Topic: Ambulatory Surgical Center Prospective Payment System

Research and evaluate information that covers the payment system assigned to you and explain its financial impact to a health care organization. Include when and why the system was created, how it was implemented and current problems associated with it.

Include APA references and citations for a minimum of one scholarly resource, that is no more than five years old, excluding the textbook, to support your 250 word initial post.

To support a meaningful dialogue make your initial post on day one in the discussion period.
Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words and contain one external sources.

External references are to cited in-text and reference list using APA format, and no older than 2015.


Reply Posts: Review the information highlighted by at least two of your classmates and post a follow up response by including one or more of the following:

  • Describe the similarities or differences between the payment system assigned to you and the system discussed by your classmates.
  • Share your opinion about the benefits or drawbacks of the system discussed by your classmate.
  • Discuss any other point that adds an opinion or presents new information about the discussion topic.