In this unit, you will explore a variety of healthcare industry regulations and best practices for ensuring that they are followed. You will develop a regulatory
reference guide that you can use in your career in healthcare administration. By the end of this unit, you will be able to understand the difference among rules,
laws, and regulations. Likewise, you will be able to identify regulations in the healthcare industry and evaluate best practices for regulatory compliance.
A reference guide is simply a document that helps the user locate information in a quick and easy fashion. Create your reference guide as a tool that you can
use in your career.
Your reference guide will be divided into five main sections. Each section will contain detailed information (i.e., name of organization, a brief descriiption, and
hyperlink to the respective source).
Feel free to be as creative as you desire. Grading is based on evidence of completing the requirements for each section.
Your regulatory reference guide must contain the following elements:
Section I: Regulatory Oversight (10)
Create a reference section that easily identifies (1) federal regulatory oversight and (2) state regulatory oversight (when applicable) for the following types of
assisted living facility
critical access hospital
home health care
rural health clinic
skilled nursing facility
Veterans Health Administration
Section II: Government Agencies (20)
Create a reference section that easily identifies at least 20 government agencies relative to the field of healthcare administration. Some examples include the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Section III: Membership Associations (20)
Create a reference section that easily identifies at least 20) membership associations relative to the field of healthcare administration. Some examples
include the American Medical Association, the American College of Healthcare Administrators, American Psychological Association, American College of
Healthcare Executives, etc.
Section IV: Medicare Compare (8)
Create a reference section that easily identifies all the Medicare Compare websites:
Section V: Licensing (2)
Create a reference section that easily identifies any national or state licensing boards for leadership careers in the following healthcare fields:
assisted living facilities
skilled nursing facilities
Report your findings by using one of the methods below:
Word document saved as a .pdf (Ensure live links are enabled.)
Publisher document saved as a .pdf (Ensure live links are enabled.)
Other (must obtain approval from instructor)
Your reference guide must contain live links to your websites.
Your reference guide can be as creative as you desire.
If you describe your sections or information within your sections, do not plagiarize! Summarize in your own words.
Submitting your work:
Submit your assignment to the appropriate Dropbox.
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your
Assignment: Healthcare Regulations and Best Practices
Unit Outcomes addressed in this assignment:
Explain the differences between rules, laws, and regulations.
Identify regulations impacting the healthcare industry.
Evaluate best practices for regulatory compliance.
Course Outcome addressed in this assignment: