What is your recommendation for making improvements based on economic principles.

Assignment Instructions

Week 8 Assignment: Research Paper

Using the topic you selected and the outline you followed in week 3 assignment, please write a 7-10 page research paper using APA Format.  Your research paper must include an extensive explanation and have a thesis statement.  A thesis statement is a strong statement that you can support with evidence.  The research paper should have a abstract, literature review and discussion (body of the paper addressing the issues listed below), recommendation, a well-defined conclusion, and reference pages.  You must use at least 5 resources.

Please see the attached template for more information.

In your paper, you must address the following:

  • An overview of the issue
  • Why is this issue a concern from a health care economics perspective?
  • Who are the major parties involved in this issue?
  • Which market forces have an impact on this issue?
  • How is demand illustrated in this issue?
  • How is supply illustrated in this issue?
  • How has the affordable care act impacted this issue?
  • How are health disparities demonstrated in this issue?
  • How has this issue been improved in other global markets?
  • What is your recommendation for making improvements based on economic principles.

I strongly suggest that, as part of your research, you take advantage of the university’s online library link.  There are a wide variety of resources there including many full text papers and articles.  Ask the Librarian for help; they will answer your questions and help you find what you need.

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Assignment Instructions:

Please review the Final Paper/Project Grading Rubric prior to submission (Click on View IRubric  in the main Assignment List page).

Final Paper/Project is due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m. EST each week. Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 5 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 4 academic outside references including 2 peer-reviewed journal articles).  Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.

 

The Final Paper must have a minimum of 10 pages for a Undergraduate level course (excluding the title, abstract, and reference pages). The paper must be typed, double-spaced with 1-inch margins in 12-point Times New Roman font with all references cited.  As always, Wikipedia, Wikianswers, and Answers.com are NOT academic/scholarly sources. Papers will be graded based on the following areas: Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, use of computer technology and application, and organization of ideas and format. Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance. Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course.

 

A Grade Papers = ABOVE COURSE STANDARDS (ACS)

The principle characteristic of the ACS paper is rich content; teaching the reader sentence after sentence, paragraph after paragraph. In composition, it is marked by stylistic finesse: the title and opening paragraph are engaging; the transitions are artful; the phrasing is tight, fresh, and highly specific; the sentence structure is varied; the tone enhances the purposes of the paper. Finally, the ACS paper, because of its careful organization, development, and logic imparts a sense of completeness and unusual clarity. An ACS paper is highly instructive for other (and future) members of the course; as a result, it is publishable.

B Grade Papers = MET COURSE STANDARDS (MCS)

This paper is more than competent. In addition to being almost free of mechanical error, the MCS paper gives the reader substantial information of quantity, interest, and scholarly value. Its specific points are logically ordered, well developed, and unified around an organizing principle that is clear. The opening paragraph draws the reader in; the closing paragraph is both conclusive and thematically related to the opening. The transitions between paragraphs are for the most part smooth and the sentence structures pleasingly varied. The diction of the MCS paper is typically much more concise and precise than found in the BCS paper. Occasionally, it even shows distinctiveness and finesse. Overall, an MCS paper makes the reading experience pleasurable, one that offers substantial information with few distractions.

C Papers = BELOW COURSE STANDARDS (BCS)

The paper is generally competent. It meets the assignment, has few mechanical errors, and is reasonably well organized and developed. The actual information-content is either thin and commonplace or made to seem so. The ideas are vague generalities; they prompt the reader in some confusion to ask margin questions “In every case or why or how or how many…? How do we know this?” Stylistically, the BCS paper has shortcomings as well: the opening paragraph does little to draw in the reader; the final paragraph offers only a perfunctory wrap-up; the transitions between paragraphs are often bumpy; the sentences, while choppy, follow a predictable (and monotonous) subject-verb-object pattern; and the diction is occasionally marred by unconscious repetitions, redundancy, and imprecision. The BCS paper gets the job done but lacks imagination and intellectual rigor; rereading would be a chore.

D Papers = UNACCEPTABLE EFFORT (UE). Not Graduate Level Work.

