Assignment: Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper



Assignment: Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper
MHA 612 Week 3 – Assignment: Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper
Assignment: Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper

Prior to completing this assignment, review Chapter 10 and 12 in your course text.

You are a mid-level manager in a health care organization and you have been asked to prepare a report, with appropriate exhibits, for the senior financial officer.

Discuss the roles played by financial ratios in general and analyze the commonly used financial ratios by categories.
Additionally, select a local hospital and compare its financial ratios for the most recent three years against the national norms for this type of institution. Include analytical comments and how the organization compares to the national norms as well as any suggestions as to how results could be improved.
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.

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.

Financial Ratios
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Exceptionally thorough discussion of the role played by financial ratios and comprehensive analysis of the commonly used financial ratios by categories.

Proficient -Discusses the role of financial ratios and analyzes the most commonly used ratios by categories. Some relevant details are missing.

Basic – Minimally discusses the role of financial ratios and presents a brief analysis of some of the ratios by categories. Many relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Attempts to discuss the role of financial ratios, but does not sufficiently describe their use by categories. Several significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The discussion of the role of financial ratio and the analysis on the commonly used ratios is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Hospital Improvements – Assignment: Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper
Total: 2.50
Distinguished – Comprehensively and effectively provides analytical comments on how a hospital can improve financial ratio results. The comments include comprehensive and feasible actions supported with substantial evidence from the text and scholarly resources.

Proficient –

Provides analytical comments on how an HCO can improve financial ratio results.The comments include specifications supported with some evidence from the text and other scholarly resources.

Basic – Provides minimal analytical comments on how an HCO can improve financial ratio results. The comments are not fully supported by evidence from the text or scholarly resources.

Below Expectations – Attempts to prepare analytical comments on how an HCO can improve results by using financial ratios, but the suggestions are insufficiently described and there are very few actions discussed. The comments are not supported by evidence from the text or scholarly resources.

Non-Performance – The analytical comments on ways a hospital can improve results based on the comparison of its financial ratios against national norms and comments on the actions developed are either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Quantitative Literacy: Interpretation – Assignment: Financial Ratios Analysis and Comparison Paper
Total: 0.40
Distinguished – Gave a valid explanation of information presented in mathematical forms. Student makes appropriate conclusions based on that data.

Proficient – Gave a valid explanation of data presented in mathematical forms.

Basic – Gave a somewhat valid explanation of data presented in mathematical forms, but occasionally made minor errors.

Below Expectations – Attempted to explain data presented in mathematical forms, but drew erroneous conclusions about what the information meant.

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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