Hi posted the 2 courses together. Remember due tomorrow.  PLease not that late. Thanks.  Also be careful with Plaig.

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION:

Assignment 1: Discussion AssignmentThe 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, February 6, 2016.To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. 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. 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. Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, February 10, 2016.Interoffice Memos and the Related EthicsYou have just been appointed to head up the committee to plan the upcoming holiday party for your company, which employs around three hundred people. Susan, Mark, John, and Kathy have also been appointed to this committee. You have worked with Susan before and know that she will be a great worker. You have met Mark and Kathy, but do not know much about them. Unfortunately, you have heard that John can be difficult to work with. At any rate, you are really excited about planning this party and know that leading this committee will be a great opportunity to show your leadership skills.Based on this scenario and your understanding of how to write internal e-mails, respond to the following:Create an e-mail draft you want to send to your committee members about an initial meeting to discuss the party. In the e-mail, include any information you think is appropriate to get everyone excited and on board to make this the best holiday party ever.As you developed this e-mail, what did you consider including in the message? Why did you feel that was important to include?Were there any topics that you decided would be best not to include in this message? What were they and why did you choose not to include them?Were you concerned about how formal or informal this e-mail needed to be? Why?Is it ethical to include blind carbon copies (Bcc) in business e-mails? Give reasons for your agreement or disagreement.The information you have heard about John being difficult to work with has you concerned. Do you plan to communicate with him before the initial meeting? If yes, what method will you use to communicate with him? If no, why not?  Shows the help line number for South University Online Inc. The number is 1-888-444-3404.

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hEALTH FINANCE

Assignment 1: Discussion AssignmentAssignment Instructions and Details:
By Saturday, February 6, 2016, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to two of the discussion questions assigned by the facilitator. All discussion questions should be posted to the appropriate Discussion Area.Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least 2 of your peers’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. 
 

    ArrowSelect a discussion question from the topics menu below and click the question to begin. Use the  Respond link to post responses and materials that pertain to that question. To respond to an existing posting use the  Respond link beneath it.

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Discussion Question 1: Differences Between Types of Costs
Discussion Question 2: Inventory Valuation Methods
 
Discussion Question 1: Differences Between Types of Costs

As policymakers and healthcare managers consider various ways to contain the rising costs of health care, it is useful to examine the patterns and elements of health care costs that are needed to run the United States delivery system.

Explain the difference between fixed, variable, and semivariable costs. Give an example of each

Please be sure to give examples of each type of cost.  If there is something you are unsure about, you are welcome to also include that in your post. For example, if you know that healthcare organizations often have cost associated with taxes, but you aren’t sure what type of cost that would be, take the opportunity to pose the question. As long as you provide an example of each type of cost, if you pose a question to get help figuring out what type of cost something is, your grade will not be negatively impacted.  Remember that DQs are a chance for collaborative learning.

DISCUSSION 2Discussion Question 2: Inventory Valuation Methods

 
Discussion Question 2: Inventory Valuation Methods

Healthcare organizations have many reasons to effectively manage their inventory, including implantable device tracking, investment protection and contract compliance. An effective inventory control system must in place in order to meet clinical and financial requirements.

Describe the two most commonly used inventory valuation methods. Explain how each method effects the financial statement of the organization. If you were the CFO of an organization, which method would you prefer and why?