Assignment: Case Studies Activity

Assignment: Case Studies Activity

Assignment: Case Studies Activity

Case Studies Activity Instructions

Case studies are stories. They present realistic, complex, and contextually rich situations and involve problems to solve and/or questions to answer. Thoroughly read the case studies below and answer the questions presented in each. Your responses to the questions must be detailed and include information supported by academic sources (textbook, .gov, and .edu webistes). Do not use .com, .net, .org, or blog websites. All sources must have been published within the last 5 years.

Please complete all 3 case studies. Your case study responses must follow current APA format and include in-text citations for any resources you use to support your answers. You must also include a separate reference page. The Case Studies Activity must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 2.

Case Study 1

Mrs. Jones, who is 80 years old, presents to ABC Medical Associates today for her annual wellness visit. She was last seen 6 months ago by a doctor in the practice for a bout with influenza.

In today’s visit, the patient will receive her annual gynecological evaluation in addition to a general maintenance examination. She will also have blood work done to evaluate her hypertension, hypothyroid, and type II diabetes.

Mrs. Jones is covered by Medicare and AARP Medigap insurance.

Based on the information in this case study, determine if this is a new or established patient. Then, describe what information you will need to collect from the patient and what steps you must take to ensure the services being rendered will be covered by insurance. Determine which insurance policy is primary.

Case Study 2

Mr. Jones is seen in the ER at Grand Valley Hospital for chest pain. He is from another state and is visiting family. He has never been to Grand Valley Hospital previously.

While in the ER, it is determined that the patient needs a cardiac catheterization done before discharge. This procedure is performed by Dr. Lindsay.

Mr. Jones serves in the National Guard and has been covered by TRICARE since 1989. He is also covered by his employer’s health plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and has been covered by this health plan for the past 2 years.

Based on the information in this case study, determine if this is a new or established patient. Then, describe what information you will need to collect from the patient and what steps you must take to ensure the services being rendered will be covered by insurance. Determine which insurance policy is primary.

Case Study 3

Jack Minnow, a 4-year-old boy, presents to Valley Allergy practice because of a recent allergic reaction to a bee sting. He has never had a reaction previously. Jack’s primary care physician Dr. Zane is referring him to Dr. Shelby, an allergist, for a consultation. Jack is accompanied by his mother who is the custodial parent.

During the visit, Dr. Shelby performs a series of allergy tests that identify not only an allergy to bees, but also to animal dander and grass.

Jack is covered by both his mother’s and his father’s employers’ health plans. His parents are divorced. His mother went back to work after the divorce 1 year ago and enrolled Jack under her health plan due to some concerns about whether Jack’s father would keep his job. However, his father is still employed with the same company and has worked there for the past 3 years.

Based upon the information in this case study, determine if this is a new or established patient. Then, describe what information you will need to collect from the patient/guarantor and what steps you must take to ensure the services being rendered will be covered by insurance. Determine which insurance policy is primary.

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You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.