Healthcare – Legal and ethical issues

Healthcare – Legal and ethical issues

From the topics covered in Weeks 3-4, select one law related to financial management in health care organizations. We discussed such laws as False Claims Act, Stark Law etc. Include a cover page and a list of references at the end of the paper in APA Format. Paper will be double spaced and be 4-5 pages in 12 point New Times Roman font.
The assignment is to be written in clear, concise narrative. All sections in the outline for Assignment #2 are required.
Outline: Must use the underlined headings from the outline below in your paper and the paper must be in narrative form not outline or bullet format. 5% penalty deducted from paper if underlined headings not used in your paper.
1. Name of the Law and or laws:

State the official title of the federal and/or state law, the statute and section number. Must be either a federal statute or state statute and you must cite both if applicable. Thus if there is both a federal and state law that covers your subject picked then you must cite both. Do not assume that there is just a federal and or state law. In most cases there is both a federal and state law. You must use the laws cited in this section throughout the rest of the paper.
2. Management’s Financial Responsibilities:
What are the health care organization’s responsibilities under this financial management statute you stated above? Provide a comprehensive discussion of three (3) specific responsibilities under the financial management statute. State specifically after each responsibility where this responsibility is stated in the federal or state law. Describe the appropriate behavior and expectation. Include the citations and source of documents describing the organization’s responsibilities.
Consequences for Ethical or Legal Breach:

Discuss in general the civil and criminal consequences from the law. Then identify from the news, three (3) specific case examples of health care organizations or health care providers found guilty of a legal or ethical breach relative to the law you have cited in first part of paper. Identify the specific legal and/or ethical breach and the penalties assessed to the health service organizations and/or individuals found guilty of violating the law or ethics [provide citation of law]. At the end of each case, discuss in detail whether you agree or not with the decision and why. Bring in the facts of the case to support your comments. Students should use a minimum of three (3) documented specific examples retrieved from the print media.
HCO Management’s remedial steps to reverse the non-compliance organizations:
Describe in detail three (3) specific management actions or remedial steps you would take to ensure the financial management in the health care organization meets or exceeds the federal law or state law relative to the requirements of the law you cited above. Discuss specifically how each of the three management actions specifically meets or exceeds the specific federal or state law you cited. Note: These actions may include specific uses of technology, procedures, human resource training, and other management tools. However these action steps must be within the control of a manager.
5. Conclusion: Summary your findings above
Reference List [APA Format]
The paper must be:
Late penalties: Paper is due by due date but if there occurs an extraordinary event beyond your control, then you need to contact me as to the reason and then we can discuss a new due date if I agree with your excuse. In every case of an extension you will be penalized 11% [no chance for an A on the paper] for the first day late and an additional -1pt for each day thereafter, no matter the excuse. The rubric points are 100 so in the rubric you will lose -11pts if one day late.
Be sure and use the underlined headings found in the outline below in your paper. Paper must be in narrative format not outline or bullets.
Double spaced and be 4-5 pages in 12 point New Times Roman font.
Include a cover page [not counted as a page] which should have student name and title of your paper [Provide a short name for the legal responsibility the specific health care organization has for one type of patient right in a specific setting ]
A the end of the paper a list of references in APA Format [not counted as a page]
Be prepared using word-processing software and saved with a .doc, .docx, or .rtf extension. No pdf.
Be uploaded to your Assignments Folder by 23:59 p.m. eastern time on the due date.
The paper is to be posted in Assignment #2 drop box.
Must footnote all facts in the paper. For example use sequential numbers starting with “1” and this number should correspond to full citation at the end of the paper. Do not put footnote citations at end of each page but at end of entire paper.
Footnote example below
In the body of the paper example:
(Healthcare Financial Management Association (U.S.), Ernst, & Young, 2000).
At the end of the paper example:
References
Healthcare Financial Management Association (U.S.), Ernst, & Young. (2000). Health care system reform: A provider perspective : survey results. Westchester, Ill.: Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Except where noted, the assignment is written in clear, concise narrative. All sections of Assignment #2 are required.
Grading Rubric for written Assignment #2 is in Assignments area of the class.

