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Healthcare Regulations

This Competency Assessment (CA) assesses your level of performance on the specific outcome(s) that are the focus of this course. The CA requires you to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding, and proficiency of the outcome(s). Be sure to use the other activities in this course prior to attempting the CA. You can attempt the CA an unlimited number of times within the term. However, the CA must be completed successfully by the end of the term to earn credit.

Be sure to review the Competency Assessment Checklist Rubric in order to understand the criteria on which you will be evaluated.

Instructors will provide feedback on the CA. If you expect to receive feedback, revise, and resubmit this CA near the end of the term, you will need to make your submission no later than 5 days before the end of the term.

Please refer to your syllabus for additional Competency Assessment requirements.

The end-of-course survey is your opportunity to provide us with valuable feedback about your experience as a learner, the course materials, and your instructor. The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete. We take your feedback very seriously.Instructions

Imagine that you are an administrator for a large hospital. You have been tasked with compliance for the facility. Demonstrate competence in healthcare law and ethics by following the instructions below in completion of this multi-part assignment.


Competency Assessed



Verify that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient’s progress, clinical findings, and discharge status.

A 45-year-old female has requested a copy of her 80-year-old father’s health record. She has presented POA and has a legal right to access his records. You provide a copy to the woman, but she has many questions regarding documentation of her father’s diagnosis. He was admitted to the ICU last week from the skilled nursing facility. When discharged, he was transferred to an LTACH. In a brief written response to the woman, relate the components of the health record that supports diagnosis and reflects the patient’s progress, clinical findings, and discharge status. Explain the documentation used for these purposes within skilled nursing facilities, ICU, and LTACH.


Identify laws and regulations applicable to health care.

Imagine that you are the Director of Health Information at a hospital and you have been asked to create a “one-page” pamphlet on the major laws and regulations guiding health record retention and destruction. Draft an outline summarizing a total of five (5) best practices in a retention/destruction program. In addition to your text, you may refer to The Joint Commission (TJC), State law(s) (pick any state), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).


Analyze legal concepts and principles to the practice of HIM.

A hacker has penetrated the network of the business associate who provides cloud-based storage for the hospital. All patient records within the last two months were compromised. As HIM Director, you have been tasked with organizing a response to this breach. Differentiate the steps related to breach notification.


Evaluate policies and strategies to achieve data integrity.

A patient has requested an amendment to their medical record and the provider does not agree with the amendment language the patient wants. Recommend via policy how you would ensure data integrity and quality of health information exchange.


Recommend compliance of health record content across the health system.

Imagine you are the Manager of a Health Information Management Department. The Board of Directors has tasked you with evaluating and interpreting the Joint Commission standards regarding documentation and develop a recommendation on how the facility can ensure compliance with documentation standards.

This Assessment should be a Microsoft Word (minimum 1500 words) document, in addition to the title and reference pages.

Minimum Submission Requirements

Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your paper should contain a list of references, in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.
Be sure to cite both in-text and reference list citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the APA formatting and citation style found in the Writing Center. The Writing Center can be found within the Academic Support Center under Academic Tools in the left navigation of your course. (It should include a cover sheet, paper is double spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, correct citations, Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors, and correct references at the bottom of the last page.)
If work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned without being scored.

Cosmetic surgery in Korea

The assignment requires an analytical discussion rather than a
descriptive explanation.
Citations: APA style
Requirement: You MUST incorporate at least 3 academic papers and other sources such as
books, newspaper articles, blog posts, among others.
The Outline (The format below is suggestive. You can vary it as you like):
1. Orientate the reader
2. Identify the focus/purpose
3. Outline the scope
4. State the questions or issues observed
1. Supporting details
2. Analysis
3. Evidence
4. Concluding sentence
1. Summarize key points
2. Overall concluding statement


Module 2 Discussion


Miami Florida is considered ground zero for climate change (link), in particular rising seas will not only drown coastal sections of the city but will disrupt our local supply of drinking water.

Based on what you have learned so far from this class, discuss the following:

Explain where the drinking water from South Florida primarily comes from and why would rising sea levels disrupt this supply?

What efforts can be made and are being made to mitigate the effects of rising seas on our drinking water?

If you were a local politician, what advice would you give to state and federal officials on the best way to ensure residents in South Florida had a steady supply of drinking water for many years to come?


Make sure to:

Write a short essay or paragraph of at least 300 words (worth 80/100 points).

Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.

Address all questions.

Use proper grammar and punctuation.

