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HSA 525 Complete Course WEEK 1 TO WEEK 11;HSA 525 Complete Course;HSA 525 Week 1 Discussion 1;Financial Management" Please respond to the following;? Suggest one (1) key way in which the role of ethics in managerial accounting differs from the role of ethics in financial accounting. Indicate the role that you believe is the most significant within a health care organization. Provide support for your rationale.;? Create an argument that explains why financial managers should be concerned with quality initiatives in the health care organization. Provide at least two (2) specific examples of quality initiatives in a health care organization with which you are familiar.;HSA 525 Week 1 Discussion 2;The Health Care Financial Environment" Please respond to the following;? From the e-Activity, determine a key impact to health care providers in light of the reforms enacted in 2009 and 2010 in the Affordable Healthcare Act. Propose a strategy that providers can use to best deal with the impact to their organizations. Provide support for your rationale.;? Take a position on whether or not regulation within the health care environment improves the affordability of care for patients and communities. Provide support for your position.;HSA 525 Week 2 Discussion 1;Inflows" Please respond to the following;? Determine a key difference between a fee-for-service plan and a managed plan, and indicate the plan that you believe to be most advantageous for the majority of patients. Provide support for your rationale.;? From the e-Activity, evaluate the organization?s degree of profitability. Recommend a key way in which the organization can improve its profitability so that the sustainability of the organization is assured. Provide support for your recommendation.;HSA 525 Week 2 Discussion 2;Revenue Management" Please respond to the following;? * From the scenario, determine one (1) key factor driving the reduction in revenue. Recommend a revenue strategy for the organization in the scenario to improve its revenue cycle management. Provide support for your recommendation.;? Suggest one (1) key way that technology within a health care organization can improve the management of the revenue cycle process. Provide support for your rationale.;HSA 525 Week 2 Homework;Click the link above to submit your homework.;? Assignment Exercises 4-1 and 4-2 on pages 358 through 359;? Assignment Exercises 5-1 and 5-2 on pages 360 through 361;HSA 525 Week 3 Discussion 1;Cost Control" Please respond to the following;? From the e-Activity, determine one (1) key driver of health care cost escalation. Indicate one (1) strategy health care managers can implement to reduce costs in the future. Provide support for your rationale.;? Determine one (1) key trend in the health care segment that is likely to increase the cost of health care. Suggest one (1) strategy that managers can implement in order to best minimize the impact of the trend that you have indicated. Provide support for your rationale.;HSA 525 Week 3 Discussion 2;Fixed and Variable Costs" Please respond to the following;? Assume that you are a financial administrator of a hospital, and you are responsible for reducing fixed costs for the facility. Determine the most significant fixed cost within the hospital, and recommend a strategy for reducing this cost 10% over the next year. Provide support for your strategy.;? As a health care administrator, suggest the type of costs that you are most likely to control. Suggest an approach to drive down this particular cost area. Provide support for your rationale.;HSA 525 Week 3 Homework;Click the link above to submit your homework.;? Assignment Exercises 6-1 and 6-2 on page 362;? Assignment Exercises 7-1 and 7-2 on pages 363 through 365;HSA 525 Week 4 Discussion 1;Inventory Analysis" Please respond to the following;? Recommend a strategy for financial administrators to balance the tension between having inventory on hand when it is needed versus the carry cost to the organization. Provide support for your recommendation.;? Suggest one (1) key real-world complication of Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) calculations. Indicate a way in which a financial administrator may minimize the impact. Provide support for your rationale.;HSA 525 Week 4 Discussion 2;Optimizing Staffing" Please respond to the following;? Assume that you are a health care administrator in a hospital, and you are responsible for staffing levels. Suggest an approach to staffing for 24/7 coverage that optimizes patient care and minimizes cost. Provide support for your rationale.;? Determine one (1) key factor that contributes to the non-productive time of hospital staff. Suggest one (1) way for administrators to control this factor in order to yield more productive time. Provide an example to support your rationale.;HSA 525 Week 4 Homework;Click the link above to submit your homework.;? Assignment Exercises 8-1 through 8-5 on pages 365 through 369;? Assignment Exercises 9-1 and 9-2 on pages 370 through 371;HSA 525 Week 4 Assignment 1 Financial Statement Analysis;Click the link above to submit your