Assignment 1 – Course Project
You are required to complete a project for this course. Please review the assignment instructions below and begin by selecting your topic. The course project must include at least the following sections; you may want to include others if you deem them appropriate:
- Challenges and Problems (associated with your topic)
- Review of the Literature
- Critical Analysis of Challenges/Problems
- Recommended Solutions
- Implementation of Solutions
- Justification of Solutions
Some possible course project topics for your consideration are listed below:
Managed care impacts on healthcare finance
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and healthcare finance
Hospital ownership types and impacts on healthcare finance
Presenting hospital financial statements
Strategic financial planning for healthcare organizations
Financial management of home health care
Financial management of ambulatory surgery
Financial management of clinics
Financial management of physician practices
Flexible budgeting for healthcare organizations
Capital budgeting for healthcare organizations
Information management for healthcare organizations
Principles and practices for hospital auditing
The course project must be seven to ten pages, double-spaced, not counting the cover page and the references pages. You must use at least five outside sources for your course project beyond the course textbook. Web resources and professional journal articles will be key sources in researching your topic. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.
Assignment 2 – Reflection Paper
Discuss the need for hospital and physician professional liability coverage (malpractice insurance) in American health care today. Make sure to cover the following points:
Why is malpractice coverage so extremely expensive today?
Do you feel that the need for liability insurance adds to or detracts from the patient care that is provided?
Your response should be at least one page in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations per APA standards.