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Ashford hca311 entire course (health care financing and information systems)


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Ashford hca311 entire course (health care financing and information systems)

  1. 1. Ashford HCA311 Entire Course (Health Care Financing and Information Systems) PLEASE DOWNLOAD HERESenate vs. House. Listen or review the slides on Health Insurance Exchanges. Ingeneral, what is the main difference in opinion of the House and the Senate?Whose viewpoint do you agree with? Discuss the reasoning of your response andsupport your response with a citation in APA from a minimum of one scholarlyreference.Government Revenue. Referencing Chapter 4 in the text, create a discussion onthe following:1. Identify 3 sources of government revenue2. In your opinion, are these sources of healthcare resourceful?3. How do you think they can be improved?4. Include a minimum of one scholarly reference, in APA format to support yourdiscussion.5. Initial post must contain a minimum of 250-300 words.6. Respond to at least two of your classmate’s postings.Decision Making. From your text, complete Assignment Exercise 1-2, page 355.Required:1. Refer to the Metropolis Health System case study appearing in Chapter 25.Read about the various types of services offered by MHS.2. The MHS organization chart has seven major areas of responsibility, eachheaded by a senior vice president (refer to page 291). Select one of the sevenareas (Information Systems, Finance, Human Affairs, etc.) and indicate theadditional levels of management that would fall under this area. Examples oforganizational charts are located in Figure 1-2 (pg. 7) and Figure 25-1 (pg. 290).3. Do you believe your design of the detailed organization chart indicatescentralized or decentralized lines of authority for decision making? Can youexplain your approach in one or two sentences?
  2. 2. Grouping Expenses. Referencing Chapters 5 and 6 in the text, and usingevidence in your text or from other sources for support, discuss the three ways togroup expenses:1. Traditional cost centers, diagnoses/procedures, and care settings.2. Compare and contrast the different types of groupings.3. Discuss the pros and cons of each. Provide and explain at least twoexamples/scenarios in which you would use specific groupings. Justify yourresponse.4. Which type of grouping do you think is better to use for control and planning?Why?5. Are there situations/circumstances where certain groupings would becompletely inappropriate? Why? Respond to at least two classmates’ postings.Do you agree/disagree with your classmates’ opinions? Why or why not? Supportyour response in at least 250-300 word post.Cost Centers. Complete the Assignment Exercise 5-1 on page 360-361. Answerthe questions in the text, and submit your responses to your instructor.Contribution Margin. Complete the Assignment Exercise 7-2 on page 365.Answer the questions in the text, and submit your responses to your instructor.You must show your work of how you computed the contribution margin.Reporting.Referencing Chapter 10 in the text, and using evidence from othersources for support answer the following questions. If you owned your ownbusiness, how would you utilize the information reported on your balance sheet,statement of revenue and expense, and statement of cash flows? Whatdeterminations or decisions can be made with the information reported? Pleasediscuss your response, and include an APA citation from a minimum of onescholarly reference to support your 250-300 word post. Respond to at least two ofyour classmates’ posts.Business Plan Topic. A business plan is a document, typically prepared in orderto obtain funding and/or financing. For your Final Paper in Week 5, you willassume the role of an entrepreneur and create a business plan to present to aninvestment company, seeking funding/financing for a type of health carebusiness. In the scenario you choose, you may already own a company you arelooking to expand, or you may focus on a start-up company.Types of healthcare business you could select include: a hospital or clinic, dentalequipment distributor, a healthcare training provider, a pharmaceutical biotechresearch firm, or a company offering hospice in-home workers. You may alsoselect a similar company that is not listed.
  3. 3. For this assignment, answer the questions listed in Chapter 24, Exhibit 24-2“Basic Information for the Service or Equipment Description” as they pertain toyour selected business. These answers will help you as you begin to developyour business plan.2.MHS Analysis. Refer to the Metropolis Health System Supplemental Informationat the back of the Examples and Exercises section. Use the MHS comparativeBalance Sheet, Statement of Revenue and Expenses, and Statement of FundBalance (pgs. 404 – 407).1) Identify the amounts for the current year for the following categories:a. Current Liabilitiesb. Total Assetsc. Income from Operationsd. Accumulated Depreciatione. Total Operating Revenuef. Current Portion of Long-Term Debtg. Interest Incomeh. Inventories2) Metropolis currently has $1,150,000 in cash. How long would it take them toaccumulate $2,000,000 in cash? Assume an interest rate of 5 percent.Capital Expenditure Budget. If you were assigned to prepare a capitalexpenditure budget request to add a retail pharmacy in the hospital, which twoindividuals from your department(s) would you want to have on your team to helpyou? How would you utilize them to help you? Justify your response and includea minimum of one scholarly reference to support your answer. Respond to atleast two of your classmates’ posts.Capital Expenditure Proposals. Refer to Assignment Exercise 16-1 on page393 in your assigned course textbook and submit your answers to the questionsin the text. In your response, include at least four requests Ted should make.Justify the requests and explain the strategy. Your paper needs to be two-threepages (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APAguidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must use at least onescholarly source besides the textbook, cited in APA format.
  4. 4. Operating Budget. Review Mini-Case Study 1 in Chapter 26 in your assignedcourse textbook. In a one-to-two page paper, explain why you would or would notaccept the proposal to add a retail pharmacy to a hospital. List at least threeimprovements that could be made to the proposal to make it more effective.Lease or Buy. Referencing Chapter 23 in your text, and using evidence in yourtext or from other sources for support, discuss the following in a minimum of 250-300 words: In the examples used in the chapter, there is not much monetarydifference between owning versus leasing. In these circumstances, which methodwould you recommend? Why? Support your assertions with a minimum of onescholarly source, cited in APA format.FocusoftheFinalPaperRefer to Chapter 24 of the text. Utilize the health care business you selected inWeek One as well as the answers to the Basic Information questions. Create aBusiness Plan proposal for your health care company that includes the followingsections:1. Executive Summary: 1 – 2 pages, concise summary of a business report. Itrestates the purpose of the report, it highlights the major points of the report, andit describes any results, conclusions, or recommendations from the report.2. Service and / or Equipment Description: 1 page minimum3. Organizational Plan: 1 page minimum, include a chart that illustrates thestructure of the organization. In addition, provide a summary of your management(i.e. background, responsibilities, etc.)4. Marketing Segment: 1 page minimum, include demographics, target market,any incentives, competitors, advertisement, etc.5. Financial Analysis: Projected income statement and types of assumptionsmade to compute the figures.a. Typical Income Statement assumption information requirements.b. What types of revenue?c. How many services will be offered to produce the revenue (by month)?d. How much labor will be required (FTEs)?e. What will the labor cost?f. How many and what types of supplies, drugs and/or devices will be required tooffer the service?
  5. 5. g. What will the supplies, drugs and/or devices cost?h. How much space will be required?i. What will the required space occupancy cost?j. Is special equipment required?Your Business Plan should include a title page and table of contents (section andpage numbers).The final paper must be eight-to ten-pages in length (excluding title and referencepages). Include five to eight scholarly sources, cited in APA format.Sample Business Plans. Retrieved from