Looks like per Professor there needs to be some corrections. Attached is paper w/ professor comments as well as scores of basic on the below grading criteria. Please let me know if you have any questions.
You have done a great deal of solid research. This has provided a very strong foundation for your next revision.
You wrote ” A report from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was released indicating that the costs of premiums were expected to rise as a result of those plans being sold on exchanges.” Great report from RWJF. In your paper, you introduce this without previously discussing the exchange. What was the origin and purpose of the exchange?
I have made comments in your document. Please read these carefully. I have not gone line-by-line through the document. Rather, I have identified examples are issues that pervade your work.
You make assumptions that the reader has background in the details of the legislation, the organizations: the products provided and scope of services, and the general health care environment. You must create a document that explains these assumptions for the reader.
One of the key components of this assessment is your challenge to the current state of each organization as you have analyzed them. Your challenge to the status quo demonstrates your synthesis of the course content.
Assess various initiatives related to the role of government in reimbursement structures.
CRITERION: Analyze opportunities presented by legislated mandates while creating innovative methods of achieving and maintaining financial stability.
DISCUSSES OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY LEGISLATED MANDATES WHILE CREATING INNOVATIVE METHODS OF ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING FINANCIAL STABILITY.
YOU HAVE PROVIDED INFORMATION ON VARIOUS METHODS. PROVIDE DETAILS FROM WHICH AN ANALYSIS IS DEVELOPED.
COMPETENCY: Evaluate internal and external factors that can affect the health care organization’s functional operations and results and internal controls for financial planning and decision making.
CRITERION: Evaluate internal and external factors that can affect a health care organization’s internal controls for financial planning and decision making.
DESCRIBES INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT A HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION’S INTERNAL CONTROLS FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING.
YOU WROTE: “AN EXAMPLE FACTOR THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING THE OPERATIONS OF CIGNA COMPANY IS AN UPTICK OF ECONOMY AND CUSTOMER SPENDING INCREASE AFTER THE YEARS OF RECESSION AND STAGNANT GROWTH RATE IN THE INDUSTRY.”
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A DESCRIPTION THAT REQUIRES FURTHER INFORMATION. READING YOUR PAPER, I ASK, “WHAT HAS THIS TO DO WITH THE PRODUCTS CIGNA PROVIDES?” AFTER DEVELOPING AN EXPLANATION, INCLUDE AN ANALYSIS FOLLOWED BY OUR CHALLENGE.
COMPETENCY: Analyze opportunities presented by outside funders, internal operating structure, and legislated mandates while creating innovative methods of achieving and maintaining financial stability.
CRITERION: Analyze opportunities presented by outside funders while creating innovative methods of achieving and maintaining financial stability.
DISCUSSES OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY OUTSIDE FUNDERS WHILE CREATING INNOVATIVE METHODS OF ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING FINANCIAL STABILITY.
I AM NOT QUITE SURE HOW MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS ARE “OUTSIDE FUNDERS.” DEVELOP THIS IDEA FURTHER. WHAT INNOVATIVE APPROACH HAVE YOU CREATED?
CRITERION: Analyze opportunities presented by the internal operating structure while creating innovative methods of achieving and maintaining financial stability.
DISCUSSES OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY THE INTERNAL OPERATING STRUCTURE WHILE CREATING INNOVATIVE METHODS OF ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING FINANCIAL STABILITY.
USING YOUR DESCRIPTION, CREATE A FOCUSED ANALYSIS THAT PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR YOUR SYNTHESIS FOR INNOVATION.
CRITERION: Create realistic strategic options for a health care organization to develop capital and structures for long-term financial viability.
DEVELOPS REALISTIC STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR A HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION TO DEVELOP CAPITAL AND STRUCTURES FOR LONG-TERM FINANCIAL VIABILITY.
YOU DESCRIBE ELEMENTS OF A LONG TERM STRATEGY, DEVELOP THESE FURTHER INTO A FULL STATEMENT OF STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR LONG-TERM FINANCIAL VIABILITY. USE THE LITERATURE EXTENSIVELY.
CRITERION: Write clearly with sound structure and without spelling, grammatical, and syntax errors, adhering to APA format.
WRITES WITH SUFFICIENT ERRORS TO DETRACT FROM THE MESSAGE, EXHIBITS POOR STRUCTURE, HAS MANY SPELLING, GRAMMATICAL AND SYNTAX ERRORS, OR IRREGULARLY ADHERES TO APA FORMAT REQUIREMENTS.
PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO GUIDE THE READER IN YOUR PROCESS.
Write a 10-page critical evaluation and comparison of two publicly-traded companies in the same health care segment. You may choose the two companies you wish to analyze. Apply the financial concepts and practices covered in this course to analyze the past and current financial situations, with an emphasis on financial strategies, financial analyses, and financial risks. Conclude with recommendations for future financial improvement. Your findings, conclusions, and recommendations must be grounded in the topics covered in this course.
Include a title page and table of contents in your paper, as well as the references list.
- Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
- Resources: A minimum of 5 references, all cited in the body of the text.
- Paper length: A minimum of 10 pages, excluding a title page, table of contents, tables, figures, and the references list.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.