assignment.;Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center.;Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.;Assignment 1: Financial Statement Analysis;Due Week 4 and worth 200 points;Select one (1) of the following publically traded health care organizations: Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) or Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA).;Suppose you are a newly appointed CFO of your chosen health care organization. One of your first tasks is to conduct an internal financial analysis of the organization. Conduct a brief financial analysis and review of the chosen company?s financial statements for at least three (3) consecutive years. After conducting the analysis, interpret the data contained within the statements.;Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you;1. Based on your review of the financial statements, suggest a key insight about the financial health of the company. Speculate on the likely reaction to the financial statements from various stakeholder groups (employee, investors, shareholders). Provide support for your rationale.;2. Identify the current industry trend that has the most significant impact on your chosen organization?s financial performance. Indicate the trend?s impact on the financial performance of the organization. As the CFO, suggest at least one (1) way that you might minimize the impact of the trend on the organization.;3. As the CFO, suggest one (1) key strategy that you might use in order to improve the financial performance of the organization. Recommend an approach to implement the suggested strategy. Provide support for your recommendation.;4. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;? Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.;? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are;? Evaluate the financial statements and the financial position of health care institutions.;? Analyze the role of important financial reporting statements ? income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows ? and explain how they relate to one another and to the underlying sources of data.;? Use technology and information resources to research issues in health financial management.;? Write clearly and concisely about health financial management using proper writing mechanics.;Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.;HSA 525 Week 5 Discussion 1;Managed Care Contracting" Please respond to the following;? * From the scenario, interpret the operating indicators used to analyze the financial performance of the organization. Indicate specific ways in which this information will help management improve the performance of the organization. Provide support for your rationale.;? As a financial administrator, suggest one (1) approach to negotiating a managed care contract. Stress the items that may be deal breakers.;HSA 525 Week 5 Discussion 2;Ratio Analysis" Please respond to the following;? Determine one (1) key financial ratio that stakeholder groups may evaluate in order to determine the financial health and stability of a health care organization. Provide support for your rationale.;? Assume that you are a hospital administrator, and one of your responsibilities is selecting financial ratios to be included on your management dashboard. Determine the two (2) most critical financial ratios for you to monitor, and indicate how each would help you assess your current performance. Provide support for your rationale.;HSA 525 Week 5 Homework;Click the link above to submit your homework.;? Assignment Exercises 10-1, 10-2, and 10-3 on pages 372 through 375;? Assignment Exercises 11-1, 11-2, and 11-3 on pages 376 through 377;? Assignment Exercises 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, and 12-5 on pages 378 through 381;HSA 525 Week 6 Discussion 1;Using Ratios as Performance Indicators" Please respond to the following;? Suggest one (1) key financial ratio that a health care administrator should create a trend analysis for. Suggest one (1) key insight that may be gained by the administrator in regard to the performance of the organization. Provide support for your rationale.;? Take a position for or against the value of financial forecasting and the dedication of resources to this function. Provide support for your position.;HSA 525 Week 6 Discussion 2;Inflation and Health Care Costs" Please respond to the following;? From the e-Activity, assess the level of importance of one (1) key driver of the inflation of health care cost. Indicate how this inflation can be managed strategically in the future to minimize the financial impact. Provide support for your rationale.;? Create an argument that the health care industry and patient care costs either correlate or do not correlate to the overall inflation rates in the U.S. Provide suppor;HSA 525 Week 6 Homework;Click the link above to submit your homework.;? Assignment Exercises 13-3 and 13-4 on pages 383 through 384;? Assignment Exercises 14-2, 14-3, and 14-4 on pages 385 through 388;HSA 525 Week 6 Assignment 2 Using Financial Ratios to Assess Organizational Performance;Click the link above to submit your