Your company’s chief financial
officer (CFO) begins the preliminary work of developing the organization’s
financial plan for the upcoming year. Recently, there have been media reports
that your state will be cutting health care costs by reducing benefits, paying
health care providers or organizations less, and tightening eligibility.
Specifically, the state’s Medicaid budget will be reduced by 6 percent and fees
to health providers will be reduced by 3 percent.
Revenue from Medicaid constitutes 30
percent of Krona’s annual revenue. The annual revenue for Krona last year was
$20,000,000 and was expected to increase 10 percent the following year. The
chief executive officer (CEO) has asked that you provide a brief summary of
capitation to share with the board.
Compose a memo to the CEO that
includes the following:
- Discuss the impact that the Medicaid cuts will have on
- Address the possible issues surrounding next year’s
- Provide an explanation of capitation.
- Discuss the challenges, benefits, and risks in