Discuss briefly the activity-based costing (ABC) concept and explain how ABC can differ from traditional costing approaches? Consider a healthcare organization with which you are familiar that uses an ABC model.
What would you do if you received a patient who had a barium study before being sent to you for an abdomen ultrasound? Patients are supposed to be NPO for certain barium studies. What would you do if your patient, scheduled before one of these studies was supposed to drink water for your exam?
Sandy is a high school student considering a career in health insurance and billing. How would you explain the career to her? Provide her with examples of job responsibilities. Also discuss the current state of healthcare and challenges faced in the career.
The problem of illicit drugs continues to stimulate debate. Who mostly uses illicit drugs? Who abuses illicit drugs? Who is most at risk to become addictive? Referring to substance abuse strategies, what methods do you think are most effective in reducing the harm associated with illicit and illegal drugs? What affect has drug usage played in your life?
Suppose you are a lobbyist fighting against the legalization of marijuana. Upon what would you base your argument/case? Why are some drugs illegal and others not? What characteristics or criteria do we use to determine if a drug’s use is legitimate or illegitimate? What would you do to help solve the drug issue in the U.S.? Drug and alcohol abuse cost taxpayers more than $294 billion in preventable health care costs, extra law enforcement, auto crashes, crime and lost productivity. What are the costs that society pays for illegal drug use? What do you believe are the moral and ethical […]
You come home early from work and find your daughter and her best friend experimenting with marijuana. Do you ignore the situation and hope that it is a “one-time” trial, or do you confront the girls and discuss the health risks involved? If you chose to confront them, what would you say to them to convince them that marijuana may be harmful to their health? Would you contact the parents of your daughter’s friend? If so, how would you explain the situation to them?
Michelle is a 78 year old woman. she has returned to the health care center from the hospital where she had surgery for a fractured hip. michelle is incontnent of urine, and comes back with an indwelling catheter that will remaine in place until her incision heals. you are assigned to care for her: a what are your responsibilities for the care and management of this urinary drainage device b. what observations regarding urinary elimination will you make while caring for michelle