Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read Chapter 17 in the text and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.

Prior to engaging in this discussion, please read Chapter 17 in the text and review any relevant Instructor Guidance.  It is suggested that you review the recommended articles to glean any helpful information. To begin you initial post, research one of the health profession licensing agencies in your state. Analyze and comment on the role this professional licensing group plays in the creation of policy within the profession as well as the impact those policies potentially have on the economics of health services. Then, specifically look at the composition of the licensing agency’s board of directors. Describe the present composition of the board membership. Evaluate the social-cultural issues that might influence health economics in your state based on the diversity of the board in question. Is the present composition a fair representation of the community the board is supposed to serve? What, if any, consumer representation exists on the board? Compare and contrast economic challenges and incentives among health care’s organizational models such as the licensing agency you have selected.Guided Response: Read several of your classmates’ posts and provide a substantive written response to at least two of your peers. Discuss whether or not you agree with the conclusions provided in your classmate’s initial post. Choose one aspect with which you disagree and offer your ideas as to how the licensing agency can remain relevant in the new health care setting under the Affordable Care Act. Provide at least one peer-reviewed reference outside of your textbook to support your position. You must also comment specifically on one aspect of your classmate’s post with which you agree. Provide a brief explanation as to why the statements were effective, and support your opinion and assertions with research. In addition to responding to at least two other students’ posts, it is recommended that you reply to at least one person who responded to your original post either by respectfully defending your conclusion or by listing how you might implement the changes your classmate suggested.
received on your Concept Paper Submission in Week Four.