Hospital/patient relationship as a contract – HLT 520 Week 2 Discussion 2 

Hospital/patient relationship as a contract – HLT 520 Week 2 Discussion 2

Hospital/patient relationship as a contract – HLT 520 Week 2 Discussion 2

Since the hospital/patient relationship is considered a contract of sorts, how is it affected if the patient decides to disconnect himself from telemetry and leave the hospital for 4 hours to go score some cocaine on the street? What would you do as a hospital administrator in this situation?

HLT 520 Week 3 Discussion 1

If a physician develops a history of disruptive behavior, belittling staff, cursing at coworkers, and being rude and curt to patients, what are the responsibilities of the medical staff, the hospital, and the other professionals involved? Why do you believe that so many staff may be reluctant to report a poorly behaving physician?

HLT 520 Week 3 Discussion 2

What do you see as the pros and cons of obtaining fair market value analyses on the compensation paid to physicians, especially when the market rates are benchmarked against national standards? How could this information be used in negotiating rates with physicians?


HLT 520 Week 4 Discussion 1 Latest-GCU

Discuss your opinion of the Stark laws, what they are designed to do, the impact of the exceptions, and whether you think they are successful in preventing unethical behavior.

HLT 520 Week 4 Discussion 2 Latest-GCU

What kinds of fraudulent or abusive behavior relating to health care services can occur in hospital operations? How does the role of the compliance committee help to monitor and prevent these?

HLT 520 Week 5 Discussion 1 Latest-GCU

You are a hospital administrator, and you receive a call from a colleague at another hospital. Your colleague, who is a friend, informs you that he has received a demand for a stipend from the ophthalmologists who take ED calls at his hospital, and they want a sizeable raise. He asks you what you pay for that type of call, and suggests that you could both benefit by coming up with a standard rate of pay over which neither of you will go in response to physician demands. It could save your hospitals $300,000 to do this. What is your response, and what is the rationale for it?

HLT 520 Week 5 Discussion 2 Latest-GCU

Do you think that hospitals who engage in group purchasing organizations are engaging in a form of price-fixing? If yes, then why? If no, then why not?

HLT 520 Complete Week DQ Pack