The plight of uncompensated care is of extreme concern, especially in regard to the impact on hospitals as frontline caregivers.
Select two different types of hospitals. Identify the institutional similarities and differences in dealing with uncompensated care delivery. Discuss ways in which uncompensated care delivery might impact organizational structure, management policies, and financial issues for each facility. Incorporate articles from peer-reviewed journals and the Federal Register as references for this assignment.
Two hospitals within the United States routinely treat (medically and surgically) their patients without regard to collection of any payment. They are Shriners and St. Jude Hospitals. Select one of these hospitals and discuss its services and target patient population. Review its annual report and report on the hospital’s income sources and liabilities. Summarize by explaining the hospital’s mission statement.
- Submit your answers in a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document.