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Develop Strategies to Allow Healthcare Institution’s Cost Structure to be More Flexible

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Your hospital organization is experiencing several negative trends. First, procedures which were formerly performed exclusively at a hospital are now being performed at outpatient facilities. Also, insurance companies are reimbursing less for similar services than they did previously. Insurance companies are requiring patients to be held in observation status instead of admitting the patient to the hospital. The hospital incurs similar costs but receives approximately 1/3 the rate of reimbursement. The hospital cost structure was developed over years where reimbursements were very different. The hospital has a high-cost structure, which is hard to maintain in the new environment. You are to prepare a report to the board of directors developing strategies to bend the cost curve and make the cost structure more flexible.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages (in lieu of a report you can prepare a 5-10 slide PowerPoint presentation)

Resources: Include a minimum of 3-5 scholarly resources related to your issue

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