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Brief timeline of developments influential to modern healthcare managment

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Who is considered "the father of Western medicine? Hippocrates
Name the first American Hospital and give its location. Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in Philadelphia, PA in the mid-1700s
What is the 1910 Flexner Report? The Carnegie Foundation funded study that documented the lack of standards in medical education and healthcare.
Who is responsible for the first hospital standardization and when did it take place? The American College of Surgeons, (ACS) developed the first hospital standardization in 1918.
What act was signed into law by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to provide retirement income for the elderly? The Social Security Act of 1935?
What was the primary goal of the Hill Burton Act of 1946? To provide grants to build new hospitals and modernize older ones.
What is Title XVIII - 1965? Public Law 89-97: The amendment to the Social Security Act which expanded Medicare coverage for people 65 years and older to include those with disabilities and chronic end-stage diseases.
What is Title XIX - 1965? Medicaid expansion to provide medical services to the poor, disabled, pregnant women, and children.
What is the primary purpose of COBRA (1985): Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985 - Continuation of Health Coverage? COBRA gives workers who lose their jobs, the right to retain group health benefits for themselves and their families for a limited time under certain circumstances.
What is the primary purpose of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) of 1986? The NPDB was established to maintain records of physician malpractice,lawsuits, and other quality issues nationwide.
What is primary purpose of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA)? PSDA requires healthcare facilities to provide written information on the patient’s right to execute advance directives and to accept or refuse medical treatment.
What is HIPAA? Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(1996)
What is the primary purpose of HIPAA? To develop national standards for the privacy and security of healthcare records while allowing patients ownership and greater access to their own healthcare records.
What is ARRA? American Recovery and Reinvestment Act(2009)
What is the primary purpose of ARRA? ARRA was signed in to law to facilitate America's recovery from the 2008 recession by creating jobs and investment in infrastructure, education, health, and renewable energy.
What is HITECH? Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
What was the primary purpose of HITECH? HITECH advanced the development of the nationwide Health Information Exchange, (HIE), strengthened privacy and security standards, and made the Office of the National Coordinator for Health information Technology permanent.
What is the correct name for "Obamacare"? Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
What was the primary purpose of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010? To create a national health insurance marketplace, (AKA Exchanges and HIEs).
What are four additional benefits of the Affordable Care Act? No annual or lifetime limits on coverage You can’t be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition Insurance companies can’t drop you when you are sick Young adults can stay on parents plan until 26
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