Healthcare Finance Case 2

Health Care Services Reimbursement

Case Assignment

Pearland Medical Center owns a small satellite clinic, specializing in General Practice, located at nearby Pearland airport. General Practice Clinic’s sole payor is Air Health, a health care plan that covers the airport employee population. Air Health has been paying on a fee-for-service basis; however, recently, its covered population increased and it proposed a capitation contract for the next year with an annual capitation payment of $150 for each of its 20,000 covered members.

Previous experience indicates that the covered population will average 2 visits per year to General Practice Clinic. General Practice Clinic generates annually $1,150,000 fixed cost, which includes $550,000 in direct cost and $600,000 in allocated overhead. Each visit to General Practice Clinic generates $45 in variable costs.

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  1. Construct the base pro forma profit and loss statement on the capitation contract based on the number of visits for the clinic.
  2. What is the clinic’s contribution margin on the contract? What is the clinic’s breakeven point under this capitation contract in the number of visits?
  3. Construct the base pro forma profit and loss statement on the capitation contract based on the number of members for the clinic.
  4. What is the clinic’s breakeven point under this capitation contract in the number of members?
  5. Should the clinic accept the contract terms?
  6. What elements of CVP analysis change when a clinic moves from a fee-for-service to a capitated environment?
  7. How do provider incentives change when it moves from a fee-for-service to a capitated contract?

Length: 3–4 pages, excluding title page and references.

Assignment Expectations

Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.

Your submission should meet the guidelines on file format, in-text citations and references, scholarly sources, scholarly writing, and use of direct quotes noted under Module 1 Assignment Expectations.

Required Reading

Berenson, R. A., & Rich, E. C. (2010). U.S. approaches to physician payment: The deconstruction of primary care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(6), 613-618.

Chang, K. & Said, A.A. (2014). The impact of outsourcing on hospital performance. International Journal of Management Accounting Research, suppl. Special Issue. Health Care Costs and Performance, 4(1), 7-26.

Hennig-Schmidt, H., Selten, R., & Wiesen, D. (2011). How payment systems affect physicians’ provision behavior – An experimental investigation. Journal of Health Economics, 30(4), 637-646.