HW 5: Decision Making for Improved Performance.
From your course textbook Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, read the following chapters:
The nature of strategic management
From the Backmatter section of your book, please read:
Appendix A Analyzing strategic health care cases
Assignment 2: Discussion Questions
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
To support your work, use your course and text readings, peer-reviewed journals, and also the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Hospitals, outpatient centers, and free-standing surgical centers are dependent on many funding sources to pay for their services. Compare and contrast approval/payment from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commercial insurance, and the traditional Medicare program (not a Medicare health maintenance organization [HMO]) available to these types of facilities. How does this impact the strategic management of these facilities?