Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Test and Trace
by Marin, Julissa, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 67; 28030422
Abstract (Summary)

The Affordable Care Act reformed healthcare for people living in the United States. by extending health insurance coverage, expanding Medicaid programs, and supporting innovative medical care delivery. While this act improves coverage and reduces health care costs, there are still issues with accessing medical care. One major concern is the lack of utilization for preventive services which presents the opportunity for Test and Trace. Their mission is to use evidence-based research, best practices, and peer review to implement changes to current health practices by identifying high-risk members. Payers are the clients that Test and Trace will contract with to (1) identify the needs of members and track health outcomes, (2) refer members to medical services and community resources, and (3) health promotion activities. Test and Trace will offer tools and resources designed to monitor and support members by expanding screenings and preventive measures to reduce costs for payers. This business proposal will elaborate how Test and Trace plans to become the premier choice for insurance companies to reduce the use of hospitalization, readmissions, and emergency room visits for high-risk members who do not have the opportunity to use their preventive resources.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Erlyana, Erlyana
Commitee: O'Lawrence, Henry, Gotz, Cindy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/6(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health care management, Public policy, Epidemiology
Keywords: Affordable Care Act, Preventive services, SDOH, United States, Medical care delivery, Medical care access, Hospitalizations, Readmissions, Emergency room visits, High-risk patients, Preventive resources
Publication Number: 28030422
ISBN: 9798698595472
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