Summarizes knowledge of management principles to functional areas of healthcare.

This week you are to begin developing your outline for your research project. Select the first three program learning objectives and develop your research project outline for those three program learning objectives. Be sure to include which reference you will use to support your analysis of these learning objectives.

1. Critiques theories and principles of healthcare management 
2. Summarizes knowledge of management principles to functional areas of healthcare 
3. Evaluates the use of management skills in leadership 
Assignment: Using the attached Microsoft Word document outline define the learning objectives, how you plan to cover the material and your supporting references for each objective.

Recognize how daily life within various religions and current affairs are influenced by religion.

 
FINAL PAPER: World View Chart Writing Assignment
Due Week 10 and worth 235 points
This assignment uses the information you have gathered for your weekly World View Chart Assignments.
Choose ONE (1) category (origin of all things, nature of god, view of human nature, view of good and evil, etc.) from the chart to focus on for this assignment. Consider how the selected category relates to all of the religions covered and to your own social or work experiences.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

Select ONE (1) category from the completed World View Chart. Provide a rationale for choosing this category. What is compelling about this category? Why is it important in the study of religion?
Describe the selected content and explain the significance of the selected category across all of the religions studied. Show in what ways the category is significant for each religion.
Give an example of how you have noticed this category in your life, town or country. What impact does this category have in the everyday lives of people who practice religion in your area? (You do not have to give examples of all the religions in your area, just one you have noticed besides any you practice). For example, in Cincinnati, Ohio we have Hindu, Greek Orthodox, Catholic festivals in the summer. So if my category were “Festivals and Celebrations” I could use those events as my example.
Use at least three (3) quality resources as references for the assignment and document your sources using APA Style for in-text citations and references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Write clearly and coherently using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.

Your assignment must:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze what is meant by religion.
Analyze the similarities and differences in the primary beliefs held by major religious traditions and the cultures in which these religions evolved.
Describe the varieties of religious experience and practice in a wide range of cultures.
Recognize how daily life within various religions and current affairs are influenced by religion.
Develop written pieces that demonstrate an analysis of a topic relevant to the course.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in religion.
Write clearly and concisely about world religions using proper writing mechanics.

Describe the impact of healthcare organization that utilize reimbursement data.

I NEED ORIGINAL WORK ONLY 

 Departmental Impact on Reimbursement 

A. Describe the impact of the departments at this healthcare organization that utilize reimbursement data. What type of audit would be necessary to determine whether the reimbursement impact is reached fully by these departments? How could the impact of these departments on pay-for- performance incentives be measured? 

B. Assess the activities within each department at this healthcare organization for how they may impact reimbursement. 

C. Identify the responsible department for ensuring compliance with billing and coding policies. How does this affect the department’s impact on reimbursement at this healthcare organization? 

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a three- to four-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources, which should be cited in APA format.   

I NEED ALL QUESTIONS ANSWER AND FOLLOW EVERYTHING THAT IS BOLD AND UNDERLINE… Thanks 

Analyze how third-party policies would be used when developing billing guidelines for patient financial services (PFS) personnel and administration when determining the payer mix for maximum reimbursement.

I need original work only 

 Billing and Reimbursement 

A. Analyze the collection of data by patient access personnel and its importance to the billing and collection process. Be sure to address the importance of exceptional customer service. 
B. Analyze how third-party policies would be used when developing billing guidelines for patient financial services (PFS) personnel and administration when determining the payer mix for maximum reimbursement. 
C. Organize the key areas of review in order of importance for timeliness and maximization of reimbursement from third-party payers. Explain your rationale on the order. 
D. Describe a way to structure your follow-up staff in terms of effectiveness. How can you ensure that this structure will be effective? 
E. Develop a plan for periodic review of procedures to ensure compliance. Include explicit steps for this plan and the feasibility of enacting this plan within this organization.  

 . Marketing and Reimbursement 
A. Analyze the strategies used to negotiate new managed care contracts. Support your analysis with research.
 B. Communicate the important role that each individual within this healthcare organization plays with regard to managed care contracts. Be sure to include the different individuals within the healthcare organization.
 C. Explain how new managed care contracts impact reimbursement for the healthcare organization. Support your explanation with concrete evidence or research. 
 D. Discuss the resources needed to ensure billing and coding compliance with regulations and ethical standards. What would happen if these resources were not obtained? Describe the consequences of noncompliance with regulations and ethical standards.
 Guidelines for Submission: 
 Must be submitted as a three- to five-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources, which should be cited in APA format. 