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Rubric Name: Assignment #2 Grading Rubric

Criteria Level 3 Level 2 Level 1
Official Title of the Laws 10 points

Provided the proper title, statute and section number of applicable federal and state laws.
6 points

Provided the proper title, statute and section number of only one of two applicable laws
0 points

Provided the title but not the proper statute and section number of applicable federal and/or state laws.
Management’s Financial Responsibilities 10 points

Provided a comprehensive discussion of three (3) specific responsibilities under the financial management statute with proper citations to the law.
5 points

Provided a limited discussion of three (3) specific responsibilities under the financial management statute and or with limited citations to the law.
0 points

Provided an inadequate discussion of three (3) or just one specific responsibilities under the financial management statute and or with inadequate citations to the law. .
Consequences for Ethical or Legal Breach of Management’s Financial Responsibilities 30 points

Provided a comprehensive discussion of the general the civil and criminal consequences from either the federal and or state law. Provided a comprehensive discussion of the specific consequences for violating the financial management statute. Provided three (3) specific real life case examples of health care organizations or health care providers found guilty of a legal or ethical breaches under the financial management statute. For each case, specifically discussed legal and/or ethical breach, and the specific penalties assessed to the health service organizations and/or individuals found guilty of violating the law or ethics. Provided sound reasoning why they agreed or disagreed with the results in the case.
20 points

Provided a limited discussion of the general the civil and criminal consequences from either the federal and or state law and or provided a limited discussion of the specific consequences for violating the financial management statute. Provided only two (2) specific real life case examples of health care organizations or health care providers found guilty of a legal or ethical breaches under the financial management statute. For each case, provided a limited discussion of the legal and/or ethical breach, and the specific penalties assessed to the health service organizations and/or individuals found guilty of violating the law or ethics. Provided limited reasoning why they agreed or disagreed with the results in the case.
0 points

Provided an inadequate discussion of the general the civil and criminal consequences from either the federal and or state law and or provided an inadequate discussion of the specific consequences for violating the financial management statute. Provided only one(1) or no specific real life case examples of health care organizations or health care providers found guilty of a legal or ethical breaches under the financial management statute. And/or For each case, provided an inadequate discussion of the legal and/or ethical breach, and the specific penalties assessed to the health service organizations and/or individuals found guilty of violating the law or ethics. Provided inadequate reasoning why they agreed or disagreed with the results in the case.
Management’s actions/remedial steps to ensure compliance 30 points

Comprehensive discussion of how three (3) specific management actions or remedial steps, within their control as a manager, would ensure the financial management in the specific health care organization specifically met or exceeded federal or state law.
20 points

Limited discussion of how three (3) or just two (2) specific management actions or remedial steps, within their control as a manager, would ensure the financial management in the specific health care organization specifically met or exceeded federal or state law.
0 points

Inadequate discussion of how three (3) or less management actions or remedial steps, within their control as a manager, would ensure the financial management in the specific health care organization met or exceeded federal or state law.
Conclusion 10 points

Comprehensive summary of findings
5 points

Limited summary of findings
0 points

Fails to adequately summarize findings
Information literacy 5 points

Paper is well written and fully complies with length, footnoting and referencing requirements
3 points

Paper is confusing in parts and or partially complies with length, footnoting and/or referencing requirements
0 points

Paper is very confusing overall and/or fails to comply with length, footnoting requirements and/or referencing requirements
Spelling, Grammar, and Formatting requirements 5 points

The paper is free of obvious grammatical, typographical errors and follows all the formatting requirements. The sentence structure and diction are clear, effective, and diverse. The tone and style are appropriate for the intended audience
3 points

There are noticeable proofreading and/or grammatical errors [no more than 3], but the errors do not significantly detract from the readability of the paper. Follows some of the other formatting requirements. Sentence structure may be rigid and unvaried. The tone and style are appropriate for the intended audience
0 points

There are significant proofreading and/or grammatical errors [more than 3], which detract from the readability of the paper. Other formatting requirements not followed. There are major problems in sentence structure or the tone and style are not appropriate for the intended audience.
Overall Score Level 3

85 or more Level 2

62 or more Level 1

0 or more

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