UTILIZATION MANAGEMENT (SLP)

The Session Long Project for this course is to evaluate and critique a health care facility you are familiar with and compare it to the general principles and standards for quality assurance presented in this course.

In the earlier modules you identified a health care facility for the subject of the SLP and presented a description of the facility and its quality assurance program. You also critiqued the facility’s Continuous Quality Improvement program.

In this module you will discuss and critique the subject facility’s Utilization Management program. The remaining modules for the Session Long Project the remaining tasks are as follows:

SLP Assignment Expectations

For this module you are to complete the following tasks and to submit a 4- to 5-page paper. (This does not include the title or reference pages):

  • Describe and discuss the facility’s Utilization Management program.
  • Compare and critique the subject facility’s Utilization Management program to that of a model facility and whether the facility adheres to the recognized standard for utilization management, including utilization review and whether this review leads to improvement in the quality of care.
  • Identify areas for improvement in the facility’s Utilization management program, if any, and any recommendations you think should be implemented to improve the quality of patient care.
 
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