Health Insurance Reimbursements or another current Healthcare Financial topic

timer Asked: Mar 26th, 2014

Question description

our final project should be on Health Insurance Reimbursements or another current Healthcare Financial topic.

Your paper will need to be 6 - 10 pages long and demonstrate an understanding of the history, alternatives, advantages and disadvantages, conclusions and recommendations for the future.   Please submit your topic by week 4 with questions that you may have.  This paper will be due for our final class. 

It is important to look at this topic from the financial standpoint of the institution and how it affects the facility, practitioners and patients.


Please select one of the following topics to write a research paper about. (Note if your topic is not listed - Please let me know what it is and we can decide if it will work) 

  1. ICD-10
  2. Accountable Care Organization
  3. Health Insurance Reform
  4. Technology (EHR) Implementation
  5. Insurance Reform

Topical research papers must be well grounded in current research, and reach conclusions or make recommendations based on critical thinking and analysis. The paper must be logical and well constructed, have correct grammar and punctuation. Please ensure that your paper is 6 - 10 pages long and contains a minimum of 5 sources. 

**Please be sure to research and write this paper form the FINANCIAL impact on all stakeholders, not the personal side as this is a Healthcare Finance course**  Use the reference webpages listed on the syllabus for some up to date relevant data.

Scoring Guide/Rubric for Plan B Topical Paper

The following scoring guide is used to evaluate the quality of the paper.


Below Expectations

(0 pt/component)

Meets Expectations

(1 pt/component)

Exceeds Expectations (2 pts/component)

Introduction: Identification of Topic/Concern

No specific mention of topic/concern. Topic/Concern not relevant to literature cited. Topic/Concern not supported by introduction. Topic/Concern is vague or ambiguous.

Topic/Concern specifically identified. Topic/Concern has educational relevance. Topic/Concern related to information presented in introduction.

Thoughtful analysis of how topic/concern impacts education/learing/development. Persuasive justification as to how paper will address topic/concern.

Literature Review

No literature review provided. Literature cited no relevant to topic. Insufficient number of citations (less than 15). Misunderstanding of literature cited.

Literature review relevant to topic/concern. Adequate literature review provided (15+ references). Correct understanding of literature reviewed.

Extensive literature review provided. Clear and full understanding of references cited. Topic/Concern well supported in research.

Purpose Statement

No purpose statement provided. Purpose not relevant to topic/concern. Purpose not relevant to literature cited in introduction. Purpose is vague or ambiguous.

Purpose statement is related to topic/concern identified and states what paper will address.

Purpose statement indicates and expands upon how paper addresses the issues/concerns identified in the research review. Purpose statement clearly states the major themes discussed in the paper.

Description of Methods

Failure to describe search procedure, how information will be organized, or reported.

Satisfactory description of search procedure and organizational scheme for paper.

Full description of the search procedure. Full description of the organizational scheme. Full description of how information will be analyzed and reported.

Description of Findings

Failure to report pertinent information about topic. Lack of understanding of reported information. Reporting of information not consistent with organization scheme of paper. Reporting of information not consistent with purpose of paper.

Adequate, correct description of topical information. No conclusions presented. Information follows organizational scheme. Information consistent with purpose.

Comprehensive and thorough reporting of information provided.


No discussion of implications of information reported. Lack of logical organization.

Satisfactory summary of findings presented. Implications of findings for effective instruction or professional development not provided.

Comprehensive summary of findings presented. Implications of findings for effective instruction, policy, and/or professional development thoughtfully and extensively discussed. Discussion of limitations in current knowledge base and areas for future research provided.


References (citations and References section), format of paper, tables and/or figures, and supporting evidence do not follow APA guidelines.

Most sections (i.e. approximately 80 percent) follow APA guidelines.

All sections and subsections of paper follow APA guidelines.

Writing Mechanics

Two or more spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.

One spelling, punctuation, or grammatical error.

No spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.

Each component of the thesis will be graded based on the rubric described above. Proficiency will be determined as follows:

Exceeds expectations: 14-16 points

Meets expectations: 12-13 points

Below expectations: 11 points or below

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