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MHA 612 Week 1 Assignment Ownership Forms of Health Care Organizations

MHA 612 Week 1 DQ 2

MHA 612 Week 2 Assignment Anti Trust

MHA 612 Week 2 Discussion 1 Understanding the Health Care Reform Act

MHA 612 Week 3 Discussion 1 How to Improve Operating Margins

MHA 612 Week 3 DQ 2

MHA 612 Week 3 Assignment Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper

MHA612 Week 4 Discussion 2 Strategic Planning and Financial Planning

MHA 612 Week 4 Assignment Zero Based Budgeting

MHA 612 Week 5 Discussion 1 Calculating the Break-Even Point


MHA 612 Week 5 Assignment Budgetary Variance Model Set 1

MHA 612 Week 6 Discussion 1 Lowest Cost Alternative

MHA 612 Week 6 Discussion 2 Improving Working Capital

MHA 612 Week 6 Final Paper

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MHA 612 Week 1 Assignment Ownership Forms of Health Care Organizations

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Review Chapter 1 of your course text and formulate a response to the following topic: You are an external consultant with 10 years experience in your field. Fifty doctors are trying to get together to form a health care organization, and they come to you for suggestions on developing the ownership form for the organization. It is your job to advise them on what common ownership forms are available for the organization and provide an example of each. Additionally, you must discuss the following: ¡

The advantages and disadvantages of each ownership form.


· The ownership form would you would recommend as being most appropriate for this particular organization as well as why it is the most appropriate. Your paper must include an introduction, thesis, and conclusion. Your paper must be four to five doublespaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize three scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last five years. Cite your souces within the text of your paper and provide complete references for each source used on the reference page.

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MHA 612 Week 1 DQ 2

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Define the terms “gap” and “parity” as they relate to health information systems.

List the main categories of information and data.

Discuss three ways in which data can be monitored for quality. What happens when data quality is compromised?

Discuss the health care industry rating in terms of information systems adoption.


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MHA 612 Week 2 Assignment Anti Trust

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Anti-Trust. Prior to completing the assignment, review Chapter 4 of your course text. You are a manager with 5 years of experience and need to write a report for senior management on how your firm can avoid the threat of a Federal Trade Commission investigation if you were to merge with other health care organizations. Research on your own to select a health care organization in the United States that has been charged with an antitrust action within the last five years and use this information as the basis for your paper. In your report ¡ Summarize the charges and rebuttal or mitigation of charges used by the health care organization you researched. ¡ Discuss lessons learned and propose actions that can be taken by your management to avoid similar anti- trust actions in your proposed merger.


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MHA 612 Week 2 Discussion 1 Understanding the Health Care Reform Act

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Understanding the Health Care Reform Act. 1st Post Due by Day 3. Navigate through the official website for Health Care Reform Act in 2010. Reflect on the following question: • How is the Patient and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “Health Care Reform Act”) likely to reshape financial arrangements between hospitals, physicians, and other providers if Medicare makes a single payment for all care received by a beneficiary from 72 hours before admission to 30 days after discharge from an inpatient facility?

Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Invite your peers to think about how the Medicare payments already challenge the healthcare organizations to maintain profitability and how these changes may have an even greater impact

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MHA 612 Week 3 Assignment Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper

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Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper. Prior to completing this assignment, review Chapter 10 and 12 in your course text. You are a mid-level manager in a health care organization and you have been asked to prepare a report, with appropriate exhibits, for the senior financial officer. ¡ Discuss the roles played by financial ratios in general and analyze the commonly used financial ratios by categories. ¡ Additionally, select a local hospital and compare its financial ratios for the most recent three years against the national norms for this type of institution. Include analytical comments and how the organization compares to the national norms as well as any suggestions as to how results could be improved.

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MHA 612 Week 3 Discussion 1 How to Improve Operating Margins

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How to Improve Operating Margins. Prior to completing this discussion, read Assignment 1 in Chapter 11. • What does operating margin tell you about the organization, and how would you calculate this ratio? • Select a local medical service organization and describe how it has specifically improved its operating margins. Your initial post must be 300 to 350 words. Guided Response: Challenge your peers to think about the difference between operating margin and total margin. Look at ways in which small changes in operations can result in huge changes in the margin. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. MHA 612 Week 3 DQ 2

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mha 612 week 3 dq 2

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MHA 612 Week 4 Assignment Zero Based Budgeting

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Zero-Based Budgeting. Review the Zero-Based Budgeting PowerPoint presentation. The Board of Directors of Windsor Memorial Hospital has hired you to be their zero-based budget consultant. Specify how Windsor Memorial Hospital can implement a zero-based budget and provide your recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Hospital. Explain the benefits of implementing your recommendations and justify why you are making these specific recommendations.

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MHA 612 Week 4 Discussion 2 Strategic Planning and Financial Planning

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Strategic Planning and Financial Planning. Prior to completing this discussion, read Chapter 13 from your course text. Select a health care organization and answer the following questions as they relate to your selected organization: • What is your understanding of strategic planning and financial planning? • What if financial planning is not aligned with strategic planning? What are the consequences? Your initial post must be 300 to 350 words. Guided Response: Challenge your peers to think about how often the plans should be reviewed and by whom. Are there health care organizations that are exempt from the planning process for various reasons? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.


LearnScape Simulation

1. To Move or Not to Move. Due by Day 7. Complete the “To Move or Not to Move” simulation within the LearnScape platform. You will need to create a single Microsoft Word file and save it to your computer. As you complete each week's simulation, copy and paste your results to the same Word file and submit this file within the online classroom recommendations.

