Final Project: Design a Financial Policy Resources: Appendix A and Figure 15.1 on p. 487 of Medical Insurance Due Date: Day 7 [to the Assignment Folder] Use critical thinking skills to complete your final project. These skills include suspending judgment and applying problem-solving skills and methods while conducting research. You will form evaluative decisions and provide your rationale after considering how you would design a medical office financial policy. Decide upon the type of medical office setting you prefer to research. Focus on that setting as you complete each portion of the final project. Complete Part A and Part B: Part A: Refer to Figure 15.1 on p. 487 of your textbook, the Internet, and the University Library as resources. Search for medical office financial policy advice as well as sample policies. Compose an original 750- to 1,050-word medical office financial policy. Provide a minimum of three references other than your textbook, formatted according to APA guidelines. Include the following components in your policy: Collection of co-payments, deductibles, and past-due balances Arrangements for handling of unpaid balances Handling of payments for non-covered services Prepayment policies Policies for accepting cash, checks, money orders, and credit or debit cards Arrangements for sliding scales and low income payments Other pertinent policies you see fit to include based on your research   Format your policy similarly to the examples you see online and in your text, except yours will include APA-formatted references.   Part B: Following the end of your financial policy, add a separate section reviewing why you believe your policy is best suited to your selected type of medical office setting. Explain and provide support for your rationale in 550 to 700 words. Use a minimum of one reference to support your explanation and format your paper according to APA guidelines. You may use the same reference(s) to complete the supporting rationale that you used for the financial policy.   Post your Final Project to the Assignment Folder

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