assignment.;Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center.;Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.;Assignment 2: Using Financial Ratios to Assess Organizational Performance;Due Week 6 and worth 240 points;Using the financial statements from your selected health care organization in Assignment 1, develop a financial plan for the next three (3) years.;Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you;1. Suggest the financial ratio that most financial analysts would use to evaluate the financial condition of the company. Provide support for your rationale.;2. Speculate on the organization's ability to meet its financial obligations as they come due. Provide support for your rationale.;3. Based on your ratio analysis, determine whether the profitability trends are favorable or unfavorable and explain your rationale.;4. Using financial ratio analysis, predict whether or not the company will be viable in five (5) years based on its performance over the past three (3) years. Provide support for your prediction.;5. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;? Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.;? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are;? Evaluate the financial statements and the financial position of health care institutions.;? Describe the overall planning process and the key components of the financial plan.;? Use technology and information resources to research issues in health financial management.;? Write clearly and concisely about health financial management using proper writing mechanics.;Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.;HSA 525 Week 7 Discussion 1;The Budgeting Process" Please respond to the following;? From the e-Activity, determine the most-effective budgeting approach for a hospital, indicating how this approach can lead to effective financial management of the facility. Provide support for your rationale.;? As a health care administrator of a hospital, create an approach for determining the amount of the budgetary dollar that will be allocated to staff. Provide support for your rationale.;HSA 525 Week 7 Discussion 2;Capital Investment Decisions" Please respond to the following;? Assume that you are an administrator for a hospital, and you need to acquire a new technology system so that you may comply with regulatory requirements. Create an argument to be presented to the leadership team in which you justify the need to invest in technology overall. Indicate the value to the organization and provide support for your argument.;? During the hospital budgeting process, two (2) projects were presented with the same return on investment. One (1) project involves investment in equipment to improve patient care, while the other involves investment in technology for compliance with regulatory requirements. Determine which of the two (2) projects you believe should be funded, and provide a rationale for the selection.;HSA 525 Week 7 Homework;Click the link above to submit your homework.;? Assignment Exercises 15-1, 15-2, 15-3, and 15-4 on pages 389 through 392;? Assignment Exercises 16-1 on page 393;HSA 525 Week 8 Discussion 1;Contract Negotiations and Risks" Please respond to the following;? In the scenario, the contract negotiations between North Creek Healthcare and the community hospital concluded with an agreement on non-financial (legal) terms. Suggest the most critical element of the contract and the impact to the short-term and long-term operational strategy of a community hospital. Indicate the potential implications to the hospital?s financial targets.;? From the scenario, recommend one (1) non-financial driver that could have been successfully included within the contract negotiation process between North Creek Healthcare and the community hospital. Provide support for your suggestion. Explain how your recommendation would improve contract negotiations and result in a positive outcome.;HSA 525 Week 8 Discussion 2;Operating Margins" Please respond to the following;? Imagine you work for a hospital where the operating margins have been consistently below national norms for the past three (3) years. Discuss one (1) key driver of the below average performance. Suggest one (1) strategy to improve the future management of the driver that you?ve discussed.;? Suppose you work for a hospital that was denied a contract with an HMO last year. Legal counsel believes there was a breach of contract and wishes to bring suit against the HMO for damages. The chief executive officer has asked you to work with the controller to develop a defensible measure of the damages experienced during the last year. Create an argument for the reimbursement of damages in which you indicate the denial?s resulting impact to patient care. Provide support for your argument.;HSA 525 Week 8 Homework;Click the link above to submit your homework.;? Assignment Exercises 17-1, 17-2, and 17-3 on page 395;? Assignment Exercises 18-1, 18-2, and 18-3 on pages 396 through 397;HSA 525 Week 9 Discussion 1;Capital Structure" Please respond to the following;? Create an argument for a publically traded health care organization to issue stocks or bonds as part of its capital structure. Provide