Imagine you have been asked to deliver a two-part informative workshop at a local health care expo by your Director of Community Outreach. Before he approves your workshop, you have to submit a proposal for each workshop that discusses the content you would like to present.

The first half was geared to the health consumer while this second half of the workshop is more detailed and provides health care administrators with better understanding of financial and economic tools used in the health care industry, particularly cost-benefit analysis. It is important that your audience understands possible challenges in the cost of health care services as well as what impact consumers and health care reform have on the availability of health care services. You also will discuss a specific population within health care (e.g., people with diabetes, people with mental health, etc.) and their needs.

Proposal Part ll

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you present the content you would like to discuss in the workshop.

Include the following in your paper:

  • Analyze the use of cost-benefit      analysis in health care.
    • What cost-benefit techniques       are used by providers of health care services? 
    • What impact does the mix of       fixed costs vs. variable costs have on a cost-benefit analysis scenario?       Is it better to have more fixed costs or less?
  • Analyze common methods and      tools used to address financial and economic challenges in the health care      industry.
    • What is the role of health       insurance companies in managing the cost and efficiency of the delivery       of health care services?
    • How do billing and       reimbursement processes affect providers of health care services as well       as organizations/individuals paying for the services?
  • Analyze the changes in health      care services to meet the needs of an ever-changing population. For this      bullet, select a population to concentrate on (e.g., people with diabetes,      people with mental health etc.).
    • What are the challenges of       delivering health care services to your selected population? What are the       ethical implications associated with the challenges?
    • What are the new types of       health care services that have evolved to support your population?
    • What impact does the increase       of preventive care services have on the health of your population?
  • Analyze the drivers and barriers      for health care reform.
    • Currently, what role does the       government play in the delivery of health care services to consumers?
    • What are the challenges and/or       problems in providing/requiring health insurance for all consumers?

Cite at least 4 sources, including your textbook.