What would be quantitative methods used to make decisions and recommendations in health care for a hospital showing a negative profit trend for diagnostic imaging cost center of the last four quarters? What recommendations should I make to the board of directors to reverse the trend? What quantitative model/method would
Outpatient electronic medical systems have enormous potential to improve quality and efficiency. Unfortunately, they can also reduce quality and efficiency if not properly designed and implemented. Please discuss six significant ways an electronic medical record system (EHR) could reduce quality and efficiency and how systems sh
Outpatient electronic medical record systems (EMR) have tremendous potential to improve quality and efficiency. Unfortunately, if improperly designed and implemented, EMR systems can have an opposite effect quality and efficiency. Please discuss some of the ways that EMR systems can backfire if improperly implemented. What ar
Four local practices have created a shared database of their electronic health record data and want to start developing reports to help them improve the care of their patients. Pick a disease state you are either familiar with or want to research and post a couple of brief paragraphs in the discussion section describing what inf
Consider your leadership role involving the CDC and government officials. There is a Hepatitis - A virus infection pandemic. Establish an immediate response to the pandemic. Based on the leadership role you selected for the assignment, include the following: • A summary of the leadership challenges this leader would fac
Multidisciplinary teams are very prevalent in healthcare settings. What kind of leadership is necessary to lead a multidisciplinary team? Do self-directed, high-performing teams even need a leader? Use information from research to support your opinions. You should use a real-life situation or team to base your PowerPoint.
Research Medicare's Home Care Benefits and prepare a PowerPoint presentation to present a group of senior citizens.
Some healthcare providers offer these patients a sliding scale so they can pay what they can afford. However, these payments are below cost. What are some other factors that can create issues for the financial accounting within health care organizations?
You're working as a Professional Fee Coder or a Reimbursement Specialist. One of your job requirements is to review charges as they process through the revenue cycle. The attached pdf. has 5 questions. Questions 1-4 will require you to review the LCD -Local Coverage Determination policy on the Medicare website. Useful FYI---
Module 5 - Case BARRIERS TO QUALITY AND CHANGING THE QUALITY PARADIGM IN LONG TERM CARE Case Assignment Webster's defines a paradigm shift as "an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way." After surveying the background readings, please prepa
Module 4 - Case IMPLEMENTING LONG TERM CARE QUALITY Assignment Overview Upon completion of your masters degree, you submitted your resume to a large multiple-facility chain which specializes in long-term care facilities across the United States. You are asked to participate in an interview which will consist of the president
Please read article and then pick a side. Is it a good idea? why?, or do you disagree? Pick one side, but clearly tell us why. & Think of transparency w/ regards to the Facility (not a private practitioner) Article Your Payments Become Public Knowledge Physicians are still trying to understand the implications of a rece
Review the attached PDF & determine the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule amount for 2014 using the RBRVS system for figures #1-3 & you'll note figure 1 contains both Facility & Non-facility. All GPCI is 1.0. Please submit back showing all work & not just the MPFS. Please Note:The MPFS Conversion Factor for CY 2013 is $34.0230
GOVERNMENTAL & NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT ASSURE CARE QUALITY- PART 2 Assignment Overview Assume that you have been invited to provide a lecture at the annual conference of ONE of the long-term care organizations that we discussed in this module. The subject of your lecture will be how the organization that you are sp
Identify and describe an area of education and research to include the functional services, key personnel, and how the department/unit supports or is supported by other departments. Identify and describe two trends impacting education and research. Analyze and evaluate the two trends impacting education and research.
See the attached file. Case Mix Index & the DRG's Under the Prospective Payment System (PPS), hospitals are paid a set fee for treating patients in a single DRG category, regardless of the actual cost of care for the individual patient. Definition of Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG).The DRG is the inpatient classifica
Must the art of intimidation be part of the toolbox of health care professionals in order to protect their patients? Is power an appropriate consideration in health care ethics?
The government has not included Behavioral Health in the HITECH Act. Why do you think they have not? What are some of the Behavioral Health challenges for EHR implementations?
Which of the home care and hospice legal issues are most challenging in your opinion? Why?
What challenges do SNFs face with regard to the release of information?
What are some of the challenges that LTCH have that are not seen in the acute care hospitals?
What are the five stages of grief and what happens during each stage? How might Dr. Ross react to the following scenarios: You're the caregiver of a terminal patient, who continually asks, "How sick and I; Am I going to die; Why doesn't anyone tell me what's wrong with me?" You approach the physician and he asks (with tea
You are the Director of Training for a large, inner-city hospital network. The patients your network serves represent dozens of unique ethnic groups. According the latest data, forty-seven percent of the patients who have sought treatment in your facilities are not proficient English-speakers. The latest patient census reflected
Select the long-term care facility of your choice from any currently operational U.S. long-term care facilities, and research the strategic plan it has in place. Provide a brief overview of the composition of its strategic plan. In addition, pay particular attention to the mechanisms it has in place for evaluating and selec
When formulating strategies, there are 5 categories of strategy formulation available to utilize: directional strategies, adaptive, market entry, competitive, and implementation strategies. To be effective, the strategies must be formulated in a specific order. Why is it so important to formulate strategies in this specific o
Module 1 - Case Introduction to Quality Assurance in Long Term Care Assignment Overview Up to this point, you have learned a bit about rules and regulations that govern the operation of long term care facilities. Some in the long term care industry have half-heartedly joked that "long term care is more heavily regulated tha
Identify a national or state registry and answer the following questions: 1.What is a brief description of the information it collects? 2.What are the uses of the information? 3.Does the information represent a primary or secondary source of data? Explain.
In a portfolio analysis, the market position of a health care organization is examined in terms of its market share and rate of service category growth. Select the hospital of choice from any hospital currently operating in the United States, and perform a portfolio analysis on it. Be sure to identify at least 8-10 product
One of the five elements of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. What behaviors would someone with strong self-awareness demonstrate within the context of leading and managing groups? Provide an example. please supply references.
The "boiled frog" phenomenon is a business term of significance to business in general and to strategic management in particular. Based on research, describe how this phenomenon applies to business and particularly to strategic management? Share a specific business/company example; discuss the particular situation where the