The paper’s treatment and development of the subject, though promising, are yet only rudimentary. The organization is neither clear nor effective. Sentences are frequently awkward, ambiguous, and marred by serious mechanical error. Evidence of careful proofreading is scanty, if non-existent. The whole piece gives the impression of having been conceived and written in haste.

Create a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Assignment 1: Alignment Of HRM And Business Strategies

Select a publicly traded company to research and evaluate its Human Resource (HR) and business strategy, HR department job positions, and ways it markets its company regarding human capital. Some company Websites that provide this information are listed below:
• Marriott: http://www.arubamarriottcareers.com/JobDescriptions.html
• Allstate: http://www.jigsaw.com/id209321_d40/allstate_insurance_human_resources_business_contacts.xhtml
• State Farm: http://www.statefarm.com/about/retirees/news_articles/hr_serv_assist.asp
• Ford Motor Company: http://corporate.ford.com/careers/career-paths/human-resources?&ccode=US
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
1. Propose how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy.
2. Describe the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department.
3. Determine which HR job positions you would prefer and explain why.
4. Analyze how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages.
5. Propose three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity.
6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• 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:
• Examine the role of human resource management (HRM) in organizations and how it supports the organization’s business strategy.
• Evaluate human resource strategies and how these strategies align with business strategies.
• Create a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
• Formulate HRM strategies and policies to recruit, select, place, and retain the most efficient and effective workforce.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development.
• Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics

Imagine you are a state or city government policy adviser. The governor or city mayor has asked your boss to brief them on a critical problem facing your community

Assignment Instructions

Imagine you are a state or city government policy adviser. The governor or city mayor has asked your boss to brief them on a critical problem facing your community (and therefore one of your agency’s top policy priorities). You need to develop a comprehensive policy memo that will give your boss:

(1) the critical background information he/she needs on the issue at hand;
(2) analysis of the influence of the state/city legislature, the judicial system, and other state/city government agencies on the formulation and implementation of a specific policy;
(3) an evaluation of the influence that interest groups, political parties and the media have on the policy at hand;
(4) a set of options/solutions for your boss to consider regarding a path forward with all these political players (including pro’s and con’s for each option); and,
(5) a recommended strategy that you want your boss to present to the governor or mayor to win support for your agency’s policy agenda.

To recap, your memo should:

– Clearly and concisely state the problem you are trying to tackle
– Provide a summary of the current policy context / relevant background
– Analyze the influence of the state or city legislature, the judicial system, and other agencies
– Evaluate the influence of interest groups, political parties, and the media
– Present a set of solutions to the problem for your boss to consider, including pro’s and con’s for each
– Make a realistic recommendation of one of those options and provide further justification for why you are saying that option is the best.

Formatting Guidelines:

– No cover page; put your name, student ID, and the subject line at the top with a date.
– Minimum length of 2000 words, but do not exceed 6 single-spaced pages. (Most senior leaders wouldn’t have time to read anything longer than this.)
– Include citations / sources as end notes for your memo since this is an academic exercise (end notes will not count toward the 6 page limit).
– At minimum, your sources should include: one book besides the textbook, two articles from scholarly journals (i.e. Foreign Affairs, Harvard International Review), two news articles from major periodicals (i.e. Washington Post, The New York Times, The Economist), and two primary sources (public opinion polls, legislative records, speeches).
– The tighter the topic focus, the better the product.Please reference the Policy Memo grading rubric and feel free to use the Memo Template to format your work.

Disclaimer: Originality of attachments will be verified by Turn It In. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.

For the memo, you should imagine that you are a state or city government policy advisor.  Your governor or city mayor needs your boss to brief them on a critical problem facing your community

Policy Memo Topic Proposal

No due date was set by the instructor.

Assignment Details

Open Date Apr 2, 2018 10:52 AM
Graded? No
Resubmissions Allowed? No

Assignment Instructions

Instead of a final exam, this course has a policy memo due in Week 8.  I want to help shape your work and scope your research.  Please submit a short (no more than 250 word) summary of your policy memo topic during Week 4 of class.  

