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  • Medical Law and Ethics Question?

    Consider the costs associated with the American healthcare system, the contentions associated with managed care implementation, and the continued problems associated with macro and microallocation within this system. What ethics do you believe should guide continuing change in the American health care delivery system? (1 to 2 Paragraphs)

    Why? (1 Paragraph)

    1 AnswerOther - General Health Care1 decade ago
  • What is the public's view of the U.S. health care system? How was that perception shaped by insurers?

    What is the public's view of the U.S. health care system?

    How was that perception shaped by the insurers?

    How was that perception shaped by provider groups?

    How was that perception shaped by the purchasers of healthcare?

    1 AnswerInsurance & Registration1 decade ago
  • Superior Manufacturing is thinking of launching a new product. The company expects to sell $950,000 of the ne

    Superior Manufacturing is thinking of launching a new product. The company expects to sell $950,000 of the new product in the first year and $1,500,000 each year thereafter. Direct costs including labor and materials will be 55% of sales. Indirect incremental costs are estimated at $80,000 a year. The project requires a new plant that will cost a total of $1,000,000, which will be depreciated straight line over the next five years. The new line will also require an additional net investment in inventory and receivables in the amount of $200,000. Assume there is no need for additional investment in building and land for the project. The firm's marginal tax rate is 35%, and its cost of capital is 10%. Based on this information you are to complete the following tasks.

    Prepare a statement showing the incremental cash flows for this project over an 8-year period.

    Calculate the Payback Period (P/B) and the NPV for the project.

    Based on your answer for question 2, do you think the project should be accepted? Why? Assume Superior has a P/B (payback) policy of not accepting projects with life of over three years.

    If the project required additional investment in land and building, how would this affect your decision? Explain.

    2 AnswersCorporations1 decade ago
  • Can someone give a helping hand with this one? Mangerial Accounting qouestion.?

    Deer Valley Lodge, a ski resort in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, has plans to eventually add five new chairlifts. Suppose that one lift costs $2 million, and preparing the slope and installing the lift costs another $1.3 million. The lift will allow 300 additional skiers on the slopes, but there are only 40 days a year when the extra capacity will be needed. (Assume that Deer park will sell all 300 lift tickets on those 40 days.) Running the new lift will cost $500 a day for the entire 200 days the lodge is open. Assume that the lift tickets at Deer Valley cost $55 a day. The new lift has an economic life of 20 years.

    Assume that the before-tax required rate of return for Deer Valley is 14%. Compute the before-tax NPV of the new lift and advise the managers of Deer Valley about whether adding the lift will be a profitable investment. Show calculations to support your answer.

    Assume that the after-tax required rate of return for Deer Valley is 8%, the income tax rate is 40%, and the MACRS recovery period is 10 years. Compute the after-tax NPV of the new lift and advise the managers of Deer Valley about whether adding the lift will be a profitable investment. Show calculations to support your answer.

    What subjective factors would affect the investment decision?

    2 AnswersOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • Accounting Question! Can you help! Please!?

    Andre has asked you to evaluate his business, Andre’s Hair Styling. Andre has five barbers working for him. (Andre is not one of them.) Each barber is paid $9.90 per hour and works a 40-hour week and a 50-week year, regardless of the number of haircuts. Rent and other fixed expenses are $1,750 per month. Hair shampoo used on all clients is .40 per client. Assume that the only service performed is the giving of haircuts (including shampoo), the unit price of which is $12. Andre has asked you to find the following information.

    Find the contribution margin per haircut. Assume that the barbers' compensation is a fixed cost. Show calculations to support your answer.

    Determine the annual break-even point, in number of haircuts. Support your answer with an appropriate explanation. Show calculations to support your answer.

    What will be the operating income if 20,000 haircuts are performed? Show calculations to support your answer.

    Suppose Andre revises the compensation method. The barbers will receive $4 per hour plus $6 for each haircut. What is the new contribution margin per haircut? What is the annual break-even point (in number of haircuts)? Show calculations to support your answer.

    1 AnswerOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • please help me with this one! Please! Please!?

    Dr. Stephanie White, the Chief Administrator of Uptown Clinic, a community mental health agency, is concerned about the dilemma of coping with reduced budgets next year and into the foreseeable future, but increasing demand for services. In order to plan for reduced budgets, she must first identify where costs can be cut or reduced and still keep the agency functioning. Below are some data from the past year.

    Program Area Costs

    Administration

    Salaries:

    Administrator

    $60,000

    Assistant

    $35,000

    Two Secretaries

    $42,000

    Supplies $35,000

    Advertising and promotion $9,000

    Professional meetings/dues $14,000

    Purchased Services:

    Accounting and billing

    $15,000

    Custodial

    $13,000

    Security

    $12,000

    Consulting

    $10,000

    Community Mental Health Services

    Salaries (two social workers) $46,000

    Transportation $10,000

    Outpatient mental health treatment

    Salaries:

    Psychiatrist

    $86,000

    Two Social Workers

    $70,000

    Give a dollar range of costs to reduce budgets (worst and best case analysis).

