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Which of the following is NOT a function of management planning?
A. Helps an organization anticipate the future
B. is both tactical and strategic
C. includes staffing.
D. Is a continuous process.
Which of the following statements pertains to the purpose f public health surveillance and how it is implemented?
A. Monitoring changes in disease agents through lab testing
B. Watches for global epidemics
C. Defines conditions as “pandemic” when incidence and prevalence levels each predetermined levels
D. Supplies a network of public health staff to monitor global health conditions.
Effective communication engagement requires which of the following processes?
A. Establishment of an organizational structure that ensures that all members have similar opportunities to influence the processes and outcomes of a designated group.
B. Good relations with the press and other media.
C. Having local public health meetings that synchronize agendas with the respective state and federal government agendas.
D. Keeping all public health employees informed of the latest disease projections
An indicator of earnings management is the:
A. inventory cost on the first-in, first-out basis regardless of the physical flow of the goods.
B. use of the straight-line method of depreciation for all fixed assets.
C. continued overestimation of the useful lives and residual values of fixed assets.
D. front-end loading of expenses.
Company X does not capitalize an asset leased from Company Y because it is not required to do so under GAAP. In analyzing Company X, one would capitalize the leased asset when:
A. GAAP permits the option of doing so
B. the benefits of leasing an asset outweigh those of purchasing it.
C. Company Y does not want to capitalize the leased asset.
D. Company X assumes the risk and rewards associated with the leased asset.
An analyst uses analytical judgment primarily to understand:
A. pro forma financial statements
B. generally accepted accounting principles
C. the economic reality that underlies the financial disclosure.
D. the nominal dollar concept of capital maintenance
Which of the following situations would cause analysts to be alarmed?
A. an increase in the cash collected as a percentage of revenues.
B. A decrease in cash collected from customers compared to that paid to suppliers.
C. An increase in cash collected form customers compared to that paid to suppliers
D. A decrease in the cash paid as a percentage of cost f goods sold
A financially distressed entity’s balance sheet would most likely consist of:
A. immaterial amounts of current assets and substantial amount of long-term assets.
B. substantial amounts of long-term debt and relatively small and non-productive long-term base.
C. large amounts of both current assets and current liabilities.
D sufficient revenues but insufficient earnings.
There has been a continuous rise in health care in the US many things have contributed to that rise but on thing generally NOT identified as a cause is:
A. new technology
B. people living longer
C. new cure for diseases
D defensive medicine
A high intensity case-mix for a hospital would mean that the hospital:
A. would be paid less money because its cost are higher
B. gets sicker patients
C. has a higher admission rate
D. accepts only those referrals from other hospitals that are high and/or complex cases
An integrated delivery system (IDS) is a complex organization. Which one of these key characteristics is NOT true of and IDS?
A. Convenient delivery sites are developed in close proximity.
B. Services are provided alone a continuum of care.
C. The organization is owned or affiliated with an HMO
D. specialty managed care rather than acute care is emphasized.
Total Quality Management (TQM):
A. although developed for the health care industry is now widely used in many industries including the automotive industry.
B. is most applicable to open-panel HMOs
C. focuses on improving standards
D. uses very simple and basic techniques that any MCO should be able to accomplish
Which of these is NOT associated with the federal government?
A. HIPPA
B. NAIC
C. COBRA
D. CHAMPUS
E. ERISA
Management strategies regarding desired relationships with labor organizations should complement planning as part of:
A. the business plan
B. a non-union policy plan
C. overall policy development
D. the organization’s mission statement
Health care training would commonly include:
A. bilingual classes
B. nutrition classes for employees.
C. patient safety
D. review of the health care organization’s corporate filings
Hospitals and other health care organizations are credentialed by:
A. ACHCE
B. Department of Human Services
C. JCAHO
D. Better Business Bureau
E. American Hospital Organization
The components of a JCAHO acceptable performance appraisal system include all of the following characteristics EXCEPT:
A. job descriptions identifying duties and required competencies.
B. a performance appraisal process and supporting documents.
C. bulletins on new regulations pertinent to health care organizations
D. competency assessment checklists.
Health Care HR managers are NOT responsible for recruiting:
A. recruiting
B. employee relations
C. compensation and benefits
D. employee counseling