For the memo, you should imagine that you are a state or city government policy advisor.  Your governor or city mayor needs your boss to brief them on a critical problem facing your community.  You need to develop a memo that will help your boss “get smart” on the problem and come up with some potential solutions.  It is important to select a topic that is very specific.  As an example, selecting “education reform” is too general.  However, looking at whether your community should expand charter schools or accept new testing standards is better scoped.  This specificity will help with your research too.

The full memo requirements are under the Assignments Tab along with a memo template plus the grading rubric to the assignment.

Week 5 – Online Library Exercise and Annotated Bibliography

Assignment Instructions

Week 5 Assignment: Online Library Exercise and Annotated Bibliography

Description: The assignment will help the student begin to identify research questions and the strategies to answer the question from week 3 assignment.

Part 1: Go to the APUS Online Library and watch the following videos:

http://www.apus.edu/Online-Library/online-research/search/library-video-tutorials.html

Navigating Your APUS Library

Research

  • Getting Started with Library Research | 4:50
    If you’re not sure where to begin your research, then this is the video for you!
  • Finding Books Using the APUS Books & eBooks Catalog | 1:51
    Learn how to use the APUS Books & eBooks Catalog to find books for your research.
  • Finding Articles Using Summon | 2:21
    Learn how to tailor your Summon search using filters to return relevant articles to support your research.
  • Finding Articles Using Subscription Databases |3:31
    Learn how to find and choose the best database to search for relevant research on your topic.
  • Finding Articles Using a Journal Search | 2:25
    Learn how to track down a specific journal or full text to a specific article.

 Part 2: Annotated Bibliography

Using the library, locate two articles from journals of interest (eg. American Journal of Public Health) 

Complete the Annotated Bibliographies for two scholarly sources.  This is a formal bibliography that includes citations of sources with summary and evaluation information for each source. The emphasis is on finding accurate, reliable sources and providing a clear summary and evaluation for each source.  Please see attached for examples on how to complete the Annotated Bibliography.

If you need any help, the librarians will answer questions and help you find what you need.

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Assignment Instructions:

Please review the Weekly Assignment Grading IRubric prior to submission (Click on View IRubric   iRubric Link   in the main Assignment List page).

Assignments are due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m. EST each week. Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 3 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 2 academic outside references).  Assignment will be graded based on the following areas: Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, and organization of ideas and format.  Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance.  Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course. Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.

Week 7 Ethical Implications of Administrative and Organizational Decisions

Week 7 Ethical Implications of Administrative and Organizational Decisions

Assignment Instructions

What is a managed care organization? Based on your reading, discuss how managed care organizations attempt to control costs.  What are the benefits and disadvantages associated with these cost controlling measures?

Assignments are to be a minimum of 2 full pages of text and 3 reputable references in proper APA format.
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Assignment Instructions:

Please review the Weekly Assignment Grading IRubric prior to submission (Click on View IRubric   iRubric Link   in the main Assignment List page).

Assignments are due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m. EST each week. Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 3 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 2 academic outside references).  Assignment will be graded based on the following areas: Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, and organization of ideas and format.  Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance.  Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course. Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.

• Explain each component of the transactional communication model.

Managerial And Business Communication

Scenario: You are attending a town council meeting where you meet community leader Fran Richardson who is influential in the transportation business. You and Richardson obviously have a lot in common and your conversation is animated and friendly. As a manager in an engineering firm, you know that Richardson could be a valuable contact. Your conversation is interrupted with the start of the meeting. Richardson says to you, “Let’s meet for lunch. I’ll call you soon.” Students will respond to the following:
Apply the transactional communication model to the above scenario, when you met community leader Fran Richardson. Using each of the model’s elements:
• Explain each component of the transactional communication model.
• Assess how each element listed below influences the interpretation of a message’s meaning:
o Sender
o Receiver
o Channel
o Message
o Feedback
o Noise
o Context
o Simultaneous and Continuous

Week 6 Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Physician- Assisted Suicides

Week 6 Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Physician- Assisted Suicides

Assignment Instructions

Describe some of the legal and ethical issues surrounding physician-assisted suicides. What implications does it have on health services managers and health economics as a whole?

