This Assessment is worth 7.5% of your gradeDeadlineDue by the end of Week 2

This Assessment is worth 7.5% of your grade
DeadlineDue by the end of Week 2 at 11:59 pm, ET.
Completing this Assessment will help you to meet the following:
Course Outcome
Evaluate contemporary issues in financing health care.

Program Outcome
Analyze and apply contemporary knowledge and skill sets to perform diverse administrative responsibilities in health and human services environment.

Analyze and apply contemporary knowledge and skill sets to work and problem solve effectively in a managerial /leadership capacity and health services setting. 

Directions
This week you will review the contemporary issues identified in the case study shared below.   Please write a 750-word essay that critically evaluates issues in financing health care by addressing the provided prompts. 
Case Study – Containing Operating Cost
Jim is a financial analyst at his organization and his primary role is to ensure that the Cardiology service line and the Transplant service line stay within its operational budget for the fiscal year. Today, he is meeting with the operational leadership of his organization’s cardiology service line. He let them know that they are currently over budget for the year, mainly due to staffing and over utilization of supplies.
In at least 750 words, write an essay in APA format that critically evaluates the organizations operating cost. Ensure that you answer all prompts thoroughly using at least two resources as references to justify your response. 
Educate operational leadership on why it is important to the overall bottom line of the organization to contain these costs and the challenges that come with doing so.

Explain the measures that operational leadership can take to help manage these operational costs across its service line. What best practices are out there that they can learn from and implement?