Health Care

Assignment 3: Post-Merger Analysis
Due Week 9 and worth 280 points

In today s uncertain economic and regulatory environment for the health services
industry, many organizations may be presented with merger and acquisition
opportunities to gain market share and drive financial and operational
efficiencies. Given the current state of this market segment:

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

1.Suggest the key financial drivers that most likely will cause health care
organizations to merge. Provide support for your rationale.

2.Assuming that two (2) health care organizations have merged. Determine the
evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial
performance of the organization post-merger, and identify the determinants that
the analyst would use to decide whether or not the merger generated favorable
financial results for the organization. Provide support for your evaluation.

3.Determine the key factors that will drive the financial planning process for
most organizations in the post-merger phase, and examine the related impact to
the organization process. Provide support for your rationale.

4.Create an argument to assert that the financial planning process is of high
value to a health care organization. Provide support for your argument.

5.Predict the financial stability of the health care industry over the next five
(5) years. Provide support for your prediction.

6.Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other
Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student s
name, the professor s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.