I NEED ALL OF THESE QUESTION ANSWERED … AND FOLLOW THE UNDERLINED INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW AS WELL..  

THE BOOK IS HEALTHCARE FINANCE AND THE MECHANICS OF INSURANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT…

What are the concerns about planning music experiences and how are they overcomed?

Discussion 1   200 – 250 words
 
Recognizing and Evaluating Stages of Art
In your Readings this week you read about the three basic levels in drawing that apply to early childhood development: the scribble stage, the basic forms stage, and the pictorial stage. When early childhood professionals can recognize and evaluate each stage through direct observation of a child’s art work, then they are best able to plan appropriate art activities and materials for toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged children K–2nd grade.
View the following videos from the Colorado Department of Education found in your Web resources: Jacob at the Easel, Kyrill at the Easel, Kyrill and Kira at the Easel, and Sam Draws a Scarecrow.
Source: Results Matter Video Library – Practicing Observation, Documentation and Assessment Skills, Colorado Department of Education. Retrieved from http://www.cde.state.co.us/resultsmatter/RMVideoSeries_PracticingObservation.htm

Select which stage of art development best characterizes each picture.
Explain any differences in scribble stage examples such as: early or late period, types of scribbles (circular, jagged, etc.); control of crayon or marker.
Explain any differences in basic forms examples such as: type of basic form used, how clear and exact the forms are, child’s control of the crayon or marker, and early or late basic forms period.
Compare the differences in pictorial examples such as: early or late period, what basic forms are combined with symbols’ and observable symbols.

Discussion 2    200 – 250 words

 
Adapting Art Activities
Read the following scenarios. Decide which (if any) of these situations reflect appropriate art set-up techniques for activities discussed in this unit, and then answer the questions that follow.
Scenario #1
In a preschool class, Dory and Sammy have been building robots in the block area, so the teacher adds boxes, foil, wire, and a bucket of small, old radio parts to the area.
Scenario #2
Now that the weather is nice, a kindergarten teacher places the sand table just outside the door, which is next to the art area. The teacher explains new rules set up to stop the traffic flow going across the art area to and from the sand table.
Scenario #3
After a field trip to a grocery store, first grade teachers add empty food cartons and labels to the pasting and construction area.
Scenario #4
The teacher concludes that the children are not using the clay modeling area enough. She replaces it with another computer station.

Identify which of the scenarios reflects appropriate techniques for setting up for art activities. Why?
Discuss each which does not reflect appropriate techniques for setting up art activities.
Describe how you would change the situation(s) to make it (them) more appropriate.

Discussion 3 200 – 250 words
 
The Value of Music
This unit’s resources support the value of music in young children’s lives along with presenting implementation strategies for early childhood music programs. Respond to each statement or question below and support your responses with content from the unit’s material or other sources.

Think about your own music experiences as a young child. How alike or different are they from the ones described in this unit? Identify and describe what you consider to be the greatest differences between your experience and your classroom plans. What are your concerns about planning music experiences and how do you plan to overcome them?
Imagine that during your initial parent orientation meeting, the parent of one of the children in your group (who is an accomplished pianist) asks you who will teach her child music. She assumes it will not be you as there is no piano in your room. How will you answer her? Include in your answer how you would conduct a singing activity without a piano. Explain the value and benefits of developmentally appropriate music experiences that will support her daughter’s musical growth.
Visit this National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences site, and view the index of songs and lyrics. Go through the categories and choose one song for children 3 through 5 years old and one for 5 through 8 years old. Share how you will use each song and the song introduction methods you plan to use from those presented in your text.

Source: Songs, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Retrieved from http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/

What unique services do PSAs provide.

  
Instructions: Please respond to THE FOLLOWING other students. Responses should be a minimum of 150 words FOR EACH ONE and include direct questions.

FOR STUDENT #1 NO DIRECT QUESTION IS NEEDED. 

Student#1

(YOU)
Nice run down.  You state, “In Southern California, the Protective Security Advisor is assigned to Kelly Wilson department. Kelly Wilson department performs vulnerability and security assessments on a variety of critical security infrastructure in Southern California.”  What happened to the GS employees in SoCal?  How they outsourced the work?  Are there DHS employees supervising?