support for your position.;? Imagine that a publicly traded health care organization has just experienced a downgrade in its credit rating from a rating agency, such as Moody?s or Standard & Poor?s. Determine the most likely impact that this event would have on the publically traded health care organization. Indicate an approach that management could take to minimize the impact that you have determined. Provide support for your rationale.;HSA 525 Week 9 Discussion 2;GDP and Health Care Trends" Please respond to the following;? Based on your research, determine the trend of health care spending as a percentage of U.S. GDP. Indicate the most likely drivers of the trend. Provide support for your rationale.;? Predict the health care spending percentage of U.S. GDP over the next five (5) years. Indicate both the key driver of your prediction and the sustainability of the level of spending. Provide support for your prediction.;HSA 525 Week 9 Assignment 3 Merger Analysis;Click the link above to submit your assignment.;Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center.;Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.;Assignment 3: Post-Merger Analysis;Due Week 9 and worth 280 points;In today?s uncertain economic and regulatory environment for the health services industry, many organizations may be presented with merger and acquisition opportunities to gain market share and drive financial and operational efficiencies. Given the current state of this market segment;Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you;1. Suggest the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health care organizations to merge. Provide support for your rationale.;2. Assuming that two (2) health care organizations have merged. Determine the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial performance of the organization post-merger, and identify the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether or not the merger generated favorable financial results for the organization. Provide support for your evaluation.;3. Determine the key factors that will drive the financial planning process for most organizations in the post-merger phase, and examine the related impact to the organization process. Provide support for your rationale.;4. Create an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of high value to a health care organization. Provide support for your argument.;5. Predict the financial stability of the health care industry over the next five (5) years. Provide support for your prediction.;6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;? Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.;? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are;? Evaluate the financial statements and the financial position of health care institutions.;? Describe the overall planning process and the key components of the financial plan.;? Use technology and information resources to research issues in health financial management.;? Write clearly and concisely about health financial management using proper writing mechanics.;Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.;HSA 525 Week 10 Discussion 1;Impact of Debt Financing on Accounting Risk and Return" Please respond to the following;? Using the ratios provided within the scenario, submit a debt policy that offers financial leverage for the board of directors of the retirement facility. Please support your assertions.;? From the scenario, recommend two (2) sources of debt financing that the retirement facility should consider. Provide a rationale to support your recommendations.;HSA 525 Week 10 Discussion 2;Leasing Equipment" Please respond to the following;? Suggest one (1) key economic factor that motivates leasing as an option in acquiring an asset. Explain the potential asymmetries that may exist where leasing may be beneficial to both the lessors and the lessee.;? Determine one (1) significant benefit to an organization that decides to lease an asset that conventional lease analysis evaluation reveals has a negative Net Advantage to Leasing (NAL). Provide a real-life scenario that supports your answer.;HSA 525 Week 10 Homework;Click the link above to submit your homework.;? Assignment Exercises 22-1 on page 400;? Assignment Exercises 23-1, 23-2, and 23-3 on pages 400 through 402;HSA 525 Week 11 Discussion 1;Future Developments" Please respond to the following;? Reflecting on the various topics discussed throughout the course, describe one (1) concept that will be affected most by the latest developments in health reform.;? Describe at least two (2) ways in which the latest developments in health reform (i.e., increased transparency to ensure fulfillment of charitable missions) will affect nonprofit health care organizations.;HSA 525 Week 11 Discussion 2;Future of Financial Management" Please respond to the following;? Examine at least two (2) specific changes that you anticipate in the role of the health care financial manager over the next decade.;? Discuss at least one (1) concept learned from this course that you can apply to your future professional career.

 

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