Module One
1-1 Discussion: Getting Started

Discussion Topic
Task: Reply to this topic
At the start of this course, it is important to familiarize yourself with your classmates, the learning outcomes of our course, and our course environment. This will help you build a plan and support system to successfully complete your assignments. For this discussion, review the course syllabus and our course outcomes and then create a post that addresses the following topics:

  1. Provide a short introduction of yourself to your peers and instructor. What personal or professional experiences have you encountered that are related to the general topics of this course?
  2. After reviewing the course outcomes, what do these outcomes mean to you? How are these outcomes relevant to your own personal/professional experiences and interests?
  3. After reviewing the course syllabus and the Module One resources, select an additional online news article, professional organization, web resource, or web video that is relevant to the topics of Module One. What does this resource have to do with the general themes of Module One? What can you and your peers learn from this resource as it relates to the topics of this course? Make sure that you are citing this resource using the appropriate citation guidelines recommended in this course.

In responding to your peers, discuss the links they have provided. What are your reactions to the resources shared by your classmates? How is the resource useful or not useful to you as a professional and scholar in this field of study?

To complete this assignment, review the Getting Started Guidelines and Rubric PDF document.

PowerPoint Presentation: Narrative Presentation to the Board of Trustees

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken on a more visible role in health care. A great deal of change has transpired to improve patient safety and implementation of additional quality metrics.

The new health care reform has begun to change the fees/structure of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for health care services.

For this assignment, write a narrative presentation that you will deliver to the members of your organization’s board of trustees on how the new reimbursement structure will impact the organization’s revenue structure. In your presentation, address the following questions:

  • Why did CMS become more involved in the reimbursement component of health care? How does this involvement impact health care organizations?
  • What tools can be implemented to ensure that an organization is meeting the policies and procedures set forth by CMS?
  • Identify three tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website that are helpful to achieving the goals set forth by your organization.

For additional details, please refer to the Presentation Rubric PDF document.