Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment,
Read Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 as well as the Week 4 instructor guidance.
Review earlier chapters assigned in Weeks 1 to 3.
Review the Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Download Avalon Health Care Organization Case Studythat you read for the Week 3 assignment.
Read the XYZ Health Care Organization’s Financial Statements Download XYZ Health Care Organization’s Financial Statements.
Read 6 Ethical Issues in Healthcare in 2020 (Links to an external site.).
Read Hospital Utilization Management Can Reduce Denials, Improve Care (Links to an external site.).
Read Utilization Review: 5 Reasons Hospitals Lose Money (Links to an external site.). (Please note, this is an abbreviated version of a larger webpage. The abbreviated version will provide sufficient information to address this assignment.)
Read Leveraging the Existing US Healthcare Structure for Consumer Financial Well‐Being: Barriers, Opportunities, and a Framework toward Future Research (Links to an external site.).
Read Mergers and Acquisitions Activity Creates Safety, Liability Risks for Hospitals (Links to an external site.)
Review the Joint Commission E-dition standards manual to determine the Accreditation Requirements that were identified as Requirements for Improvement and incidents of Immediate Jeopardy that resulted in the report being submitted to CMS noted in the case study.
For support on how to access the Joint Commission E-dition standards manual, you may wish to read the Joint Commission E-dition: Accessing Joint Commission E-dition (Links to an external site.) tip sheet or watch the Joint Commission E-dition (Links to an external site.) database video.
Download and review the required Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Template Download Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Template. You must use this template to complete your paper.
For this assignment use the Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Template Download Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Templateto address the following:
Summarize the key problems and issues identified in the case study.
Discuss relevant facts that contributed to the issues.
Analyze the accounting practices Avalon Health Care Organization used in determining whether to acquire XYZ Health Care Organization.
Calculate the following for XYZ from the information provided:
Discuss the purpose of each accounting method, including the information obtained from each and how it will be used to make the decision for acquisition.
Create a visual element (e.g., chart, table, graph, etc.) to convey the financial information to nonfinancial managers who are making decisions about whether to purchase XYZ Health Care Organization.
Write a narrative of at least one paragraph to indicate which data you selected, why you selected it, and what information it conveys.
The visual element must use the information shared in both the Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Download Avalon Health Care Organization Case Studyand the XYZ Health Care Organization’s Financial Statements Download XYZ Health Care Organization’s Financial Statements.
Visual elements are commonly used to convey information to financial and nonfinancial people, such as up- or downward trends, cash flow, liquidity, expenses, reserves, and so forth.
For support with finding tools to create your visual, you may wish to visit the Digital Toolbox (Links to an external site.). You may use any of the tools listed in the Digital Toolbox or the graph tool in Excel on the Insert tab to create your visual as long as you can copy and paste it into your Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study paper and the total file size for your assignment submission to Waypoint does not exceed 25 MB.
Examine at least one ethical situation that arose or could occur based on the details presented in the Avalon Case Study. This can be from the following list, or you may discuss another ethical issue not identified here:
Use of data (e.g., quantitative and qualitative information) and analytics (e.g., statistical analysis of the data to reveal patterns, correlations, and cause-and-effect relationships) and the affect it has on patients
Safeguarding patient privacy
Equal access to treatments
Reconciling patient care decisions with fiscal responsibility
Implementing artificial intelligence and robotics
Devising ethical responses to pandemics and other widespread medical emergencies (AdventHealth University, 2020)
Equitable patient care
Impact of expansion, both advantageous and detrimental (e.g., increase in jobs versus negative impact on marginalized populations), to the surrounding community
Formulate an informed opinion of whether you would recommend Avalon Health Care Organization to proceed with the acquisition of XYZ Health Care Organization. Support your response with your rationale including factors that influenced your decision.
Examine the strategic plans in the Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Download Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study.
Include a recommendation for goals that could be cut entirely or delayed to greater than five years.
Review the list of goals and revise the priority order or the dollar amount attributed to that goal. Provide your rationale as to how the revised order or revised budget could positively influence the strategic plan and long-term viability of the newly acquired organization.
The Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study paper
Must be six to eight double-spaced page in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Must use the Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Template Download Avalon Health Care Organization Case Study Template.
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) and Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use a visual such as a chart, table, graph, or other that relates to something you have learned in the class and relevant to the case.
Must use at least five scholarly and credible sources in addition to the course text, for a total of six sources minimum, to support claims, assertions, and conclusions. You may wish to include summarized information from five of the most relevant sources from the Week 3 Annotated Bibliography assignment.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view the Quick and Easy Library Research (Links to an external site.) and Library OneSearch (Links to an external site.) tutorials, which introduce the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provide some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
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