Select a current financial or economic issue in the health care industry.
Analyze the financial impact of this issue on the health care industry.
Consider the following:
What are the economic trends of the health care payment system?
What are the supply and demand challenges for health care services?
Why are costs increasing in the health care system?
What regulatory issues are affecting, or will affect, the health care industry?
Provide recommendations for mitigating the problem.
Consider current strategies being used or presented for improving the issue.
Discuss what you believe would be the outcome of these recommendations if implemented.
Cite and Reference 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your paper.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines
***Think about the current day economic and financial trends in the market. Why are ethics and compliance in health care finance so important?
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in health care
Disruption from established players and newcomers (think CVS, WalMart, Walgreens)
Transitions in Payment/Reimbursement Models
Consumerism of health care
Virtual or telehealth
Increased patient responsibility (high insurance cost/deductibles)
Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Movement of health care service delivery from traditional settings toward more distributed settings