Week 1 DQ 1
a) Are there any other types of information besides financial that may be useful in making financial decisions?
b) Identify the major components of a corporate compliance plan, including the establishment of internal controls relating to the finances of an organization.
c) 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 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 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 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 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 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 DQ 1
Discuss legal and regulatory issues that affect MCOs
Week 7 DQ 2
Describe the relationship between financial planning and strategic planning.