Doc Locke

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STUDENT#2

Jennifer Riter

What are some of the requirements for this position?

Protective Security Advisor’s (PSA) should be subject matter experts in the field of security. Meeting this requirement enables those in this position to “engage with State, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government mission partners and members of the private sector stakeholder community to protect the Nation’s critical infrastructure”, (DHS).  Due to this positions involvement with security and disaster recovery it is imperative that they are also subject matter experts in the field of infrastructure. 

2. What unique services do PSAs provide?

While partnering with communities both government and private sector, PSA’s have the responsibility to conduct assessments, work to develop infrastructure priorities, organize high visibility events, response to incidents, and facilitate preparedness training. According to DHS, some support and services provided are Buffer Zone Plans, Site Assistance Visits, Comprehensives reviews, Surveillance Detection Courses, Soft Target Awareness Course, Infrastructure Liaison, etc.

3. In your state, who are your PSAs? If you are stationed abroad, list your home state.

The Virginia State PSA is Pete Owen. He transferred to Norfolk, Virgnia in 2015.

4. Do you think this program is worth keeping, and why?

I think this program is absolutely necessary and worth keeping. After the establishment of the Nation Incident Management in 2003, subsequently after the attacks on 9/11, the U.S. quickly identified that there were major vulnerabilities in homeland security. Local and federal agencies have developed plans to mitigate disasters and minimize recovery in this horrific aftermath. The PSA takes those initiatives one step farther by stressing the system and further identifying vulnerabilities, shortfalls and limiting factors then goes on to provide courses of action and written assessments. An online article would differ, stating that the PSA program is stricken with redundancy and has unclear and undefined mission that overlaps with programs and agencies that already exist in the DHS. I think the PSA offers a broader mission set that support more specified agencies within the DHS such as FEMA.  

References:

DHS. (2018). Protective Security Advisors. Date accessed July 26, 2018, from https://www.dhs.gov/protective-security-advisors

DHS. (2015). Pete Owen Biography: Protective Security Advisor, Norfolk, Virginia. Date accessed July 26, 2018, from http://www.nspa1.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Pete-Owen-DHS-Bio-Summit-2016.pdf

DHS Office of Inspector General. (2010). Protective Security Advisor Program Efforts to Build Effective Critical Infrastructure Partnerships: Oil and Natural Gas Subsector. Date accessed July 26, 2018, from https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=13056

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STUDENT#3

Trevor Caldwell

For this week’s forum, you are to research the DHS PSA program and respond to the following questions:

1. What are some of the requirements for this position.

2. What unique services do PSAs provide.

3. In your state, who are your PSAs? If you are stationed abroad, list your home state.

4. Do you think this program is worth keeping, and why?

1. As the positon of a Protective Security Advisor (PSA) falls within the boundaries of the DHS, National Protection and Programs Directorate and Office of Infrastructure Protection, the individuals appointed in this position must be versed in security-related issues specific to their designated area (DHS, 2018). Moreover, the position entails that the selected individual must perform duties related to the specialization of critical infrastructure protection to the degree of local and state levels (DHS, 2008). Typically, these personnel are recruited from a group that average around 20 years’ experience in either law enforcement, military, or anti-terrorism-related work and are employed from local communities (DHS, 2008).Thus, meeting the requirement of having general knowledge regarding protection and security, coupled with specific community familiarity.

2. The PSAs perform numerous services that are useful to the communities they’re hired to assist, as well as serving as a liaison to the DHS. One unique service is the ability for PSAs to provide assistance and expert advice for coordination and planning during events related to National Special Security Events (DHS, 2008). Also, when tasked, they are able to facilitate and coordinate assessments of all vulnerabilities for critical infrastructure and key resources (DHS, 2008). Another service, which I see as being a vital role to the continued protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure, is enabling the continuous flow of information between the infrastructure stakeholders and the DHS (DHS, 2008). 

