Commercial insurances average

Your facility has the following payer mix:
40% commercial insurances
25% Medicare insurance
15% Medicaid insurance
15% liability insurance
5% all others including self-pay
 

Write a 3-4 page report that addresses the following requirements:

Assume that for the time in question you have 2000 cases in the proportions above. (What are the proportions of the total cases for each payer?)
 
The average Medicare rate for each case is $6200- use this as the baseline. Commercial insurances average 110% of Medicare, Medicaid averages 65% of Medicare, Liability insurers average 200% of Medicare and the others average 100% of Medicare rates. (What are the individual reimbursement rates for all 5 payers?)
  1. What are the expected rates of reimbursement for this time frame for each payer? What is your expected A/R?
  2. What rate should you charge for these services (assuming one charge rate for all payers)? (This gives you your total A/R.) Calculate the total charges for all cases based on this rate.
  3. What is the difference between the two A/R rates above? Can you collect it from the patient? What happens to the difference?
  4. Which of these costs are fixed? Which are variable? Direct or indirect?
    • materials/supplies (gowns, drapes, bedsheets)
    • Wages (nurses, technicians)
    • Utility, building, usage exp (lights, heat, technology)
    • Medications
    • Licensing of facility
    • Per diem staff
    • Insurances (malpractice, business etc.)
  5. Calculate the contribution margin for one case (in $) with the following costs for this period, per case: a. materials/supplies: $2270 b. Wages: $2000 c. Utility, building, usage exp: $1125 d. Insurances (malpractice, business etc.): $175
  6. Using the above information, determine which is fixed and which cost is variable. Then calculate the breakeven volume of cases in units for this period.
  7. Suppose you want to make $150,000 profit between this period and next period to fund an expansion to the NICU, how many cases would you have to see? At what payer mix would this be optimal?
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The Search for Leadership

You are the CEO of a major consumer technology corporation. The company is global and offers remote employment, in addition to numerous physical locations. It distributes the products through different global wholesalers to reach retailers who in turn sell to the ultimate consumer. Your job is to find a new president for the organization. The past president has retired after 25 years of service. You will have to explain to the board of directors what criteria will be used in the search for a new company president.

In your paper:

  • Explain what being a leader is, and what traits are needed to be an effective leader.
  • Describe the type of leadership style and skills needed for the position.
  • Analyze the importance of attending to tasks and relationships.
  • Explain the importance of a leader following and communicating a vision, and setting the tone.
  • Examine the necessity for a leader to have good out-group member skills, as well as the ability to handle conflict and overcome obstacles.
  • Justify the needed ethical leadership traits for this position

The Final Paper

  • Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the text. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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.

 

BUS 119 Week 2 – Assignment-Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

Three of the leaders profiled in Chapter 2 (Mother Teresa, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey) have started foundations, schools, or other projects to support causes they believe in. Conduct online research of a favorite celebrity or professional athlete who has also set up a foundation or project for social good.

In your paper:

  • Describe the foundation or project for social good.
  • Discuss how the foundation reflects the personal values of the celebrity or athlete.
  • Explain how the foundation or project is an example of leadership integrity.
  • Describe how the foundation or project enhances the celebrity’s image.
  • Describe whether integrity and image management are compatible.

The paper:

  • Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least three scholarly sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the text. Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable source.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Assignment 1 – MBALN670 – Supply Chain Management

