ancillary services

ancillary servicesBased on your findings, write a scholarly paper that clearly addresses the following:Identify and describe an ancillary service (e.g., dialysis, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, hospice, etc.) to include the functions provided, key personnel within the department, and how this department supports or is supported by other departments.Identify and describe at least two trends that have an impact on the setting you selected. These can be trends related to supply and demand, political climate, regulatory, demographic changes, or patient care.Evaluate the impact of these trends on ancillary services. Analyze the trends, and thinking as a healthcare administrator, how do you capitalize on these trends to improve operation and bottom line performance? How can you mitigate the negative impact of the trends? USE SUBHEADING TO ORGANIZE THE PAPER PLEASE INCLUDE 4-6 scholarly, peer-reviewed references, preferably from the provided reading list BELOW.FOR THE SECOND HALF ( 4 pages) The purpose of this assignment is to benefit from the perspective of a leader in an ancillary service. This can be where you currently work or have access to members of the leadership team. You are asked to use the same ancillary service you researched for the first half of the paper. This will allow you to see what you learned from your research in a real-world application. (Note: you will not be asked to reveal any proprietary or confidential information in your reports. Most of your reports will be based on your observations.)Prepare and submit a 4 pages responding to the following items:Provide an overview of the ancillary service you have chosen.Conduct an interview with a member of the leadership team responsible for the department/unit.In your interview be sure to address, at a minimum, the following: Provide background information on the interviewee (title/position, summary of academic and professional background, etc.).Identify trends (e.g., supply and demand, political climate, regulatory, demographic changes, or patient care) that are impacting this particular ancillary service and how these are being leveraged or mitigated by the leadership.Identify the challenges (micro or macro level) this department is experiencing.How are they addressing these challenges?Based on your interview and the research you have conducted for both the Case and SLP assignments, create a table that illustrates the similarities and differences in trends between the research conducted for the Case Assignment and the feedback in the interview. Analyze and discuss the findings shown in the table. This analysis should include both quantitative and qualitative approaches to analyzing the data. USE 4-6 Scholarly, peer-reviewed sources *REMEMBER NO INTERNET SOURCES OF ANY KIND*Required Reading Danton, G. (2010). Radiology reporting: Changes worth making are never easy. Applied Radiology, 39(5), 19-25.Rickles, N., Noland, C., Tramontozzi, A., and Vinci, M. (2010). Pharmacy student knowledge and communication of medication errors. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74(1), 1-10.Supplemental Resources Ancillary services (health care) law and legal definition. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://definitions.uslegal.comBusiness model and compliance Q and A. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.anci-care.comDescribes the roles and responsibilities of physical therapists.Discussion about the services and opportunities available in radiography.Donabedian, A. (1980). Explorations in quality assessment and monitoring, vol. 1: The definition of quality and approaches to its assessment. Chicago: Health Administration Press.Introduction to the in-office ancillary exception. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.starkcompliance.com/index.aspx?id=658Nelson, P. (n.d.). Managed care contracting: ancillary contracting. Retrieved from http: www.mcres.comShi, L. & Singh, D. A. (2008). Delivering health care in America: A systems approach (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.Shortell, S. & Kaluzny, A. (2006). Health care management: Organization Design and Behavior (5th ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.Sylvan, R. (n.d). What are ancillary services in healthcare? Retrieved November 30, 2011 from http://www.ehow.com(Interent sources listed abpve are acceptable to use, just keep it to a minimum):

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