Policy at A Health Care Organization Related to Cost Controls Paper

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  1. All health care organizations must be aware of cost controls, regardless of nonprofit or for-profit status. Managing costs at all levels of the organization affects the bottom line, which has a direct effect on all aspects of the organization. This assignment is designed to help you analyze why organizational policies are put in place.

    Find a policy at a health care organization related to cost controls.

    Summarize the details of the policy:

    • When was the policy put in place?
    • Was it adopted system-wide, in one department, or multiple departments?
    • What does the policy address?
    • What are potential ramifications of not following the policy at the organizational level? Unit level? Individual level?

    Explain how the policy impacts fiscal aspects of the organization:

    • How does the policy act as a cost control?

    Describe how the policy impacts the quality of patient care:

    • Does the policy improve efficiency?
    • Are the goals to improve care and reduce cost?

    Explore the unintended consequences:

    • What secondary affects does the policy have on the organization? Unit? Staff? Patient?
    • Does the policy need revision?

    Suggest alternatives to the policy:

    • In your opinion, is the policy the best way to address the issue? Support your position by explaining why or why not.

    Cite at least three peer-reviewed sources published within the last five years in an APA-formatted reference page.

    Format your assignment as one of the following:

    • 875-word paper

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