Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, August 20, 2016.
To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
Assuming the graphs are drawn to the same scale, consider the break-even
charts—cost-volume-profit (CVP) graphs—below for two competing providers operating in a fee-for-service environment.
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On the basis of your understanding of variable cost rate, per-unit revenue, contribution margin, and fixed costs, answer the following questions:
How would the given graphs change if the providers were operating in a discounted fee-for-service environment?
- How would these graphs change in a capitated environment? Which provider is in the best position to grow its business?
Provide reasons for and evidence in support of your responses.
Comment on the postings of two of your classmates. Is your assessment the same or different? Why?
Be sure to cite any relevant resources used in framing your responses. Apply APA standards to cite sources.