Increase In the Medicare Patient Population Discussion
The first task is: Source of Revenue: An Increase in the Medicare Patient Population
The president of Gentiva Health Services is considering increasing her number of Medicare patients served next year. However, to do so she must begin to use RNs for client visits, which Medicare reimburses at $45 per visit. An RN costs $35 per hour versus the current cost of $15 for an LPN or nurse’s aide. The president believes she can increase her patient visits by 15% by accepting Medicare patients. She is also aware that if she increases her Medicare patients, the company’s administrative costs will increase by approximately $10,000 per year because of the claims file complexity.
Use the following websites to gather data:
10K Annual Report
10Q Quarterly Report
Use the following volumes for your calculations:
Volume for the year:
Flexible budget: 6,000 visits
Static budget: 5,945 visits
Actual budget: 5,889 visits
Prepare a two-page report that addresses the following:
How many more visits will the company generate if it accepts Medicare patients?
What would be the estimated profit or loss associated with the Medicare service line?
Would you recommend that Gentiva Health Services increase its number of Medicare patients served? Why or why not?
The second task is: Business Plan
Review the quarterly report and develop a business plan for the organization for its upcoming financial year. Be sure to include the following in your organized business plan:
Projected cash flow statement
Projected income statement
Projected balance sheet
Feel free to take liberties with information needed that is not available in the report.
You may find the quarterly report at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gentiva-health-services-reports-third-221500117.html
Include all required tasks for this assignment in a Word document.
By Tuesday, October 3, 2017 , submit the Word document to the W5: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Name your document SUO_HCM3005_W5_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.
Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDetermined, based on the budget statistics, how many more visits the company will generate if it accepts Medicare patients.25Determined the estimated profit or loss associated with the Medicare service line.25Made and defended your recommendation as to whether to increase the number of Medicare patients served.25Developed the organization, marketing, and financial segments.75Developed the projected cash flow statement, income statement, and balance sheet.75Presented an organized and well-thought-out business plan.10Presented a structured document free of spelling and grammatical errors. Properly cited sources using APA format.15Total 250
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