Week 2 Assignment: Health Budget Analysis
Access the following analysis of the 2015–16 Health Budget in California: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2015/budget/health/health-analysis-021215.aspx Now, imagine you are a healthcare administrator in the Los Angeles County health care sector, employed in one of the systems that has been analyzed ( Medi-Cal, Department of State Hospitals, or the Department of Public Health). Review the analysis of the budget within your system. After carefully reviewing the budget summary (including actual and estimated costs from previous years), perform a budget analysis. Your analysis should cover the following: Are the spending allocations being anticipated in alignment with trends from previous years? If you could, how would you allocate spending differently? Is the report sufficient to predict future trends? Why or why not? Which variance do you find most significant? Why? Is it favorable or unfavorable? Do you agree with the LAO and the governor regarding the proposed budget for your system? Why or why not? Your paper should be three to four pages in length and include support from the required readings and at least one outside source. Use the WCU Library to find scholarly sources that support your paper.
|Number of Pages||2 Page(s)/550 words|
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