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HSA 525 Assignment 3 Week 9 Post Merger Analysis
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Assignment 3: Post-Merger Analysis

Due Week 9 and worth 280 points

 

In today’s uncertain economic and regulatory environment for the health services industry, many organizations may be presented with merger and acquisition opportunities to gain market share and drive financial and operational efficiencies. Given the current state of this market segment:

 

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

 

1.     Suggest the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health care organizations to merge. Provide support for your rationale.

2.     Assuming that two (2) health care organizations have merged. Determine the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial performance of the organization post-merger, and identify the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether or not the merger generated favorable financial results for the organization. Provide support for your evaluation.

3.     Determine the key factors that will drive the financial planning process for most organizations in the post-merger phase, and examine the related impact to the organization process. Provide support for your rationale.

4.     Create an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of high value to a health care organization. Provide support for your argument.

5.     Predict the financial stability of the health care industry over the next five (5) years. Provide support for your prediction.

6.     Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

·         Evaluate the financial statements and the financial position of health care institutions.

·         Describe the overall planning process and the key components of the financial plan.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in health financial management.

·         Write clearly and concisely about health financial management using proper writing mechanics.

 

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

 

 

 

 

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 280

Assignment 3: Post-Merger Analysis

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Suggest the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health care organizations to merge. Provide support for your rationale.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletelysuggested the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health care organizations to merge. Did not submit or incompletelyprovided support for your rationale.

Partiallysuggested the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health care organizations to merge. Partiallyprovided support for your rationale.

Satisfactorilysuggested the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health care organizations to merge. Satisfactorilyprovided support for your rationale.

Thoroughlysuggested the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health care organizations to merge. Thoroughlyprovided support for your rationale.

2. Assuming that two (2) health care organizations have merged. Determine the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial performance of the organization post-merger, and identify the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether or not the merger generated favorable financial results for the organization. Provide support for your evaluation.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletelydetermined the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial performance of the organization post-merger, and did not submit or incompletely identified the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether or not the merger generated favorable financial results for the organization. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your evaluation.

Partially determined the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial performance of the organization post-merger, and partially identified the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether or not the merger generated favorable financial results for the organization. Partially provided support for your evaluation.

Satisfactorily determined the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial performance of the organization post-merger, and satisfactorily identified the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether or not the merger generated favorable financial results for the organization. Satisfactorily provided support for your evaluation.

Thoroughly determined the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial performance of the organization post-merger, and thoroughly identified the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether or not the merger generated favorable financial results for the organization. Thoroughly provided support for your evaluation.

3. Determine the key factors that will drive the financial planning process for most organizations in the post-merger phase, and examine the related impact to the organization process. Provide support for your rationale.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the key factors that will drive the financial planning process for most organizations in the post-merger phase, and did not submit or incompletely examined the related impact to the organization process. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your rationale.

Partially determined the key factors that will drive the financial planning process for most organizations in the post-merger phase, and partially examined the related impact to the organization process. Partially provided support for your rationale.

Satisfactorily determined the key factors that will drive the financial planning process for most organizations in the post-merger phase, and satisfactorily examined the related impact to the organization process. Satisfactorily provided support for your rationale.

Thoroughly determined the key factors that will drive the financial planning process for most organizations in the post-merger phase, and thoroughly examined the related impact to the organization process. Thoroughly provided support for your rationale.

4. Create an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of high value to a health care organization. Provide support for your argument.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely created an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of high value to a health care organization. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your argument.

Partially created an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of high value to a health care organization. Partially provided support for your argument.

Satisfactorily created an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of high value to a health care organization. Satisfactorily provided support for your argument.

Thoroughly created an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of high value to a health care organization. Thoroughly provided support for your argument.

5. Predict the financial stability of the health care industry over the next five (5) years. Provide support for your prediction.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletelypredicted the financial stability of the health care industry over the next five (5) years. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your prediction.

Partially predicted the financial stability of the health care industry over the next five (5) years. Partially provided support for your prediction.

Satisfactorily predicted the financial stability of the health care industry over the next five (5) years. Satisfactorily provided support for your prediction.

Thoroughly predicted the financial stability of the health care industry over the next five (5) years. Thoroughly provided support for your prediction.

6. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors prese

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