Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
II. Financial Principles and Reimbursement:
a) Reimbursement Strategies: What is the impact of case rates and management utilization data on pay-for-performance incentives? Be sure to
provide support for your response.
b) Reimbursement Methods: Analyze reimbursement methods, describing the advantages and disadvantages of each method in terms of strategic
planning for operational performance. For example, why might one method be more advantageous than another at a hospital or at a physician’s
c) Financial Management Principles: Compare and contrast financial management principles such as financial data that describe financial performance
of revenue reimbursement, benchmarking of industry standards, payer-mix breakdown of payers, and case rate and utilization rate data used to
evaluate operational performance.
d) Accounts Receivable: What are the challenges associated with collecting payments for the accounts receivable or collections department, and what
is the significance of monitoring cash flow and days in accounts receivable in terms of reimbursement?
e) Teamwork Principles: Compare and contrast collaborative teamwork principles to most effectively develop strategic planning that involves cross-
disciplinary teams. In other words, what principles work best for teams where individuals are from both clinical and non-clinical departments? What
are some of the challenges this might present for cohesive collaboration? Be sure to provide support for your response.
f) Maximizing Reimbursement: Generally speaking, to what extent do you feel healthcare organizations utilize case rates and management utilization
to maximize reimbursement from both government and third-party payer payment systems? Be sure to provide support for your response.