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Rasmussen Evaluating Different Health Care Providers Assignment

Rasmussen College

Question Description

To help you to better understand why case mix is important to managed care and reimbursement methods; here are some fictional heart attack mortality rates for three different hospitals. Consider the national average for heart attack death rates to be 16%.

Hospital

Mortality Rate

National Mortality Rate

Hospital A

16.1%

16%

Hospital B

18.6%

Hospital C

15.7%

Part I

Write a brief report in which you answer the following questions:

  1. Explain case mix and why it is important in evaluating different health care providers.
  2. Refer to the table of heart attack mortality rates for Hospitals A, B, and C. What variables might be impacting the rates in the table? Please explain and discuss the use of data analysis for evaluating this kind of information
  3. *************************************************************************************************************************************
  4. Part II
  5. You are a staff member at Hospital B, which has the worst mortality rate from heart attacks as seen in the table. Imagine that the administrator for Hospital B has asked you to appear at a Press Conference to share your knowledge about case mix. After participating in the Press Conference, write a 1-page summary to explain the use of date for decision-making purposes, and how the technology department performs critical core business processes essential to the managed care organization.
  6. APA FORMAT

Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: CASE MIX

1

Case Mix
Name
Institution

CASE MIX

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Case Mix

Part I
Case mix is the grouping of patients into different categories depending on the ailments
and conditions. All patients having related diagnoses are placed in cohorts in a medical care
environment. Patients are evaluated and treated in the groups. Therefore, case mix allows a
hospital facility to plan and allocate resources to various groups of patients whose treatment and
care are related. Case mix also denotes the characteristics of the various patients in a diagnosis
related group. Such characteristics include age, gender, and health status. That way, case mix is a
crucial tool for managing and planning care in a healthcare organization through the allocation of
resources to the various groups depending on their demands.
Case mix allows the public and prospective clients to compare various healthcare
institutions based ...

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