HSM 340 Health Services Finance All Discussions Devry

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.??

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