HCR 230 Week 9 Final Project Design a Financial Policy
Resources: Appendix A and Figure 15.1 on p. 487 of Medical Insurance
Complete Part A and Part B of your final project using critical thinking skills. These skills include suspending judgment and applying problem-solving skills and methods while conducting research. You must form evaluative decisions and provide your rationale after considering how you would design a medical office financial policy.
Decide on the type of medical office setting you prefer to research. Focus on that setting as you complete each portion of the final project.
Refer to Figure 15.1 on p. 487 of your textbook, the Internet, and the University Library as resources. Search for medical office financial policy advice and sample policies.
Write an original 750- to 1,050-word medical office financial policy for Part A of your final project. In your policy, provide a minimum of three references other than your textbook, formatted according to APA standards. Include the following components in your policy:
· Collection of copayments, deductibles, and past-due balances
· Arrangements for handling of unpaid balances
· Handling of payments for noncovered services
· Prepayment policies
· Policies for accepting cash, checks, money orders, and credit or debit cards
· Arrangements for sliding scales and low income payments
· Other pertinent policies you see fit to include based on your research
Format your policy similarly to the examples you see online and in your text; however, your policy must include APA-formatted references.
Complete Part B of your project. Include the following the end of your financial policy:
· Add a separate section reviewing why you believe your policy is best suited to your selected type of medical office setting.
· Explain and provide support for your rationale in 550 to 700 words.
· Include a minimum of one reference to support your explanation and format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. You may use the same references to complete the supporting rationale that you used for the financial policy.
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
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Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
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Applying Research Skills Scoring Guide
|Apply academic peer reviewed journal articles relevant to the health care problem or issue being researched.||Does not describe academic peer reviewed journal articles related to the health care problem or issue being researched.||Describes academic peer reviewed journal articles related to the health care problem or issue being researched.||Applies academic peer reviewed journal articles relevant to the health care problem or issue being researched.||Applies academic peer reviewed journal articles relevant to the health care problem or issue being researched, including why the chosen articles are relevant to the topic.|
|Assess the credibility of information and explain the relevance of the information sources.||Does not describe origin of information or relevant aspects of the information sources.||Describes a few of the origins of the information and relevant aspects of the information sources.||Assess the credibility of information and explain the relevance of the information sources.||Assesses the credibility of information, explaining the process used for determining the sources’ credibility, and explains the relevance of the information sources, providing the reasons for considering the sources relevant to the topic.|
|Analyze academic peer-reviewed journal articles using the annotated bibliography organizational format.||Does not analyze academic peer-reviewed journal articles using the annotated bibliography organizational format.||Analyzes academic peer-reviewed journal articles but fails to use the annotated bibliography format effectively.||Analyzes academic peer-reviewed journal articles using the annotated bibliography organizational format.||Analyzes academic peer-reviewed journal articles using the annotated bibliography organizational format, and provides rationale for inclusion of each selected article.|
|Summarize what was learned from developing an annotated bibliography.||Does not describe what was learned from developing the annotated bibliography.||Describes a portion of what was learned from developing the annotated bibliography.||Summarizes what was learned from developing an annotated bibliography.||Summarizes what was learned from developing the annotated bibliography, including examples.|
|Produce text with minimal grammatical, usage, spelling, and mechanical errors.||Produces text with significant grammatical, usage, spelling, and mechanical errors, making text difficult to follow.||Produces text with some grammatical, usage, spelling, and mechanical errors, making text difficult to follow at times.||Produces text with minimal grammatical, usage, spelling, and mechanical errors.||Produces text free of grammatical, usage, spelling, and mechanical errors.|
|Integrate into text appropriate use of scholarly sources, evidence, and citation style.||Does not integrate into text appropriate use of scholarly sources, evidence, and citation style.||Integrates into text mostly appropriate use of scholarly sources, evidence, and citation style, but there are lapses in style use.||Integrates into text appropriate use of scholarly sources, evidence, and citation style.||Integrates into text appropriate use of scholarly sources, evidence, and citation style without errors and uses current reference sources.|