Unit 5 Assignment
Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
Compare accreditation and licensure.
Understand the role of federal and state governments in the accreditation and licensure process.
Recognize the role of nonprofit organizations, especially professional associations, as they pertain to accreditation.
Course outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
HS410-3: Compare the roles of governmental and nonprofit agencies in accreditation and licensure of healthcare organizations and professionals.
You are working for a community-based patient advocacy group. Your boss sends you an email asking for publicly available information that your organization can compile for consumers. Your boss wants to know about accrediting agencies and provider report cards that exist for various types of public and private healthcare institutions (hospitals, managed care plans, long term care facilities, etc.).
Reply to your boss with a one page email that describes the types of accrediting agencies and provider report cards that currently exist. Be sure to include examples and hot links so that your boss can readily follow up on this information if she so chooses.