Week 1 – Assignment: Analyze the Structure and Role of Healthcare Financial Management
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The culminating Signature Assignment due in Week 7 will require you to complete some work ahead of the due date. To ensure you are prepared and have adequate time to complete this assignment, please review the instructions. Pay close attention to the assignments in Weeks 4 and 5. In Week 4, you will address basic financial statements, and in Week 5, you will explore conducting Profit Analysis, which are key components of Week 7, Develop a Presentation to the Board of Directors.
Additionally, it is appropriate to schedule a 1:1 call with your professor to discuss the feedback on your signature assignment before you complete your Week 8 Assignment.
For this assignment, you will compose an essay that analyzes the structure of the finance department and the role of finance in health services organizations. Make sure you address how that role has changed in the era of healthcare reform and how those changes have impacted the management of healthcare organizations. As an example, you can use the finance department in your organization if you work in the healthcare setting; otherwise, you can use any finance department.
Length: 3-5 pages, excluding title page and references
References: A minimum of 3 peer-reviewed sources. Other scholarly and credible sources may also be used as supplemental support