“Improving Maternal Health and Extending Postpartum Coverage in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)”. The letter does mention that Black and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals are up to five times more likely than White individuals to die from pregnancy-related complications and they are more likely to have a preventable death. The letter also states that Black individuals who had gestational diabetes were found to have among the lowest postpartum diabetes screening rates despite having the highest risk for progression to chronic diabetes (“DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES,” 2021). With this rule it will extend postpartum coverage options and provide care to individuals that can reduce the number of pregnancy-related deaths and improve continuity of care for individuals that have diabetes, hypertension, cardiac conditions, substance use disorder, and even depression. Under the current law, pregnant women that receive Medicaid are eligible for pregnancy-related services for a 60-day period, beginning on the last day of pregnancy ends, when the child is born. The individuals are covered for 60 days for post-partum care, this is referred to as “60-day postpartum period”. The new plan is to provide individuals with 12 months of continuous postpartum coverage regardless of any changes in circumstances or how the pregnancy ends. States that do not elect the extended postpartum coverage option must continue to provide the 60-day postpartum period care as currently required. I feel that all states should offer this new extended coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries to help new mothers or mothers from lower income with their postpartum care. I feel that this could help these mothers with serious medical issues and help them work through them as well so that they can have a better life and better chances of surviving postpartum.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES. (2021). https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/sho21007.pdf
levant IT software can relieve pressure save time and increase accuracy however the scope of the role would be far greater. 3.3 Analyse key factors & trends impacting on a school: See Appendix 2: Political: Brexit is causing a lot of uncertainty with our European students and teachers; Brexit could cause a significant reduction in students from across Europe and reduce the diversity in schools also increase in staffing problems due to the lack of teachers from European countries filling in posts, teachers who bring new cultures and approaches to our schools and community. With so much turmoil in the government school policies like the national funding formula has been pushed back. Economic: The rise in the minimum wage enables families to have more disposal income, therefore working extra hours or a second job may not be necessary which enables parents to devote more time to their children’s schooling and activities. Social: Schools are adopting specific behaviours to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, implementing community centered strategies for parent involvement, monitoring of progress and providing individual learning support; schools have systems in place for early identification and intervention. Pupil premium awarded to raise attainment and also different strategies are used to engage with the disadvantaged families to increase parental engagement and improve academic performance. Technological: Smart apps and devices are fast and furious, schools are confronted with challenging issues from online risks such as violation of privacy or fraud, schools are expected to educate children by raising awareness about these risks and how to avoid them, however budget restrictions is causing to be a barrier on latest ICT equipment and software. 3.4 Explain how a range of analytical tools can be used to investigate & address key management issues within a school: Using analytical tools widens the approach of thinking, enabling SBMs to solve a problem, be predictive and be implementable. I believe the aim of using analytical tools is to sharpen the focus of the analysis and to ensure methodical, balanced approach, e.g. SWOT- helps to focus on internal and external factors, which SBMs can use to identify issues as well as barriers and solutions, useful to spot danger and improve weakness. PESTLE tool can be used to analyse various external factors, which impact schools.>GET ANSWER