Assignments are to be a minimum of 2 full pages of text and 3 reputable references in proper APA format.
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Assignment Instructions:

Please review the Weekly Assignment Grading IRubric prior to submission (Click on View IRubric  iRubric Link   in the main Assignment List page).

Assignments are due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m. EST each week. Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 3 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 2 academic outside references).  Assignment will be graded based on the following areas: Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, and organization of ideas and format.  Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance.  Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course. Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.

A history of Medicare cost containment policies

Week 3 – Research Topic and Outline

Assignment Instructions

Research Topic and Outline

  1. The final project for this course is a Research Paper. The first two assignments will help you find the tools needed to prepare and gradually build your final research paper. The research paper for this course will be argumentative. The argumentative research paper requires you to take a position on an issue and support the position with persuasive facts and statements. 
  2. First, select a Research Paper TOPIC that can be assessed using health care economics principles. 

 

Please choose from the following topics the issue you are going to discuss. 

  •           A history of Medicare cost containment policies
  •           Not-for-profit versus for profit
  •           State children health insurance programs
  •           Medicare prospective payment program
  •           Medicare and Medicate dual eligibility
  •           Health maintenance organizations
  •           Long-term health care insurance
  •           The managed care backlash
  •           Impact of obesity on healthcare costs
  •           Impact of diabetes on healthcare costs
  •           Impact of smoking on healthcare costs
  •           Nursing shortages
  •           Cost of Pharmaceuticals

 

  1.  Second, provide your research paper with the following OUTLINE (Your final paper assignment should include a detail explanation of this outline):

a. Introduction -Your introduction should give a brief overview of the topic you are going to discuss. The last sentence of your introduction section should be your thesis statement. Your thesis statement should start with – The purpose of this paper is to…..

b. Body of paper – The body of your paper should organize how you plan to address each required section of the paper. Each supporting item is then broken down into smaller supporting items.

  •           An overview of the issue
  •           Why is this issue a concern from a health care economics perspective?
  •           Who are the major parties involved in this issue?
  •           Which market forces have an impact on this issue?
  •           How is demand illustrated in this issue?
  •           How is supply illustrated in this issue?
  •           How has the affordable care act impacted this issue?
  •           How are health disparities demonstrated in this issue?
  •           How has this issue been improved in other global markets?
  •           What is your recommendation for making improvements based on economic principles.  

 

c. Conclusion – The conclusion of your paper should summarize your thesis statement and the supporting items discussed in your paper. In this outline, please indicate what you expect the finding to be.

 

d. References – Provide list of five (5) bibliographic references (using APA format).  Your final research paper will require seven (7) bibliographic references. (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 6 academic outside references including 3 peer-reviewed journal articles

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Assignment Instructions:

Please review the Weekly Assignment Grading IRubric prior to submission (Click on View IRubric   iRubric Link  in the main Assignment List page).

Assignments are due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m. EST each week. Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 3 references (You may use your textbook as a reference and you should have a minimum of 2 academic outside references).  Assignment will be graded based on the following areas: Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, and organization of ideas and format.  Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance.  Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course. Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.

Code of Ethics Begin by preparing of Code of Ethics for a fictional company which should include at minimum ten elements.

Business Ethical

Code of Ethics Begin by preparing of Code of Ethics for a fictional company which should include at minimum ten elements. Once you have compiled the Code of Ethics, respond to the following questions: 1. Why did you include each of the ten elements? 2. Why is a Code of Ethics an important part of every business from an employer standpoint? 3. Why is a Code of Ethics an important part of every business from an employee standpoint? 4. Once you have written the Code of Ethics, how would you implement to ensure compliance? Your completed assignment should be a minimum of two double-spaced pages (one page for the Code of Ethics and two pages for question responses). Please use a minimum of two credible sources from the CSU Online Library to support your reasoning. Referenced sources must have accompanying citations complying with APA guidelines. Format your essay response in accordance with APA style. For step-by-step instructions for formatting a paper in APA style, please refer to the CSU Citation Guide. (http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/downloads/pdf/success/citation-guide). Instructions for formatting formal documents can be found on page 17.