Assignment: Anti-Trust



Assignment: Anti-Trust
MHA 612 Week 2 – Assignment: Anti-Trust

Prior to completing the assignment, review Chapter 4 of your course text.

You are a manager with 5 years of experience and need to write a report for senior management on how your firm can avoid the threat of a Federal Trade Commission investigation if you were to merge with other health care organizations. Research on your own to select a health care organization in the United States that has been charged with an antitrust action within the last five years and use this information as the basis for your paper. In your report

Summarize the charges and rebuttal or mitigation of charges used by the health care organization you researched.
Discuss lessons learned and propose actions that can be taken by your management to avoid similar anti- trust actions in your proposed merger.
Your paper must include an introduction, thesis, and conclusion. Your paper must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize three scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources (excluding the course text) that were published within the last five years. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and provide complete references for each source used on the reference page.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Required Resource – MHA 612 Week 2 – Assignment: Anti-Trust
Required Text
Cleverley, W. O., Song, P. H., & Cleverley, J. O. (2011). Essentials of health care finance (7th ed). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com
Chapter 4: Legal and Regulatory Environment
This chapter discusses how legal and regulatory issues such as Health Care Reform Act and HIPAA shape and define good financial management of a healthcare organization.
Chapter 5: Measuring Community Benefit
This chapter focuses on the current basis for tax exemption for NFP (not for profit) healthcare firms. The elements of community benefit listed by key policy groups are analyzed and evaluated.
Chapter 6: Revenue Determination
This chapter defines the basic methods for payment for healthcare firms and the issues in the process of pricing.
Chapter 7: Health Insurance and Managed Care
This chapter focuses on four main activities of health plans, the definition of a health maintenance organization, five types of health plans and their characteristics. The legal and regulatory issues that affect managed care organizations are also discussed.
Recommended Resources – MHA 612 Week 2 – Assignment: Anti-Trust
Article
Rauscher, S. (2008). Effective hospital revenue cycle management: Is there a trade-off between the amount of patient revenue and the speed of revenue collection/practitioner application. Journal of Healthcare Management, 53(6), 392. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.
Textbook PowerPoint Presentations
Chapter 4 Legal and Regulatory EnvironmentPreview the document
Chapter 5 Measuring Community BenefitPreview the document
Chapter 6 Revenue DeterminationPreview the document
Chapter 7 Health Insurance and Managed CarePreview the document
HFMA PowerPoint Presentation Revenue CyclePreview the document
MHA612.W2A1.10.2014
Description:

Total Possible Score: 6.00

Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.

Proficient – Paper is logically organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One of these requires improvement.

Basic – Paper is organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One or more of the introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require improvement.

Below Expectations – Paper is loosely organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. The introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require much improvement.

Non-Performance – The introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Summarize Charges and Proposed Rebuttal
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Accurately and clearly summarizes the charges and rebuttal made of a U.S. HCO charged with anti-trust action within the last five years.

Proficient – Summarizes the charges and the rebuttal made against a U.S. HCO charged with anti-trust within the last five years. Some relevant details are missing.

Basic – Minimally summarizes the charges made against a U.S. HCO charged with anti- trust violations. The rebuttal of those charges may not be clear and/or accurate.

Below Expectations – Attempts to summarize the charges made against a U.S. HCO charged with anti-trust violations. However, not enough details of the charges and the rebuttal are given and/or they are inaccurate.

Non-Performance -The summary of the charges and rebuttal to these charges is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Lessons Learned and Proposed Actions
Total: 2.50
Distinguished – Thoroughly discusses lessons learned and proposes clear and specific actions that can be taken by the management to avoid anti-trust actions. The actions are comprehensive, feasible, and supported with substantial evidence from the text and scholarly resources.

Proficient – Discusses lessons learned and proposes actions that can be taken by the management to avoid anti-trust actions. Some evidence from the text and scholarly resources is provided to support the proposal.

Basic – Minimally discusses the lessons learned by management to avoid anti-trust actions. Actions that could be taken to avoid anti-trust charges are not entirely feasible. There is little evidence provided from the text and scholarly resources to support the proposal.

Below Expectations – Attempts to discuss the lessons learned by management to avoid anti-trust actions. However, the necessary actions are not proposed and/or are not feasible. There is a lack of evidence provided from the text and scholarly resources to support the proposal.

Non-Performance – The lessons learned and the actions needed to be taken by management to avoid anti-trust litigation is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Critical Thinking- Conclusions and Related Outcomes
Total: 0.40
Distinguished – Conclusions and related outcomes are logical and clearly reflect student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Proficient – Conclusions and related outcomes are logical and reflect student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Basic – Conclusions and related outcomes are identified and minimally reflect student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Below Expectations – Conclusions and related outcomes are not logical or reflective of student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.15
Distinguished -Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient -Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance -The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

APA Formatting
Total: 0.15
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Page Requirement
Total: 0.15
Distinguished – The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Proficient – The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.

Basic – The paper meets over half of the page requirement.

Below Expectations -A fraction of the page requirement is completed.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Resource Requirement
Total: 0.15
Distinguished – Provides ample resources and uses the correct number of sources from the specified search agents.

Proficient – Provides the approximate number of sources, while using some of the correct search agents specified in the assignment instructions.

Basic – Provides over half of the sources required in the assignment instructions.

Below Expectations – Provides inadequate number of resources and does not include sources from specified search agents.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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