3. For PSAs, I went with my home state, Florida. For the state of Florida, there are a total of four PSAs that cover numerous counties associated with their assigned portion of the state. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (n.d.) lists the following names as those that serve as the four PSAs for all four regions in the state of Florida:

Billy E. Sasser, Jr.
Protective Security Advisor – North Florida District
O.T. Gagnon III (Ollie)
Protective Security Advisor – West Florida District
Marty Smith
Protective Security Advisor – East Florida District
Gary Warren
Protective Security Advisor – South Florida District
4. Upon reviewing the duties and responsibilities fulfilled by these PSAs, I do believe their presence is justified. Our sectors of critical infrastructure only continue to grow and evolve, which will then dictate additional resources, training, and information sharing (to include more avenues of information sharing). Keeping this program should provide the comfort of mind to the DHS that all crucial information is being passed along to private stakeholders within every sector of critical infrastructure in every county in the United States. The feedback and assessments provided by PSAs to federal agencies will continue to be a significant building block in securing our nation’s infrastructure.

Chase
Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (n.d.). DHS Protective Security Advisors. Retrieved from http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/BusinesSAFE/DHS-Protective-Security-Advisors.aspx.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). (2008). Protective Security Advisors. Retrieved from https://www.k-state.edu/its/security/training/2009-10-5/presentations/Clanahan/DHS_PSA_Brochure.pdf.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). (2018). Protective Security Advisors. Retrieved from https://www.dhs.gov/protective-security-advisors.

How a mentor would have a positive impact on your education.

 
Assignment 1: Reflection Rough Draft
We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.
―John Dewey, 1916, Philosopher and Educator
As an adult, you bring so much life experience into the classroom, the connections between the life you’ve lived and the things you’ve learned are made through the process of reflection. Some of you might picture reflection as a time where you are seated comfortably, and your mind is free of all other thoughts. The truth is that life affords few opportunities to actually reflect and dwell on learning. The great part of being an adult in college is that you will be exposed to new voices, images, and ideas. Reflection might not be a deliberate act of sitting silently, but instead, you might find that ideas come to you while you are driving or shampooing or petting the dog. Reflection allows your mind to make the explicit connections between your lived experience and the academic content that you will encounter here at Walden.
This week you will begin a draft of the Week 6 Reflection Assignment using your weekly journal entries, your self-assessment scores, insights you’ve gained about what you need to be successful as a learner as you move through your program and this technological world, and by reviewing everything you have done and learned so far in this course to inform your written narrative. The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on your journey over the past few weeks and in this course.
To prepare for the Assignment:

Return to the Montante article, Thinking on Paper, from Week 3.
Review your weekly journal entries.
Review all Self-Assessment results, Discussion posts, and Assignments.
Read through the specific parts that are required in your paper described below.
Use the Week 4 Reflection: Rough Draft Worksheet in this week’s Learning Resources to guide the development of your rough draft.
Review the Week 4 Reflection Assignment Rubric.

Assignment Instructions:
By Day 7
Submit a 2- to 3-page rough draft of your Reflection Assignment.
Assignment Instructions:
As mentioned above, you are working through a writing process where you will compose the first draft of the ReflectionAssignment paper. This week you will begin with actually writing and submitting a rough draft.
During Week 6, you’ll be guided through a revisions and proofreading process that will help you further develop and improve your rough draft by adding more thoughts, incorporating any feedback received, and ensuring you’ve followed Academic Writing Expectations. Your final draft will be due at the end of Week 6.
The required elements for both weeks are the same, but the expectations are slightly different. The grading rubrics for Weeks 4 and 6 demonstrate this. For example, this week’s rough draft represents a first attempt at putting your thoughts down on paper and only covers four weeks. By Week 6, your final paper should be longer, include obvious improvements to the rough draft, and include aspects from the entire six weeks.
Your paper should include four sections. Be sure to review all four sections before starting. Remember to include an introductory and a concluding paragraph, and to support your ideas with specific examples and resources whenever possible.
Include the following parts:
Part 1: Today I am…
The first and longest section of your essay should describe who you are today as a result of this first-term course and starting your educational journey. Specifically consider your personal plan for success at Walden. Answer these questions to develop this section:

Who are you as a Walden student?
What tools has Walden provided?
How do the tools and available support play into achieving your goals?
What did you learn about yourself through the assessments? How is that going to feed into your plan for success?
What has this first course done for you? What might this course do for you moving forward?

