Research a cost control policy that is in effect at your organization or one that you research. What is the potential impact of not following the policy at the organizational level?

Topic: Healthcare policy and financial content

In this assessment, you will research a cost control policy that is in effect at your organization or one that you research. In doing so, you will detail the impact this policy has on the organization, its unintended consequences, and a possible alternative.

Find a policy at a healthcare organization related to cost controls. Include the following in your paper/presentation.
Summarize the details of the policy:

When was the policy put in place?

Was it adopted system-wide, in one department, or multiple departments?

Was it adopted system-wide, in one department, or multiple departments?

What does the policy address?

What is the potential impact of not following the policy at the organizational level? Unit level? Individual level?
Explain how the policy impacts fiscal aspects of the organization:

How does the policy act as a cost control?
Describe how the policy impacts the quality of patient care:

Does the policy improve efficiency?

Are the goals to improve care and reduce costs?
Explore the unintended consequences:

What secondary impacts does the policy have on the organization? Unit? Staff? Patient?

Does the policy need revision?
Suggest alternatives to the policy:

In your opinion, is the policy the best way to address the issue? Support your position by explaining why or why not.

Research a cost control policy that is in effect at your organization or one that you research. What is the potential impact of not following the policy at the organizational level?