Assignment Brief:
Prior to attempting the assignment questions please read the following
material:
 Welcome to Cruise International
 Overview of Cruise International
 Mission Statement which includes:
o Cruise Data
• North American Passenger Capacity
• Cruise Destination Data
• Cruise Destination Data (Seasonalized)
• Average Length of Cruise Data
• Length of Cruise Demand Data
• Average Capacity Utilization
Quality Survey Data
• Billing Errors Data
• Guest Survey Data
• Housekeeping Stateroom
• Cleaning Data
o Housekeeping Work Sampling Data
Hours Required to Accomplish Routine Maintenance Tasks
Cost Reports Processing Time Chart
 Departments
 Guest’s Survey Form
 Activities for Telemedicine System Implementation
 Embarkation Process
Guidelines for assignment
 This is an individual assignment
 Ground your answer in relevant theory
 Plagiarism and reproduction of someone else’s work as your own willbe
penalized
 Make use of references, where appropriate – Use Harvard or APA referencing
method.
 Late submission implies a deduction of 10 marks per day
 Structural elements should include an introduction, main body, and a conclusion
 Weight – 50%
 All of the following questions are to be attempted.
 Maximum word count: 2000 words
 Type of assignment: Essay
 Start / Finish : Week 2
Learning Outcome Assessed: 1,2,3
CHAPTER 4: Supply Chain Management at Cruise International, Inc.
Bob Bristol, your boss at Cruise International, Inc., just called to tell you that he was
impressed with your progress thus far in familiarizing yourself with operations at CIIboth
the strategic details pertaining to its mission, competitive priorities, etc. and the
specific details concerning its services and processes. He tells you that, with all the
buzz about supply chain management (SCM) that you hear these days, CII is actively
interested in exploring how different SCM concepts and techniques could be used in
their operations. Maintaining an adequate, assured supply of a variety of mechanical
equipment, entertainment equipment, retail merchandise, food products, and supplies
for maintaining the ship is critical to CII. Meghan Willoughby, Chief Purser aboard the
Friendly Seas I, has a couple of specific assignments that you will work on later. But for
now, Meghan would like a concise research report for the top management team
addressing SCM issues relevant to CII.
“Leila Jensen liked your write-up on the CII service package and delivery system.
Meghan Willoughby wants you to prepare a similar report addressing SCM issues
relevant to CII. Senior Administrators at CII are actively involved in exploring how SCM
concepts and techniques could be adopted in their operations. Prepare a concise report
addressing the specific questions that Meghan has put together for you. I look forward
to receiving your report, which I am sure will provide insight for SC applications at CII.”
1. Provide a comprehensive explanation of the essential concepts of SCM
and explain to what extent SCM is applicable to a service operation
such as CII.
2. Evaluate how partnering with some of the suppliers could benefitCII.
What issues should CII consider when developing partnerships?
3. Purchasing, a major function in SCM, is critical in the cruise line
industry. Critique the potential conflicts of interest or ethical issues
facing the purchasing function.

Toys (Cyprus) Ltd.

Toys Ltd. was established in 1990 in a provincial town close to Larnaca in Cyprus with the stated
objectives of producing high quality toys and educational equipment for principally, the Cyprus
market and later the middle-east. Over the period of 20 years it has seen various ups and downs in
fortune but has been facing increasing competition especially in the education segment of its
business.
Recently it has experienced a downturn in its profitability which its management ascribe to the
deteriorating economic markets in Europe and the ”knock on” effect in the Cyprus market. Various
strategies to overcome this deterioration in its sales and profits have been proposed and cuts in the
employee force and production techniques have been proposed. The management consider that
these strategies together with more stringent cost controls and cost cutting will produce the desired
results in the future.
One of the factors reported by the sales director, Kyriacos Dmitriou, is the increasing number of
returns being received by the goods returned department. This phenomenon he says, “….. is not
sustainable if the firm is to return to profitability. “
The production manager has suggested that if 100% of items produced are inspected at the end of
the production line then the problem of returns of defectives will be solved. This operation could be
achieved by moving 2 or 3 of the more experienced workers from the assembly line and onto final
quality inspection. Again, this strategy would not involve changes in staff numbers. It has also been
suggested by the production department that a higher degree of self assembly by the
customers/consumers could be used as this would again reduce production costs and place the onus
of the defectives issue on the consumers.
The Marketing Director, Stavrou Kiriacou, is concerned that so many items with working parts are
being returned due to erratic or non-working parts. He is concerned that this will affect the
reputation and image of the firm. His senior assistant has proposed that as a measure of good will
the firm agrees to receive faulty goods back and replace them with new items. This, he says, will
cure the image problems. He also suggests that the faulty units could be rebuilt and repaired then
sold in the outlet shop. These could be sold at a compensating discount. He believes also that this
would not detract from the sales of new items. Under this strategy no extra staff would be needed
as regular staff could carry out the functions during lulls in their regular work.
It has been suggested by the accountants that the company should be looking for cheaper
components even if they are considered lower quality as this would satisfy the company’s need for
cost reduction in production. With the change in staff organisation, cheaper components, cheaper
materials, rebuilding products and sales in outlets the returns problems and profit levels would be
addressed. The accountants have asked for more accurate figures of returns, defectives, fault points
and total production volume figures are provided to them. It could be they say, that the levels of
returns are at acceptable levels. After all they claim, the percentage “defectives” may well be within
the parameters laid down in industry standards and bench marks.
Additionally, the accountants have queried if the firm can afford to choose strategies other than
those they have proposed:
a)buying cheaper components and materials
b)working to industry norms on defectives and acceptance levels
c)”toughing” it out as far as returns are concerned by denying liability and resisting compensation by
replacement of defective products.
Operations Management – Assessment 2 – Toys (Cyprus) Ltd. – Case study
You have been requested to provide advice and justified recommendations, as a new graduate of
management studies, to the management of TOYS (Cyprus) Ltd. regarding their problems with their
products and processes. They are particularly interested in your observations regarding their
proposals to overcome their poor performance in the markets they are in.
They have asked that you provide them with justified reasons for recommendations.
You are to write your recommendations, findings and observations with fully justified arguments.
Guidelines for assignment
 This is an individual assignment
 Plagiarism and reproduction of someone else’s work as your own will be penalized
 Make use of references, where appropriate – Use Harvard referencing method.
 Structural elements should include an introduction, main body, and a conclusion
 Weight – 50%
 All of the following questions are to be attempted.
 Maximum word count: 2000 words
 Type of assignment: Essay
 Deadline : Week 6