Think about some of the course themes and big ideas we discussed and connect them to the way you will approach learning and future classes.
Make sure to get specific and point to course examples to support your ideas.
Part 2: I promise to…
In the second section, make a promise to yourself and the classmates who might need your support during the program. Think about your reasons for being here and why you are promising to work towards success. Consider the following:

Here is why I am not going to walk away
Here’s how I will help myself
Here’s how Walden will help me get there
Here’s how I will be part of positive change

Part 3: How I will become part of the Walden Community
In the third section, explain how you might identify a mentor (colleague with different professional skills, someone in your profession, or a Walden Faculty Member) to support your educational efforts. Share how a mentor would have a positive impact on your education and the role you would like him/her to take. How you might become a mentor to others in the program?
Part 4: Visual Representation [This step will be due by Week 6]
After you have completed your Reflection, find or create a visual artifact that shows your aspiration and hang it above your desk. Think of something that will motivate you and keep you engaged and focused as you complete each Discussion and Assignment as you move through your coursework toward graduation. Be sure to include a picture or copy of this visual representation with your reflection paper by copying and pasting it into your paper or attaching it as a separate file.
By Day 7
Submit a 2- to 3-page rough draft essay of your Reflection Assignment using the guidelines above. Your rough draftshould demonstrate use of the Academic Writing Expectations, such as proper grammar and sentence structure, and address the parts described above. It should also include an introduction and conclusion. Make sure to support your ideas with specific evidence and class examples. If you used the worksheet from the Week 4 Learning Resources, you may submit the completed worksheet as your rough draft.

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.

 200-300 words 

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

This discussion board will serve as the first of your interactions with the text and your classmates and will assist you in thinking through one of the prevailing worldviews in American culture. Christian Smith calls this “moralistic therapeutic deism.” After watching the presentation titled Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, respond to the following prompt:

Do you think Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is an accurate reflection of society today?
What are relevant examples you can provide that support your conclusion?

In your discussion, indicate to which of the points of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism you are responding throughout your post.

How can health care administrations improve data and information quality while at the same time decreasing data and information errors?

Health information system
Please number each answer and reference with each questions so ill know what answer goes with each questions. Deadline: Sunday at noon, response post to at least “ONE” other learners due by Monday the next week at noon. The length of initial discussion post 300-word length and reply/response post should be at least 200 words per each question asked, to another fellow student and any real life experience as applicable, from news or text material. Late submission penalty applies based on the number of day’s late and in line with policy and procedure.

1a. “Health Care Data and Information”
· How can health care administrations improve data and information quality while at the same time decreasing data and information errors? Provide at least one (1) example to support your response.  
· What is interoperability, and why do health care providers and organizations still face critical issues and challenges related to interoperability despite the adoption and use of EHR? Support your response with at least one (1) example.

2b. “Strengths and Weaknesses of System Acquisition and Implementation” 
· What are the various options for acquiring a health care information system and the advantages and disadvantages of each option?
· Discuss the key risks to a health care organization that fails to allocate sufficient support and resources to a newly implemented health care information system. Next, propose one (1) strategy to mitigate the risks in question. Provide a rationale to support your response.

3c.“Evaluating the Health Information Systems and Alignment”

Analyze the reasons, discussed in Chapter 7 of the text, why IT fails to deliver returns. Next, discuss the main steps that management could take in order to address the reasons why IT fails to deliver returns. Provide a rationale for your response. 
Also, determine the basic components of a strategic information system (IT) plan within health care organizations. Next, specify the main roles of a leadership team—including Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)—in the process of IT alignment and strategic planning, including the role and function of the Data Analyst.

4d. “Evaluating the Health Information Systems and Alignment”
· Analyze the reasons, discussed in Chapter 7 of the text, why IT fails to deliver returns. Next, discuss the main steps that management could take in order to address the reasons why IT fails to deliver returns. Provide a rationale for your response. 
· Also, determine the basic components of a strategic information system (IT) plan within health care organizations. Next, specify the main roles of a leadership team—including Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)—in the process of IT alignment and strategic planning, including the role and function of the Data Analyst.

5e. “HIPPA and Performance Standards and Measures” 
· Analyze the importance of the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and appraise the overall impact of HIPAA on patients’ medical records. Suggest key ways in which health care administrations may improve data and information quality, and decrease data and information errors. Provide at least one (1) example to support your response.   
· Differentiate the variations between licensures, certification, measures and accreditation, why it is significant to health care in the United States, and what the role of the Joint Commission is.

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