Discuss the differential diagnosis (DD) process. Identify 3 different DD processes used in clinical practice. Describe the risks/benefits of these 3 processes.

Discuss the differential diagnosis (DD) process. Identify 3 different DD processes used in clinical practice. Describe the risks/benefits of these 3 processes.

Supply of Primary Care Workforce

Supply of Primary Care Workforce Scenario: Your hospital has an opportunity to participate with an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) contract with 10,000 ACO patients. The ACO patient population exp

Supply of Primary Care Workforce

Scenario: Your hospital has an opportunity to participate with an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) contract with 10,000 ACO patients. The ACO patient population expects about 1,000 avoidable hospitalizations per year with a potential savings of $10 million, which will be shared 50% revenue to the insurer and 50% revenue to the hospital. The ACO patient population will require an average of 6 office visits per year, and 60,000 total office visits will need to be supplied by your primary care workforce.

To prepare

Based on the scenario and financial data provided, conduct a financial projection (revenues, expenses, and profit) which analyzes the efficiency in the supply of health services.

In a 2- to 3-page Word document that includes tables and/or calculations, make recommendations on the following: 1) number of physicians and nurse practitioners; 2) reimbursement method: salary or fee-for-service; 3) recommendations for financial incentives to address challenges of supplier induced demand and ensure efficiency. Interpret the net profit from the ACO contract based on your recommendations. Support your recommendations with rationale, including how the financial calculations impacted your recommendations.

Financial Data ACO revenue:

Number of ACO patients 10,000

Potential savings:

Number of avoidable hospitalizations per patient 0.1 Total avoidable hospitalizations per year 1,000 Cost per avoidable hospitalization $10,000

Total cost of avoidable hospitalizations $10,000,000

Demand for healthcare/utilization: Number of office visits per patient 6

Financial Data ACO revenue:

Number of ACO patients 10,000

Potential savings:

Number of avoidable hospitalizations per patient 0.1 Total avoidable hospitalizations per year 1,000 Cost per avoidable hospitalization $10,000

Total cost of avoidable hospitalizations $10,000,000

Demand for healthcare/utilization:

Number of office visits per patient 6

Total office visits per year 60,000

Supply of workforce/expense:

Employed providers (salary)

Physician salary per year $200,000

Nurse practitioner salary per year $100,000

Contracted providers (fee-for-service)

Physician fee per visit $100

Nurse practitioner fee per visit $50

Productivity:

Physician visits per year 3,000

Nurse practitioner visits per year 2,000

Financial incentives:

Salary bonus to ensure efficiency 10% Bonus fee per visit to ensure efficiency $1

Assess the past and present impact nurses, including advanced professional/advanced practice nurses, have made in addressing this health issue.

In your Collaborative Learning Community, write a paper of 500-1,000 words and include the following:

Assess the past and present impact nurses, including advanced professional/advanced practice nurses, have made in addressing this health issue.
Describe how nurses can become more broadly involved with influencing health policy related to this issue. Include resources available.
Hypothesize how nurses can positively impact future outcomes related to the provision of care for persons affected by the health issue.
Synthesize all aspects of the health care issue through a summary conclusion, concisely tying up Parts 1-6 of the CLC – Health Issue Analysis.

This is APA format, 3 references, I have attached topics 1-5 that is needed for this CLC project

Topic 1
Influenza CLC group essay 11-28-2017
Introduction
Influenza commonly known as flu is a contagious respiratory infection that attacks the general respiratory system that is, the nose, throat, and even the lungs. It is caused by the two types of influenza viruses which are influenza A, influenza B and influenza C (Wang & Tao, 2010). Attacks from both viruses are epidemic and seasonal as they are common within specific periods within a year. Attack mechanisms for influenza A viruses depends on the genes on the surface protein of a patient. They are normally spread through sneezing and coughing from an infected individual to the surrounding air (Wang & Tao, 2010).
The flu can also attack an individual in case they get into direct body tissue contact with an infected individual for example handshaking. Health professionals argue that the flu virus is stubborn and spreads mainly over tiny droplets which are produced when the infected individuals’ cough, talk, and sneeze (Wang & Tao, 2010). Such droplets are easily carried by the surrounding air and can be landed in the nose and mouths of the immediate persons. Additionally, it can enter into one’s system if he or she gets into direct contact with a surface or object that has the influenza bacteria and consequently rubs or touches their nose, mouth or even eyes (Wang & Tao, 2010).
Health departments have overtime identified initiative to address the problem of influenza, such initiatives include: 
Reducing human exposure to the flu viruses, this initiative works by notifying the public on the safe ways to prevent and control the spread of the virus and it actively works to reduce infection opportunities and curbs the spread of the pandemic virus (Abramson, 2011).
They have built able capacities to cope with the pandemic, measures have been taken and put in place to cope with the virus since helping the society to stay free from the virus (Abramson, 2011).
They have innovated much on early warning and acknowledgments, information about influenza and its impacts to the society are made clear since it is effective for the society to stay free from the influenza virus (Abramson, 2011).
Necessary global scientific researches are being carried out and developments to ensure that vaccines and antiviral drugs are available across the globe mostly during the seasons which the virus is spread. The scientific knowledge enables quick and effective identification of the virus at its initial stages (Abramson, 2011).
Several measures have been put in place to measure the progress of the issue. They include;
The World Health Organization has continuously carried out tests to identify cases of attack by the virus at its early stages that are in one to four days of an individual’s exposure to the influenza virus (Tam & Sellwood, 2013).
Materials enlightening the public about the virus and the most convenient ways to stay free from the attack are being developed and provisional with all measures that can help curb and salvage the situation (Tam & Sellwood, 2013).
The current status of the issue based on measures outcomes clarifies that the globe is well up and at a good place to overcome the spread of influenza viruses. This has been made possible by the continuous scientific researchers which develop antiviral drugs and vaccines which are work to stop the spread and impacts of the influenza virus upon the general society (Tam & Sellwood, 2013).