term care financing is provided by Medicare? (Points : 6)
Question 6. 6. (TCO 7) Which of the following is not a category of national health insurance plans? (Points : 6)
Government-financed health insurance
Employer-mandated private health insurance
Individual-mandated public health insurance plans
Question 7. 7. (TCO 1) How is health policy formed? (Points : 6)
Through discussion with patients
Through the judicial system
Through the legislative process
Both B and C
Question 8. 8. (TCO 3) In the 1990s, the push for cost containment changed how physicians and hospitals are paid. The changes: (Points : 6)
replaced fee-for-service payments with prospective payment methods.
bundled services into one payment to shift risk away from payers.
consisted of payment being negotiated between providers and payers.
All of the above
Question 9. 9. (TCO 4) The goals of disease prevention are: (Points : 6)
to decrease costs.
to delay disability and death.
to maximize illness-free years.
Both B & C
Question 10. 10. (TCO 4) What is rationing? (Points : 6)
Reviewing available resources
Limited availability of medical equipment
Limitation of resources, including money, for medical services
Individual choice for medical care
1. (TCO 5) How does gender affect access and quality of health services? (Points : 15)
Question 2. 2. (TCO 6) What are components of high-quality care? (Points : 15)
estion 3. 3. (TCO 2) What are the three models of organizing care? Provide a brief description of the care provided at each level. (Points : 15)
Question 4. 4. (TCO 6) What is the most aggregated payment method for a physician? For a hospital? (Points : 15)
1. (TCO 3) How does malpractice affect quality of healthcare services? What are two options for malpractice reform? (Points : 25)
Question 2. 2. (TCO 4) What is the concept of patient cost sharing? Is it a painless form of cost control? If so, for whom? (Points : 25)
Question 3. 3. (TCO 7) Is death an enemy that is to be fought off at all costs, or is it a condition of life that is to be accepted? How does the way that we answer this question affect the kind of healthcare system that we might embrace? Which do you feel currently governs the U.S. healthcare system? Justify your answer. (Points : 25)