HSM 340 Health Services Finance All Discussions

 

Week 1

Week 1 DQ 1 Are there any other types of information besides financial that may be useful in making financial decisions? Identify the major components of a corporate compliance plan, including the establishment of internal controls relating to the finances of an organization. How does legal and regulatory issues shape and define good financial management of a health care organization?

Week 1 DQ 2

a)         Discuss the major reimbursement methods used in health care.

b)         Discuss the major aspects of Medicare benefits.

c)         List some of the important considerations when negotiating a health plan contract.

 

 

Week 2

Week 2 DQ 1

Discuss the accounting conventions that affect the application of accounting principles.

Week 2 DQ 2

Explain why it is important to know the scope of business being reviewed when using financial statements

 

Week 3

 

Week 3 DQ 1

Discuss the four types of costs that might be relevant when considering alternative projects. 

Week 3 DQ 2

Describe how cost information relates to the three key activities of management: planning, budgeting, and control. 

 

Week 4

Week 4 DQ 1

List the major nonhospital and nonphysician sectors of the healthcare industry

Week 4 DQ 2

Describe the two major theories used for the detection of out-of-control costs.

 

  Week 5

 Week 5 DQ 1

List some of the kinds of information that is needed to evaluate a capital investment project

Week 5 DQ 2

List some of the pros and cons of retiring debt early. 

 

 

Week 6

 Week 6 DQ 1

List and describe where cash is generated by an organization and where an organization uses its cash.

Week 6 DQ 2

List and explain the criteria that should be used when investing an organization’s cash in the short term

 

 

Week 7

Week 7 DQ 1

Discuss legal and regulatory issues that affect MCOs

Week 7 DQ 2

Describe the relationship between financial planning and strategic planning.