Ancillary Services: Hospice Care


Module 2 – Case

Ancillary Services

Case Assignment

Please view these short video clips:

Understanding Hospice Care

What hospital pharmacists do

Radiology: What Is a Radiologist?

Prepare and submit a paper responding to the following items:

Use the online library, Internet, required reading, and other resources to research and develop a more complete appreciation of ancillary services.

Based on your findings, write a scholarly paper that clearly addresses the following:

  1. Identify and describe an ancillary service (e.g., dialysis, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, hospice, etc.) to include the functions provided, key personnel within the department, and how this department supports or is supported by other departments.
  2. Identify and describe at least two trends that have an impact on the setting you selected. These can be trends related to supply and demand, political climate, regulatory, demographic changes, or patient care.
  3. Evaluate the impact of these trends on ancillary services.
  4. Analyze the trends, and thinking as a healthcare administrator, how do you capitalize on these trends to improve operation and bottom line performance? How can you mitigate the negative impact of the trends?

Assignment Expectations

Write a 4 page double-spaced paper (this does not include title and reference pages). It needs to be well written, based on information from scholarly research, and should demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.

Module 2 – Background


Supplemental Reading

Ancillary Care Services. (2015). Retrieved from

Introduction to the in-office ancillary exception. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Wessman, B. V., Moriarity, A. K., Ametlli, V., & Kastan, D. J. (2014). Reducing Barriers to Timely MR Imaging Scheduling. RadioGraphics, 34(7), 2064-2070

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