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reorganized the company into three divisions: Home Care, Private Duty, and Community Health.She is an astute leaderHer management style emphasizes the delegation of clearly expressed responsibilities.’’ She has delegated responsibility for operations to each full-time division manager’ ’She is responsible for initiating of high blood pressure and maternal and child health initiatives.Catherine Newfields, RN, is the director of the Home Care Division. She is also an astute leader with 17 years of experience under her belt. She should be retained at her current position.Michael Carlsbad, LPN, manages the Private Duty Division. He plans to retire in 6 months. Hence a suitable replacement has to be recruited before the six months' lapse.Steve Callahan is the controller; this position was previously known as the bookkeeper. Steve has been with the agency for ten years. He was promoted by Washington; he is currently a part-time studentpursuing a degree in business administrationJudy Herman, RN, is the quality improvement and utilization review manager, she possesses Shehas approximately 15 years' experience in quality improvement in the home care system.Mary Bird heads thespecial projects involving human resources administration and marketing. She also staffs the Jasper office when there is a shortage
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Hillsboro County Home Health Agency15Strategic planThere is the need for more community outreach programs. These programs headed by Mary Birdwill cement the organization’s name into the hearts of the people of Hillsboro. The management team should institute volunteer programs to cut down on costs. Internship opportunities should be given to the medical students in the county. The community outreach arm of the organization should be headed by an individual who understands public relations.The organization’s readiness for a change;By trimming the board of directors to 7 members, every director has clearly defined roles .in addition, and it will cut back on expenses and remunerations. Beurocracy will be a thing of the past with a smaller board of director. Washington should be given the full mandate of the organization as she is the one responsible for the day to day running of the agency. Prudent use of resources should be observed. There has been dwindling fortunes in the agency, and this should be taken seriously. I propose the firm to hire an external audit firm, to comb through the audit reports and report on any miss -appropriation of funds. Moreover, the audit firm shows the arm of the organization that has the lowest net margins in profit and measures should be taken to rectify the situation.Change management strategy;The biggest role of the management is Medicare‘’Medicare reimbursement under the Home Health Prospective Payment System. "the reimbursement rates are very low, (HCHAA) sometimes sign the physician forms during home care visits after providing services, thereby making it difficult for rebates to take place. It is recommended that the doctor form is filled before attending the patients. This strategy will ensure that only the patients who are adequately

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