HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment
Costs of Accreditation
The accreditation of health care organizations is a significant task that has made accrediting agencies a major industry. The costs of securing accreditation can be significant, but the costs of not having accreditation can be even greater. In this assignment, you will discuss the costs of a health care organization being (or not being) accredited.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
Write a paper (1,250-1,500 words) that discusses the costs of a health care organization being (or not being) accredited. Include the following in your discussion:
A summary of the purposes of accreditation and accreditation standards.
A discussion of the financial, time, and associated costs of earning and maintaining accreditation.
A discussion of the costs of either not securing or losing accreditation.
A research-supported evaluation of whether accreditation is worth the costs.