    You need to cut $94,000 in cost. Prioritize those cuts that can be made without impacting the operation or quality care of the organization.

    How would you advise Dr. White to prepare for reduced budgets?

    2 AnswersEconomics1 decade ago
  • Managerial Accounting Question. Can you HELP?

    A company has two major businesses that it operates. One business manufactures and sells unicycles for commercial use in circuses, etc. (total sales of $150M), and the other sells bicycles to the public (total sales of $20M). The unicycle business occupies 75,000 square feet of the manufacturing warehouse and the bicycle business occupies the remaining 25,000 square feet. Cost were split 50-50 between the 2 businesses for advertising (total advertising expense of $5M) and warehouse expense (total warehouse expense of $3M) in the past (traditional method).

    What was the cost of advertising and warehouse expense allocated to each of the business based on the traditional method?

    What recommendation would you make in allocating these expenses to each of the business and how much would be allocated to each business?

    What would be some of the issues of too many expenses or too little expenses being allocated to each of the businesses?

    1 AnswerOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • Accounting?

    Costs can be classified into two categories, fixed and variable costs. These costs behave differently based on the level of sales volumes. Suppose we are running a restaurant and have identified certain costs along with the number of annual units sold of 1000.

    Item: Raw Materials (cost for hamburgers)

    Total Annual Cost: 650

    Item: Building Rent

    Total Annual Cost: 9000

    Identify which cost item above is fixed and variable and why? What is the cost per unit of each? Suppose we increased our sales volume to 6000 units and then to 8000 units the following year (and are still within the relevant range), what would be the total annual cost and unit cost of fixed and variable costs?

    Please submit your assignment.

    2 AnswersMathematics1 decade ago
  • Managerial Accounting Question! Please Help!?

    Costs can be classified into two categories, fixed and variable costs. These costs behave differently based on the level of sales volumes. Suppose we are running a restaurant and have identified certain costs along with the number of annual units sold of 1000.

    Item: Raw Materials (cost for hamburgers)

    Total Annual Cost: 650

    Item: Building Rent

    Total Annual Cost: 9000

    Identify which cost item above is fixed and variable and why? What is the cost per unit of each? Suppose we increased our sales volume to 6000 units and then to 8000 units the following year (and are still within the relevant range), what would be the total annual cost and unit cost of fixed and variable costs?

    2 AnswersOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • I need help with Statistics! Can you help me PLEASE.?

    Perform hypothesis testing on one variable’s data. (Choose either the intrinsic or extrinsic column.) Perform a t-test by formulating a null and an alternative statement, choosing an acceptable significance value, determining the appropriate critical value, selecting the test statistic and determining its value from the sample data, comparing the observed value to the critical value obtained and determining whether to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis.

    In separate paragraph, provide some information on when to use a t-test and a z-test and why. Provide some information about why samples are used instead of populations.

    INTRINSIC=(3, 3.8, 3.8, 4, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 6, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 4.7, 5, 5.1, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 6, 6.2, 6.3, 6.3, 6.4, 6.7, 7)

    EXTRINSIC=(4.4, 4.7, 5.9, 5, 4.6, 5.5, 5.5, 4.3, 6, 6.1, 2, 6.1, 4.5, 7, 6.5, 3.8, 4.6, 5.6, 6.8, 3, 4.8, 2.7, 4, 2.4, 4.5, 6.2, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1)

    3 AnswersHomework Help1 decade ago
  • Can some one help me with this one? PLEASE; STATISTICS; I'm running out of luck! Please HELP!?

    Perform hypothesis testing on one variable’s data. (Choose either the intrinsic or extrinsic column.) Perform a t-test by formulating a null and an alternative statement, choosing an acceptable significance value, determining the appropriate critical value, selecting the test statistic and determining its value from the sample data, comparing the observed value to the critical value obtained and determining whether to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis.

    In separate paragraph, provide some information on when to use a t-test and a z-test and why. Provide some information about why samples are used instead of populations.

    INTRINSIC=(3, 3.8, 3.8, 4, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 6, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 4.7, 5, 5.1, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 6, 6.2, 6.3, 6.3, 6.4, 6.7, 7)

    EXTRINSIC=(4.4, 4.7, 5.9, 5, 4.6, 5.5, 5.5, 4.3, 6, 6.1, 2, 6.1, 4.5, 7, 6.5, 3.8, 4.6, 5.6, 6.8, 3, 4.8, 2.7, 4, 2.4, 4.5, 6.2, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1)

    2 AnswersHigher Education (University +)1 decade ago
  • Can someone please help me with this Statistic problem!?

    Perform hypothesis testing on one variable’s data. (Choose either the intrinsic or extrinsic column.) Perform a t-test by formulating a null and an alternative statement, choosing an acceptable significance value, determining the appropriate critical value, selecting the test statistic and determining its value from the sample data, comparing the observed value to the critical value obtained and determining whether to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis.

    In separate paragraph, provide some information on when to use a t-test and a z-test and why. Provide some information about why samples are used instead of populations.

