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Week 11 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management: "Putting it intopractice" Please respond to the following:

 

Specify two (2) concepts learned from Physician's Practice Management that you think would be the most important for the success of a physician practice. Support your rationale.

In your opinion, determine the most What is challenging aspect of a physician’s role as the administrator of a group practice? Justify your response.

Week 11 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services:"Course Wrap-up" Please respond to the following:

 

Choose one (1) concept learned in this course that you feel is most beneficial to health services administration. Explain your reasoning.

Predict how you expect to employ the knowledge gained in this course to your current or future job.

Week 10 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management: "Legal Risks and Operational Benchmarking” Please respond to the following:

 

Use Internet and / or Strayer Learning Resource Center to research articles (no older than five [5] years) on using technology to prevent medical malpractices. Next, discuss the

overall manner in which using technology can help prevent malpractices. Speculate on the most damaging consequences of a malpractice case on a physician practice. Support your rationale.

Imagine that you are the manager of a multi-specialty medical practice that is opening a new office and that you are involved in planning the layout and design of the new office. Determine three (3) functional areas that you think should be given priority with regard to the amount of space needed for efficient operations and patient flow in the new office. Justify your response.

Proper record keeping is essential in preventing malpractice cases for physicians and health care institutions. With the advent of electronic medical records, it should be so much

easier now to have better patient records.  What are your thoughts on this?  How does that relate to malpractice issues practices may possibly face?

Week 10 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services: "Strategic Planning" Please respond to the following:

 

Assess the main steps involved in developing an effective strategic plan. Discuss how the steps may differ for a health care organization compared to another industry.

Evaluate the key factors involved in SHEEPED (socioeconomic factors, health care resources and utilization, epidemiological factors, economic factors, political factors,

environmental factors, and demographic factors) and their important role in strategic planning. Discuss why it is important for one to consider and include each factor(i.e. SHEEPED).

Week 9 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management:"Designing and Implementing an Effective Compliance Plan” Please respond to the following:

 

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has established a set of guidelines (e.g., auditing, monitoring, internal controls, sampling, due diligence, and standards of organizational and employee behavior, etc. Page 508 of the textbook) that physician practices should follow when creating a compliance plan. State an opinion as to which OIG guideline would be the single most significant aspect of a compliance plan for a small practice. Provide a rationale for your response.

According the text, the fundamental purpose of a compliance plan is to create an organizational culture that promotes the prevention, identification, and resolution of issues associated with risk. Suggest two (2) main aspects of a management strategy necessary to create this type of culture. Support your recommendations with at least one (1) real-world example.

 

In your own words, please explain what we mean by an organizational compliance plan and what effect it can have on the overall management of a practice?

Analysis" Please respond to the following:

 

Assess the value of total quality management (TQM) to health care systems. Include two (2) ways in which implementing TQM would be beneficial to a health care organization.

Compare and contrast run and control charts. Include their uses in health care systems.

Week 8 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management:"Applying Labor and Employment Laws to Medical Practices" Please respond to the following:

 

Employers sometimes violate employment laws because they lack knowledge and understanding of how these laws apply to their workplace. Determine two (2) major employment laws which a practice manager could unintentionally violate. Next, recommend the main steps that the manager should take to avoid the risk of breaking those laws.

According to the text, there are three (3) basic models of physician compensation. Compare and contrast compensation major compensation models i.e. Individualistic, Team-Oriented, and Middle-Ground and suggest which model would be most effective in creating a pay structure that would attract and retain physicians who would make the practice successful. Justify your recommendation.

It has been stated that sometimes employers violate laws due to lack of knowledge, do you think that is a worthwhile argument?  Can that hold up in a legal case as a reason?

 

Week 8 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services:"Project Management" Please respond to the following:

 

Compare the main strengths and weaknesses of the Gantt chart and PERT for project management, and give your opinion on which you believe is the most effective for project management.

Diagnose the key factors which can influence the riskiness of projects (investments) in health care organizations. Justify your response.

Week 7 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management:"Legal Liability in Medical Practice Management" Please respond to the following:

According, to the text, physicians can be held professionally liable for issues surrounding their relationships with patients, staff, and other providers. Select two (2) areas of professional liability that you think pose the most serious legal threat for a physician in a medical practice. Provide a rationale for your selection.

Compare, and contrast the main requirements of the Stark Law and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Next, analyze the main reasons why it is important for practice administrators to understand how these laws affect the operations of the medical practice. Support analysis with at least one (1) real-world example.

Week 7 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services:"Decision Analysis" Please respond to the following:

 

Compare the primary strengths and weaknesses of cost-benefit analysis (CBA), cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), and cost-utility analysis (CUA). Give your opinion on which method you believe to be the most effective in economic evaluation.

Using the umbrella decision-making example on page 198 of the textbook, suppose the probability of rain is 0.6, the ruined clothes cost is $30, and the lost umbrella costs are $2. Come to a decision based upon these assumptions, and determine the break-even probability of rain.

Week 6 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management:"Improving Practice Management through Information Technology" Please respond to the following:

 

Imagine you areresponsible for purchasing a new health information or practice management system for a medical practice. Prioritize three (3) system functions or capabilities that would be most important to when making this purchase. Support your decision.

Assess the process of benchmarking as a function of practice management. Suggest one financial and one (1) operational benchmark that a practice manager could use to improve business outcomes and the quality of patient care. Support your recommendations with at least one (1) real-world example.

