Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ discussion posts. Be constructive and professional with your thoughts, feedback, or suggestions. 125 words each post
1.Laws and regulations are important in healthcare because they ensure patients receive safe care. Laws and regulations ensure that all providers are held to the same standards and one provider can’t legally get away with something another provider can’t get away with. They help form standardization in treatment and care. Laws and Regulations also ensure that insurance companies are all held to the same standards. Reimbursement rules are impacted by laws and regulations. EMTALA is a great example of this. EMTALA acknowledges that patients have a right to receive care in certain emergent situations regardless of an ability to pay. Unfortunately many of the laws and regulations we have today that are directly related to patient care came as a result of an unsatisfactory event at some point. Things are put in place to ensure patients are receiving the appropriate care.
I believe that patient safety has one of the biggest impact on laws and regulations. Healthcare providers take an oath to provide care to patients with safety as a priority. Patients who voice their concerns or dissatisfactions to the right governing bodies tend to get results.
2.The purpose of laws and regulations in the health care industry is important because it provides standardization of care across the board. For every law and regulation, whether it be new or updated, they must be set into place and given to the employees to ensure the quality of care is not being compromised. Keeping up with the new and updated laws and regulations can be difficult, just as ensuring employers are effectively training all employees on the new and updated laws and regulations. Heath care is a dangerous rewarding field, but without the laws and regulations health care would be even more dangerous than it is today. When a patient goes to the doctor, they are trusting that doctor and his or her staff with their life. If they go in for a simple procedure and something goes wrong, they trust that the medical teams is properly trained to handle any issues that arrive. Without these rules and regulations doctors would be able to play God in a sense and making them pay for their actions would be very difficult with the laws and regulations set into place for the protection of the patients as well as the medical team and health care organization.
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