The author of this discussion post emphasizes the importance of providing safe and quality care to all individuals, regardless of their physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, or medical needs. They acknowledge that the healthcare system is flawed and that not everyone has equitable access to healthcare. As a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), the author aims to empower their students and other nurses to educate clients about prevention and the maintenance of diseases, illnesses, and risk factors for comorbidities.
The author believes that if clients are in control of their health and well-being, it can reduce the need for frequent hospitalizations, medications, diagnostic tests, and visits to emergency departments. They highlight the importance of healthcare providers collaborating to ensure that clients receive necessary care while avoiding needless or repetitive tests and procedures. The Affordable Care Act’s goal is to provide quality care to all individuals at controlled costs, and the author believes that value-based insurance design (VBID) can help achieve this goal.
VBID is designed to bring value to healthcare by suggesting the use of high-value services and discouraging the implementation of low-value services through cost-quality pairing. The implementation of VBID has the potential to improve patient outcomes. However, the author emphasizes the need to educate individuals about provider networks, health plan options, and out-of-pocket expenses.
One potential benefit of VBID is improved medication compliance. When medications are made more affordable, clients can afford them and reduce the number of comorbid conditions, exacerbations, and life-threatening conditions. This, in turn, helps reduce costs and improve health outcomes.
Overall, the author’s discussion highlights the importance of providing equitable access to healthcare and empowering individuals to take control of their health. They emphasize the need for collaboration among healthcare providers, the value of implementing VBID, and the importance of educating individuals about their options and expenses.
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