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HSA 525 Week 4 Assignment 1 Financial

Statement Analysis
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Assignment 1: Financial Statement Analysis
Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

Select one (1) of the following publically traded health care
organizations: Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) or Health
Management Associates (NYSE: HMA).

Suppose you are a newly appointed CFO of your chosen health care
organization. One of your first tasks is to conduct an internal financial
analysis of the organization. Conduct a brief financial analysis and
review of the chosen company’s financial statements for at least three
(3) consecutive years. After conducting the analysis, interpret the data
contained within the statements.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

Based on your review of the financial statements, suggest a key insight
about the financial health of the company. Speculate on the likely
reaction to the financial statements from various stakeholder groups
(employee, investors, shareholders). Provide support for your rationale.
Identify the current industry trend that has the most significant impact on
your chosen organization’s financial performance. Indicate the trend’s
impact on the financial performance of the organization. As the CFO,
suggest at least one (1) way that you might minimize the impact of the
trend on the organization.
As the CFO, suggest one (1) key strategy that you might use in order to
improve the financial performance of the organization. Recommend an
approach to implement the suggested strategy. Provide support for your
recommendation.
Use at least four (4) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and
other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment
page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment
are:

Evaluate the financial statements and the financial position of health
care institutions.
Analyze the role of important financial reporting statements – income
statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows – and explain how
they relate to one another and to the underlying sources of data.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in health
financial management.
Write clearly and concisely about health financial management using
proper writing mechanics.
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HSA 525 Week 6 Assignment 2 Using
Financial Ratios to Assess Organizational
Performance
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Assignment 2: Using Financial Ratios to Assess Organizational
Performance
Due Week 6 and worth 240 points
Using the financial statements from your selected health care
organization in Assignment 1, develop a financial plan for the next three
(3) years.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1. Suggest the financial ratio that most financial analysts would use to
evaluate the financial condition of the company. Provide support for
your rationale.
2. Speculate on the organization's ability to meet its financial obligations
as they come due. Provide support for your rationale.
3. Based on your ratio analysis, determine whether the profitability
trends are favorable or unfavorable and explain your rationale.
4. Using financial ratio analysis, predict whether or not the company will
be viable in five (5) years based on its performance over the past three
(3) years. Provide support for your prediction.
5. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and
other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The
cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment
are:
• Evaluate the financial statements and the financial position of health
care institutions.
• Describe the overall planning process and the key components of the
financial plan.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in health
financial management.
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HSA 525 Week 10 Assignment 3 Post-
Merger Analysis
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Assignment 3: Post-Merger Analysis
Due Week 10 and worth 280 points
In today’s uncertain economic and regulatory environment for the health
services industry, many organizations may be presented with merger and
acquisition opportunities to gain market share and drive financial and
operational efficiencies. Given the current state of this market segment:
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
1. Suggest the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health
care organizations to merge. Provide support for your rationale.
2. Assuming that two (2) health care organizations have merged.
Determine the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to
evaluate the financial performance of the organization post-merger, and
identify the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether or
not the merger generated favorable financial results for the organization.
Provide support for your evaluation.
3. Determine the key factors that will drive the financial planning
process for most organizations in the post-merger phase, and examine
the related impact to the organization process. Provide support for your
rationale.
4. Create an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of
high value to a health care organization. Provide support for your
argument.
5. Predict the financial stability of the health care industry over the next
five (5) years. Provide support for your prediction.
6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and
other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The
cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment
are:
• Evaluate the financial statements and the financial position of health
care institutions.
• Describe the overall planning process and the key components of the
financial plan.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in health
financial management.
• Write clearly and concisely about health financial management using
proper writing mechanics.