–  Compare and contrast any differences in financial functions (example: funding, insurance, billing, etc.).  

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussion and the any insights you gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.


Many types of healthcare facilities and operations exist within the healthcare industry today.

–  Conduct an internet search and find three different healthcare facilities.

–  Describe the facility or operation, and in doing so, identify potential financial issues that each may face.

–  Compare and contrast any differences in financial functions (example: funding, insurance, billing, etc.).

For ideas on possible companies and providers, Visit Yahoo Finance for the healthcare sector for a listing http://finance.yahoo.com/sector/healthcare.

Also, refer to the reading from the New York Times Blog entitled “How do hospitals get paid: A primer” for ideas on what to include and what type of information to search for.

Assignment Expectations:


Dedicate two double-spaced pages for each facility; 1500-1750 words; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner


Include a title page and reference page in APA style. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least three (3) citations in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount.


Include the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions


save your assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt) or rich text format (.rtf) file type

File name:

  • name your saved file according to your last name, first initial, and the week (for example, “jonesb.week1”)