Week 6 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services:"Capacity Analysis and Queing Theory" Please respond to the following:

 

Argue why capacity analysis is important in a health services environment. Provide one (1) example of this importance in a health services environment to support your argument.

 

Evaluate the importance of applications of queuing theory in a health services environment. Provide one (1) example of this importance to support your evaluation.

Week 5 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management:"Financial Planning for Medical Group Practices Please respond to the following:

 

Analyze the fundamental financial and budgeting responsibilities of a group practice manager. Suggest the most important competency that a practice manager must demonstrate in order to effectively manage the practice’s financial accounts. Support your rationale.

Compare and contrast the main different types of budgets that practice managers use. As a practice manager, determine two types of budgets that you think would be most effective for managing the practice’s income and expenses. Justify your response.

 

In addition to the above question, please name 3 criteria you would use and explain why in at least 2 paragraphs, when hiring a manager for a health care practice that you own

Week 5 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services:"Sensitivity Analysis and Regression" Please respond to the following:

 

Compare the major strengths and weaknesses of the forecasting models presented in Chapter 6

Outline the primary conditions in which regression is a useful and applicable forecasting tool. Provide one example of such a condition to support your answer.

 

Discuss the importance of the four (4) guiding principles of forecasting. Next, select one (1) principle and discuss how to apply it in a real-world scenario.

Week 4 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management:"Medical Group Practices and Public Health” Please respond to the following:

Imagine a life-threatening event or a natural disaster in your community such as a severe weather event, terrorist attack, or other type of public health emergency. Propose an overall strategy that medical providers and public health agencies should include in the response plan that combines the efforts of both groups. Determine how these groups could work collaboratively to effectively manage this emergency.

Compare, and contrast the model for an accountable care organization to another group practice model. State your opinion as to which model you think is more effective at reducing the cost of healthcare services while improving the quality of care. Justify your decision.

Week 3 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management:"Aspects of Human Resources Management and Marketing Strategies” Please respond to the following:

 

Appraise the key functions of Human Resources Management (HRM) and state your opinion as to whether or not HRM should be part of the strategic planning process for medical group practices. Support your rationale with specific examples.

Evaluate the importance of effective marketing for medical practices. Recommend three specific factors that a practice administrator should consider when creating a marketing plan for a medical group practice. Justify recommendations.

Week 3 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services:"Planning Tools"

 

Suggest the major benefits of utilizing a flow chart to define and improve a work process. Outline the key steps required to construct and develop an effective flow chart.

Determine why one should include time value of money in any financial decision. Elaborate on how this will facilitate better financial decision making.

Week 3 Homework

 

Chapter 3: Exercise 3-3 (page 61 of the text)

 

Chapter 4: Exercise 4-1 through 4-4 (page 72 of the text)

Week 2 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management: "Challenges for Group Practice Administrators and Recruitment Strategy for Practice Managers"

 

Predict two (2) external and / or internal challenges facing today’s medical group practice administrators. Compose a strategy to manage the challenges in question. Justify your response.

Imagine that you work for a medium-sized healthcare organization and the organization is hiring a medical practice manager.Determine three areas of competency that you think are most important to effectively manage a medical group practice. Next, suggest a recruitment strategy that includes the method you would use to advertise the position and the information you would include in the job posting to attract qualified candidates. Justify your response.

Week 2 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services: "Statistical Inferences"

Choose one (1) of the statistical tests, (T-Tests)and provide a real-world example of T-Tests in which it is applicable. Explain why the test is appropriate for the example.

 

Conclude why reporting results with a margin of error is more informational than just the point estimate, such as the sample mean. Provide support for your rationale.

Due Week 2 and worth 30 points

Homework

Chapter 2: Exercises 2-1 through 2-5 (page 48 of the text)

I am changing the assignment to eliminate problems 4 and 5.

Therefore, the new assignment is Chapter 2, problems 1, 2 and 3 only.

EXERCISES

  • 2-1 Your organization collects data on individual patients shown in Appendix Table 2. Identify whether each variable is measured nominally, ordinally, or as an interval/ratio variable.
  • 2-2 What statistical measures would you use to summarize the variable for age? What about for gender? For convenience satisfaction? How would you present these graphically?
  • 2-3 If you are interested in whether satisfaction scoring differed by the amount the individual paid as a co-pay, how would you state this inquiry as testable hypotheses (the null and alternative)? What statistical test would you run to test this hypothesis?

Week 1 Discussion MAT 543: Quantitative Methods for Health Services:” Quantitative Methods in Health Services Management" Please respond to the following:

Discuss the importance of efficiency and effectiveness as key managerial interests, and analyze the primary conditions for each.

Assess whether or not the general systems model is a good approach for health services administration. Explain your rationale.

Discuss the importance of efficiency and effectiveness as key managerial interests, and analyze the primary conditions for each.

Assess whether or not the general systems model is a good approach for health services administration. Explain your rationale.

Week 1 Discussion HSA 546: Physician's Practice Management: "Group Medical Practices in the U.S. "

According to the textbook, a comparison of several countries with different levels of income shows that quality of healthcare and life expectancy among these nations are similar. However, the cost of care in the U.S. is the highest among the nations in the comparison. Analyze the main specific factors that affect the cost of healthcare services in the U.S. and recommend one (1) way that physician practices can help reduce the overall cost of healthcare services in the U.S. Provide a rationale for your response.

Assess the key different types of physician practices and evaluate three (3) administrative challenges that practice administrators face in providing quality services to the communities they serve. Support your analysis with specific examples.

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