Explain the purpose and essential activities of each of the following healthcare organizations..

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Explain the purpose and essential activities of each of the following organizations. Describe how each organization contributes to the U.S. healthcare system.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Centers for Disease Control

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Joint Commission

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research

Alliance for Health Reform

Healthcare Financial Management Association

CARF International

Organize this information in a clear and concise spreadsheet with categories including agency name, purpose, essential activities, and contributions to US Health System Use your own words for all information provided. Your audience consists of healthcare professionals who are part of a team of administrators seeking to improve services through compliance with external standards. The group is also exploring accreditation through Joint Commission or Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation.

Seek quality sources (for example, the agency direct web site) to support your learning and demonstration of competency in this assessment. The UWM Health Sciences libgiuide, located in the Getting Started section of this competency set also offers sources of information that you may find useful.

Please be sure to reference the source of your information in your submitted assessment.

HS 102 Healthcare Delivery in the United States Learning resources –Competency 5 UWM libraries FLEX libguide http://guides.library.uwm.edu/imaging Healthcare agencies http://www.cms.gov/ http://www.cdc.gov/ http://www.hhs.gov/ http://www.jointcommission.org/ http://www.ahrq.gov/ http://www.allhealth.org/ http://www.hfma.org/ http://www.carf.org/home/ Introduction to Healthcare Systems Jones-Bartlett Publishers sample chapter http://www.jblearning.com/samples/0763746878/46878_CH01_pass1.pdf

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School: UC Berkeley



Running head: HEALTHCARE

Healthcare Organizations



Essential Activities


Contribution to the US
healthcare System

Centers for

To oversee several

To administer Medicare

The CMS has contributed to


federal healthcare

programs. Additionally,

the US healthcare sector in

and Medicaid programs. These include

the agency works in close many ways. For example,


health information

relationship with state

through Medicare and

technology such as

government in order to

Medicaid, the CMS has

programs which involve

govern Medicaid,

ensured that there is quality

the use of EHR.

children health insurance

health care delivery in many

agendas as well as health

parts of the country (Centers

insurance transferability

for Medicare and Medicaid


Services, 2016).
Also, it has promoted
professionalism through its
survey and certification

Centers for

To improve the overall

As a federal agency, its

It has made it easy to control


public health of the

activities are many. For

infectious diseases in the US.


citizens of the US.

instance, CDC involves

Also, CDC has contributed to

conducting and

the US healthcare system in

supporting health

that it supports many activities

promotion and

which are geared towards

prevention activities in

enlightening people on how to


the US. Additionally,

live health lifestyles. As such,

CDC conducts health

there has been a decrease in

promotion activities such

the number of common illness

as ways of enhancing

which used to affect many

good health habits, ways

Americans (Berríos-Torres,

of preventing the spread

Umscheid, Bratzler, Leas,

of HIV, promoting

Stone, Kelz & Dellinger,

healthy lifestyles and

2017). Through CDC, there

also giving beneficial

has also been medical research

health information to

which has led to new drugs

people about how to be

hence improving the wellbeing

actively involved in their

of people.


To protect the health of

Offering of children

Contribution to the healthcare


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