If you researched your topic and are using information from what you learned, remember to cite your sources.

Do not plagiarize.

You will not be able to edit your assignment once you post, so please proofread and spell check before hitting post!

As part of the assignment, you must also reply to one (1) of your classmates with at least 150 words (worth 20/100 points).

You will have to post first to see your classmates’ postings. Make sure your replies are a thoughtful and relevant to what your classmate has posted.

Try to build the discussion and keep it going.

RE: Discussion 1

Module 1 Discussion


The Tallahassee City Commission unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal of powering municipal operations entirely with renewable sources (like wind and solar) by 2035, and community-wide by 2050 (link).

Based on what you have learned so far from this class, discuss the following:

What advantages and disadvantages are there to going to 100% renewable energy?
Assume Miami were to also go 100% renewable energy and you were in charge of the transition. Give a specific plan on how you would phase in the renewable energy and phase out the non-renewable energy and in what time frame.
Make sure to:

Write a short essay or paragraph of at least 300 words (worth 80/100 points).
Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.
Address all questions.
Use proper grammar and punctuation.
If you researched your topic and are using information from what you learned, remember to cite your sources.
Do not plagiarize.
You will not be able to edit your assignment once you post, so please proofread and spell check before hitting post!
As part of the assignment, you must also reply to one (1) of your classmates with at least 150 words (worth 20/100 points).
You will have to post first to see your classmates’ postings. Make sure your replies are a thoughtful and relevant to what your classmate has posted.
Try to build the discussion and keep it going.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Each research paper must be 3 to 5 pages (double space only…….you WILL be downgraded for a page count over five pages…..follow my instructions), excluding the bibliography and endnotes. Remember, approximately 250 TO 300 words is usually one page. Font size MUST not exceed 12 point, no excessive margins – I will strongly enforce this rule! There is NO cover page; the first page must include your name in the upper left corner, nothing more! Your bibliography is not included in the page count. Again, this is a research paper. You may also include digital references, periodicals, articles, etc. All specifics must have in text citations.  Credible research must include substantiation! Substantiation is critical. 
“IF YOU DIDN’T WRITE IT….CITE IT”…..all dates, quotes, statistical and financial data as well as historic specifics and obscurities must be properly sourced or cited in your research, otherwise it is simply not credible information.  This applies to both the two research papers as well as the term project. This actually applies to ALL research documents. 
Be sure you number each page in the lower right corner on each page, not doing so will result in a downgrade. 
In addition, the REQUIRED writing style is APA….all papers must be written in the APA style. Please refer to the website: for detailed instructions OR citations…….please be informed, you will be downgraded if you do not follow this writing style.
The paper will focus on economic OR legal systems and OR the political landscape  OR the technological assets (again, as this applies and impacts fashion merchandising)  within your selected country. Realize your papers are only five pages maximum, so you cannot possibly cover all three topics, but there will most certainly be overlap….no problem……You will explore and research how the economic OR political and OR the legal landscape OR technology within the country has shaped apparel merchandising policies and processes, focus on one of the areas. Has the legal system or government encouraged or restricted the fashion industry within your selected country, are there any global or well known fashion or merchandising companies originating in your selected country? You could also BRIEFLY highlight how those approaches are different to merchandising done in America. I would focus on one of the topics, either the economy of the country OR the legal system OR the political landscape in your selected country, after all your research is only 3 to 5 pages, the topics may easily overlap, no problem but you must intelligently edit accordingly
Lastly, you are expected to conduct research and discuss existing ideas. Personal views, opinions and experiences are welcomed, but should not replace solid, focused and credible research as the most important component of the paper. I expected these research papers to reflect where you are in your college career, as a result, spelling, grammar, format, consulted works and substantiations will be held in the highest regard. I look forward to reading your work, enjoy the process!

Radicalization Models

-Compare and contrast at least two different radicalization models that explain terrorist motivations.
-Summarize behavioral and psychological factors associated with disengaging from terrorism and describe what efforts or programs are most effective in countering radicalization and why.

Recommended Source: King, M. and Taylor, D. M. (2011). The Radicalization of Homegrown Jihadists: A Review of Theoretical Models and Social Psychological Evidence. Terrorism & Political Violence, 23(4), 602-618.

Use the above article and 7 others!!


Please answer any 2 of the following questions:

1. Please discuss whether your findings on the YouTube videos and ads support or detract from arguments made in the Chapter 7 text section ‘Imitation of Violence’.

2. *For the social comparison on social media article, compare rumination to self reflection, discuss which is better for identity formation and why?

