Under the ACA, the expansion of behavioral health services is mandated for health care organizations
Under the ACA, the expansion of behavioral health services is mandated for health care organizations. Whether your current health care organization already offers these types of behavioral services, or whether it will need to begin offering these types of behavioral health services, is subject to evaluation and goal setting by both the health care executive and the board of directors. As a current or future health care executive, you will likely engage in developing business plans for new initiatives and health care delivery service flows in your health care organization. With the recent move to address expanded behavioral health services in health care organizations, developing a business plan for expanded behavioral health services is both timely and appropriate.
For this Assignment, the class will be broken into groups of four to five students each. Each group will work on the expansion of either mental health or substance abuse services within a healthcare organization, as decided by the group.
Review the resources for this week and review the business plan template for this Assignment. Reflect on the major considerations your health care leadership group members will need to keep in mind when developing a business plan for the expansion of either mental health or substance abuse services in a healthcare organization.
The Assignment: (5 pages)
• The ACA has provided for increased coverage of mental health and substance abuse services. However, there remains a shortage of these services in healthcare organizations.
• Your role as a healthcare leadership group is to evaluate opportunities for either expanded behavioral health or substance abuse initiatives. Your group will develop a business plan to model the expansion of either mental health or substance abuse services, as decided by your group.
• Once the assignment is completed by the group, each group member must submit a copy of the completed group work individually to earn credit.
Paper Format: APA
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