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Learning Goal: I’m working on a health & medical case study and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Create and develop a five (5) page written paper on an issue in healthcare finance. Charts, graphs, etc may be included but the the text must equal at least three (3) pages. The cover page does not count as a page. Please use APA style in writing this paper. At least two outside references from books, websites, journals, etc must be used for this paper. All work must be cited appropriately. Each section below should be covered in the paper.
The paper should be double spaced with one inch margins, left to right and bottom to top.
Size of type should be 12 point and the submission needs to be compatible to WORD.
You may select a topic from ideas listed below, current events in the healthcare finance field, the textbook or a topic from your workplace. The paper should include the following points:
Description of a new or ongoing issue or challenge in or related to the field of healthcare finance (50 pts)
A presentation of ALL sides of the issue and descriptions of talking points on the issue. (15 pts)
Supporting and or dissenting views of others (ie experts, authors, consumers) , information available regarding the issue and history of the issue (if known) (15 pts)
The development and presentation of your opinions and thoughts on the issue and how you believe the issue could be resolved, and/or will be resolved. This section should also include the impact it has and will have on the healthcare industry, consumers, stakeholders, and others involved with this issue. (20 pts)
The paper is due on August 8 at 11:59PM EST. Please submit into Canvas.
Please cover each section thoroughly. The description of your issue is worth 50 points. Two sections are worth 15 points each and the final section containing your thoughts and impact/resolution of this concern and presentation of all sides of the issue is worth 20 points and the weight of these sections should be reflected in your work for your total grade of 100 points.
Suggested areas for topics:
Healthcare Reform and Healthcare Reform or Affordable Care Act
Unethical business practices (ie organizations performing fraud or abuse)
HIPAA Legislation (cost impact on healthcare industry, cost to comply, etc)
False Claims Act
Bundled Payments (Medicare initiative)
Proposed changes to Medicare. What might work? What might be harmful to recipients? And to future recipients?
Proposed changes to long-term care reimbursement in PA (reimbursing to keep people in their homes)
Price transparency – where is it done and is it working?
Value Based Purchasing
Tax Exempt Status
Please email me with any ideas you may have for a topic to receive approval—new ideas are welcomed!