Saint Josephs University Health and Finance Questions
Write a 2-page paper that discusses how hospitals and health systems have incorporated integrated delivery system thinking and conceptual foundations into their business structures.
1.About (250-300 words) Introduction to Key Financial Statements (Chapter 5). The outside reading article entitled, “Clear as Glass” by Robert M. Valletta, briefly discuss the information in the article and relate it to financial information that you are currently receiving (Department Budget Reports, Dashboards, Financial Reports etc.) and comment on how the data can be improved.
2.About (250-300 words) Valuation of Assets and Equities (Chapter 6). Briefly discuss the challenges that are faced by users of GAAP valuation methodology (based on historic cost) are encountered when using this financial data for insurance coverage, sale of Physician practices and equipment replacement?
3.Discuss the differences between cash and accrual accounting. What is one significant advantage of accrual accounting over cash accounting?
4. Why has the traditional health maintenance organization (HMO) model been a core blueprint for subsequent health plans such as PPOs and POSs?
5.What is the real contribution integrated delivery systems have made for the managed care industry?
6.What are the key goals and objectives that managed care organizations have for network development, physician credentialing, physician contracting, and network maintenance?
7.Why is changing physician behavior such an important issue for managed care organizations?