success of the plan.

Assignment Instructions

Course Objective:   Develop the skills to assess the success of the plan.
Instructions:
  1. Make sure you use adequate, credible and reliable APA source citations to support your work.
  2. This strategic plan will incorporate what you have learned over the past 7 weeks.  Your company selection must be listed on either the NASDAQ or NYSE.
  3. You may review the sample strategic plans shared in the resource section and use them as a guide in developing your strategic plan. Please keep in mind that you must still meet the 20% similarity scan requirements upon submission. DO NOT SIMPLY COPY AND PASTE MATERIAL FROM THE COMPANY WEBSITE
 
 
 
Strategic Plan must include the following:
Proper APA format with headers, in-text references, reference page, 1′ margins (use template provided below)
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Overview (with ticker symbol)
  • Company History
  • Products and or services
  • Operations
  • Vision
  • Mission Statement
  • Corporate Values & Culture
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Competition
  • Management team/Leadership
  • Financial Outlook
  • Strategies
  • Conclusion
  • Label your Word document as follows: YourLastname.doc (ex: Johnson.doc)
  • Review Grading rubric attached prior to submittal.
  • min 5 scholarly resources required
  • essay format; not bullet format.
  • **Minimum 7 full pages of content (Word Document) of strategic material (does not include cover page, executive summary nor reference pages)**
  • **all charts, graphs and pictures are to go in appendix (not a substitute for content)
  • ***Once you submit your document to the assignment folder it will automatically be loaded to TURNTIN.COM within the course** NOTE: Strategic Plan must return a similarity scan of 20% or less (the following will be excluded: headers, bibliography, etc. prior to instructor grading paper – focus on content of scan percentage)**

Final Examination – Research Proposal

Final Examination – Research Proposal
Weighting: 60% towards final grade
Word limit: 3000 (-/+10%) – text only, excluding tables, appendices, references,
covers page, contents.
This is an individual piece of work
Apply the requirements of the Harvard Referencing System throughout the
report.
Use the structure appearing below:
You are about to commence a new research project in a business field of your choice.
You are expected to write a report that constitutes a research proposal.
Business fields may include but are not limited to:
Customer satisfaction
Employee satisfaction
Employee contribution
Quality control effectiveness
Perceived Organizational Support
Organizational Commitment
Wage Satisfaction
Leadership effectiveness
Stock management
Sale Forecasting
Operations research
1. Working individually, you will:
– Have chosen a clear and specific research question/ aim/ hypothesis for yourresearch;
– Have contextualised your research question/ aim within the academicliterature;
– Understand the philosophical and methodological bases for yourresearch;
– Have a sound method to address the research question/ aim/hypothesis.
2. Use Harvard style in-text citation andreferencing.
3. Do not copy any materials you use word for word unless you identify these sections clearly as
quotations.
4. If you paraphrase any materials, you must identify sources through in-textreferencing.
5. This is an individual assignment please do not work closely with anyoneelse.
6. Write 3000 words (+ or – 10%) excluding the header sheet, cover page, contents page, reference
list, footnotes andappendices.
Marks for criteria: Criteria
10% Focus and Completion Does the proposal
address the set tasks in a meaningful
manner?
Research Proposal Specifics
20% Research Objective Does the proposal
clearly articulate
20% Synthesis and Soundness Does the
proposal place the research objective in
the context of the relevant academic
literature and any relevant past studies?
Does the discussion demonstrate a