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MHA 612 Week 5 Assignment Budgetary Variance Model Set 1

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Budgetary Variance Model. Prior to completing this assignment, review Assignment 9 in Chapter 17 of your course text. Prepare an evaluation of the performance of the Radiology Department Manager for a hospital. The service unit, or output, for this department is the number of procedures performed. A static budget was prepared at the beginning of the year. Examine that budget in relation to actual experience. The relevant data are included in Table 17-18 in your course text. The department manager is pleased because the department has a favorable $120,000 cost variance. Evaluate the effectiveness claims of the manager using the budgetary variance mode described in Chapter 17. What is your analysis of the department manager’s performance? Explain your reasoning.


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MHA 612 Week 5 Discussion 1 Calculating the Break-Even Point

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Calculating the Break-Even Point. Prior to completing this discussion, review Assignment 7 in Chapter 14 of your course text. In your initial post, address the following points: • What is the role provided by break-even point, and how would you calculate this point? • Please calculate break-even point in patient days under the provided contract. • What are the limitations of using break-even point, and how would you incorporate this point with management strategic planning Your initial post must be 300 to 350 words. Guided Response: Challenge your peers to think about a reasonable time period for being able to break even. How often should an area be reviewed if it is not breaking even? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

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MHA 612 Week 6 Discussion 1 Lowest Cost Alternative

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Lowest Cost Alternative. 1st Post Due by Day 3. Prior to completing this discussion, review Assignment 1 in Chapter 19 of your course text. In your initial post, answer the following question: • What issues need to be taken into consideration to determine which is the lowest cost alternative? Your initial post must be 300 to 350 words. Guided Response: Where do you begin when doing this type of research? Challenge your peers to think through how they would know if the capital investment demonstrates a positive financial outcome, and what other benefits may occur. What is a reasonable life cycle for various items in a health care organization? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

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MHA 612 Week 6 Discussion 2 Improving Working Capital


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Improving Working Capital. Prior to completing this discussion, read Chapters 19, 21, 22, 23 in your course text. For your initial post, answer the following questions: • What is working capital, and how would you calculate it? • How can the healthcare organization improve their working capital? • What are the great approaches for cash management? If you were the controller in charge of managing cash, what methods would you take, and why? Your initial post must be 300 to 350 words. Guided Response: Challenge your peers to think about how they would train the managers on the working capital if asked to do so. What types of incentives could you provide to your staff to help with receivables management? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

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MHA 612 Week 6 Final Paper

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Final Paper. Utilizing the concepts learned throughout the course, write a Final Paper on one of the following scenarios: · Option One: You are a consultant with 10 years experience in the health care insurance industry. A group of 20 doctors is considering forming a new medical group. The group has asked you to prepare a report on whether it should build a facility within 30 miles of the downtown center of a city with a population of 500,000 for $100 million dollars. Prepare a report for the management team of the doctor’s group on your proposed $100 million expenditure plan. In your report, reflect on the key course objectives as well as the financial, legal, and alternative health care models. In addition, reinforce your knowledge of strategic planning and capital budgeting by using an electronic spreadsheet to display the financials. · Option Two: You are a chief operating officer. The board of directors of your organization has requested that you prepare a summary of the issues involved with a 50 million dollar expansion. Due to local politics and uncertain national medical care policies, national officials may have to scale the expansion back to 25 million or risk not being elected. Prepare a presentation for the management team of the doctor’s group on your proposed 25 to 50 million dollar expenditure plan using Powerpoint. In your presentation, reflect on the key course objectives as well as the financial, legal, and alternative health care models. In addition, reinforce your knowledge of strategic planning and capital budgeting by using an electronic spreadsheet to display the financials.. · Option Three: You are a chief operating officer at a for-profit insurance company. A board of directors has requested that you prepare a summary of the issues involved with a potential 40% reduction in U. S. medical insurance reimbursement. Prepare a report for the board of directors on how to address the proposed funding cuts while remaining sensitive to the needs and health of the community and your patients. In your report, reflect on the key course objectives as well as the financial, legal, and alternative health care models. In addition, reinforce your knowledge of strategic planning and capital budgeting. by using an electronic spreadsheet to display the financials. · Option Four: You are a chief administrative officer for a large nonprofit health relief organization. A board of directors has requested that you prepare a summary of the issues and how to solve the health needs of an African country. Your organization has limited funding and will need to obtain subsidized medicine from major pharmaceutical companies. Your organization also has the opportunity to get non- generic, non-USDA approved, alternative stem cell derived medication from foreign sources. Prepare a report for the board of directors on how to address the proposed funding limitations while remaining sensitive to the needs and health of the African nation. Consider the various economic, political, moral, and health impacts for the United States citizens who may have some of the health medication diverted to the African nation. In your report, reflect on the key course objectives as well as the financial, legal, and alternative health care models. In addition, reinforce your knowledge of strategic planning and capital budgeting by using an electronic spreadsheet to display the financials.. · Option Five: You are a public official elected at the local city level who serves a population of 50,000 to 250,000 people. A budget of 10 million dollars has been allocated to you by the city manager,


and you can get up to 100% of this amount in matching federal funds if you meet the federal standards. You have been asked by the mayor to determine how to allocate the budget to best support the needs of the city. These could include, but not be limited to, supporting capital requirements, operational requirements, and subsidizing nonprofit organizations or using economic incentives to bring new private concerns into the city. Prepare a report for the mayor and city council on your proposed expenditure plan. In your report, reflect on the key course objectives as well as the financial, legal, and alternative health care models. In addition, reinforce your knowledge of strategic planning and capital budgeting by using an electronic spreadsheet to display the financials..

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