3. We all have implicit biases. As you learned about implicit bias, what areas of life do you think you may need to be more aware of your thoughts? What are ways to mitigate these thought and ideas?

4. Think about all the readings about how our life, beliefs, behavior and values are socially constructed.  You may want to refer back to module 4 and my review of the ISL readings thus far.  How does social media construct our social life and social being? Use examples from the unit and from life.



The Presentation of Self in Virtual Spaces summary
Erving Goffman proposed that we actively work to shape the perceptions others’ have of us. This impression management occurs each time we interact with others as we work to carefully present the image we want others to see. In the decades since Goffman wrote The Presentation of Self, the Internet has become a common part of our social life. Multiple virtual platforms have emerged that allow people to form communities where they interact and develop relationships with one another without ever meeting physically. Gottschalk examines the “virtual life” that many people create (and live) on the digital platform Second Life. They are able to do many of the things that online that are possible in the real world – such as shopping, visiting museums, starting a business, and learning – including developing relationships. Through Second Life, people can create an avatar to do all these things, which makes it a platform where people around the world can have close relationships with each other even without being physically close. As you can image, the allure of Second Life is part of what makes impression management so important – anyone can be anything they want to be. While people in the real life are constrained by what they can do or how they can look to manage their presentation to others, Second Life allows almost complete customization of avatars. The ease of changing an avatar’s look makes it easy to carefully control what is presented to the other people on Second Life. Yet, at the same time, it is generally expected that the avatar will be in line with the physical appearance of the controller (albeit highly idealized). Significant deviations in the race, gender, or age of the controller with their avatar can be perceived as deceptive by their friends. Gottschalk’s description of the self-avatar paradox speaks to the limits of Second Life avatars to be separate from their controller’s self. It is impossible to completely change the way we speak (not to mention changing the language) and communication style often indicates the education, gender, region, class, and other characteristics that distinguish us from others. Controllers can also feel like their avatar is a more accurate representation of their self than their physical self is. Therefore, the controller’s avatar can evolve as the controller does, without the cultural and structural constraints that are present in the physical world.


School Fights
[A forewarning that some of videos listed under the query school fights on youtube are disturbing depictions of acts of violence carried out by young people. Some of the ads that allude to sexual violence may be disturbing as well].  For purposes of illustrating the ASP text content on ‘the imitation of violence’, we are asking that you view at least 3 separate videos.  You may choose any from the many found on the page. After viewing these videos, please make a note of the number of views/likes and dislikes the videos have. These number may give you a clear picture regarding the popularity of viewing the video among young people as well as possibly illustrate reasons why one would record the acts. (Links to an external site.)

Unit 6 Assignment

Identify a program in your local community that is addressing healthy living at the individual level. Examples include, but are not limited to YMCA programs, worksite wellness, local hospital or clinic wellness programs, etc.
Provide a brief description of the program and how it contributes to healthy living on both physical and mental health levels.
Discuss how this program contributes to the health of the overall community.
How can they partner with other programs in the community to provide more comprehensive interdisciplinary services?

Unit 6 Assignment

Assignment Requirements

Please complete all parts in a Microsoft Word document.
The body of your document, Part 2, should be at least 500 words in length.
Quoting should be less than 10% of the entire paper. Paraphrasing is necessary.
Students must cite and reference at least 2credible sources from the Purdue Global Library.
Go to Academic Tools for help with writing and APA style.

As the Director of Health Information for a large health system, you have been asked to work with IT to develop the process of using data dictionaries in the transition to an EHR. The CEO and Board of Directors has asked you to work on processes to implement across the organization. Please follow the instructions below in completion of this assignment.




Construct a simple data dictionary that could simulate what a data dictionary might look like for a Master Patient Index. It should contain at least 10 data elements.


Explain why a data dictionary is necessary for the use of an EHR. How does it help? What issues does a data dictionary solve in advance?

The American Government: The Engine of Public Policy

The American Government: The Engine of Public Policy

Congress, the president, the cabinet, advisers, agency bureaucrats, federal and state courts, political parties, interest groups, the mediaall of these groups influence political decisions in our democratic system of government. This results in the creation and implementation of public policies.

Write a 34 page paper in which you do the following:

Define public policy.
Identify and explain the purpose of the three branches of government.
Discuss how each branch of government may influence public policy. Research an example from recent news (such as civil rights, health care, education, or others) and explain how each branch of government could influence the direction of that specific public policy.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

This course requires the use of a minimum of three professional references (Wikipedia is not accepted in this class).

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