    INTRINSIC=(3, 3.8, 3.8, 4, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 6, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 4.7, 5, 5.1, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 6, 6.2, 6.3, 6.3, 6.4, 6.7, 7)

    EXTRINSIC=(4.4, 4.7, 5.9, 5, 4.6, 5.5, 5.5, 4.3, 6, 6.1, 2, 6.1, 4.5, 7, 6.5, 3.8, 4.6, 5.6, 6.8, 3, 4.8, 2.7, 4, 2.4, 4.5, 6.2, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1)

    3 AnswersMathematics1 decade ago
  • If the economy is in recession & both the President & Congress decide...?

    The economy is in recession & both the President & Congress decide to increase government spending in defense, education, & infrastructure to restore the economy, versus lowering taxes. If after 18 months of this budget change, the GDP only increased by 3 quarters of the expected amount, What factors may be responsible for this situation? Hint: Possible factors could be monetary policy not coordinated with fiscal policy, time lags in fiscal implementation process, incorrect forecasting, & crowding out of private investment, etc.

    3 AnswersGovernment1 decade ago
  • If the economy is in recession & both the President & Congress decide...?

    The economy is in recession & both the President & Congress decide to increase government spending in defense, education, & infrastructure to restore the economy, versus lowering taxes. If after 18 months of this budget change, the GDP only increased by 3 quarters of the expected amount, What factors may be responsible for this situation? Hint: Possible factors could be monetary policy not coordinated with fiscal policy, time lags in fiscal implementation process, incorrect forecasting, & crowding out of private investment, etc.

    2 AnswersEconomics1 decade ago
  • Please Help?

    By using the Four Firm Concentration Ratio, suppose you have an industry with 20 firms and the CR is 30%, How would you describe this industry. If the demand rose and prices went up for the good, what would be the adjustments expected? What does this imply about the CR industry? Then consider the industry has 20 firms but the CR is 80%, instead of 30%, how would you describe this industry? What are some reasons why their CR is high, while others are low? Finally is it possible for smaller firms to thrive and profit in such an industry? How?

    2 AnswersEconomics1 decade ago
  • In 2003, the Internal Revenue Service began to mail out refund checks because of a change in the tax law. Econ

    In 2003, the Internal Revenue Service began to mail out refund checks because of a change in the tax law. Economic forecasters predicted that consumption and GDP would increase because of higher refunds on income taxes.

    Pretend as if you are an economist and explain your thoughts on whether the tax cuts from the past few years have been successful in promoting economic growth or in preventing a deeper decline? Are there other changes to fiscal policy that you feel would have been more successful?

    3 AnswersOther - Taxes1 decade ago
  • Can you do this?

    Details: Use the following data to answer questions 1-3 (be sure to provide all calculations).

    For the year 2005:Quantitys are: CD's= 90, Tennis Racquets= 180 Prices are: CD's= $18, Tennis Racquets= $100

    For the year 2006: Quantitys are: CD's= 100, Tennis Racquets=190, Prices are: CD's=$20, Tennis Racquets=$110

    Calculate real GDP for 2005 and 2006 using 2005 prices. By what percent did real GDP grow?

    Calculate the value of the price index for GDP for 2006 using 2005 as the base year. By what percent did prices increase?

    Now calculate real GDP for 2005 and 2006 using 2006 prices. By what percent did real GDP grow?

    Review the GDP information for the past few years from the Bureau of Economic Analysis's Website. Provide a brief summary of the GDP trends over that timeframe and discuss two or three events which may have caused these trends.

    Be sure to show your work for each calculation

    3 AnswersOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • Can you do this?

    Details: Use the following data to answer questions 1-3 (be sure to provide all calculations).

    For the year 2005:Quantitys are: CD's= 90, Tennis Racquets= 180 Prices are: CD's= $18, Tennis Racquets= $100

    For the year 2006: Quantitys are: CD's= 100, Tennis Racquets=190, Prices are: CD's=$20, Tennis Racquets=$110

    Calculate real GDP for 2005 and 2006 using 2005 prices. By what percent did real GDP grow?

    Calculate the value of the price index for GDP for 2006 using 2005 as the base year. By what percent did prices increase?

    Now calculate real GDP for 2005 and 2006 using 2006 prices. By what percent did real GDP grow?

    Review the GDP information for the past few years from the Bureau of Economic Analysis's Website. Provide a brief summary of the GDP trends over that timeframe and discuss two or three events which may have caused these trends.

    Be sure to show your work for each calculation

    2 AnswersOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • The organization you work for is under investigation for price fixing. You have been asked by your manager to?

    The organization you work for is under investigation for price fixing. You have been asked by your manager to gather some information on recent price fixing cases to help your company defend itself.

    1 AnswerOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • Can aomeone please guide me? Address both arguments PLEASE!?

    The Microsoft antitrust trial (United States vs. Microsoft) has been one of the biggest investigations of antitrust behavior since the turn of the century. Split your group into two sides: one that supports the government side, and one that support's Microsoft's side. Work (via email, small group discussion board, and small group drop box) with the members of your side of the group to research and present a cohesive argument to the other side. As a group, present your argument in a Word document.

    1 AnswerLaw & Ethics1 decade ago