Transactions Outside the Operating Budget

Scenario (Review textbook HEALTH CARE FINANCE BASIC TOOLS FOR NONFINANCIAL MANAGERS: Chapter 16, Figure 16.2 and the required textbook): Metropolis Health System has received a wellness grant from the charitable arm of an area electronics company. The grant will run for twenty-four months, beginning at the first of the next fiscal year. Two therapists and two registered nurses will each be spending half of their time working on the wellness grant. All four individuals are full-time employees of MHS. The electronics company has only recently begun to operate the charitable organization that awarded the grant. While they have gained all the legal approvals necessary, they have not yet provided the manuals and instructions for grant transactions that MHS usually receives when grants are awarded. Consequently guidance about separate accounting is not yet forthcoming from the grantor.

-Summarizes the situation (One paragraph (4-6 sentences)
-Discuss in detail, how you would handle this issue on the MHS Operating Budget for next year. (Two paragraph (4-6 sentences)
-Explain a minimum of ONE option that can be the solution to the problem (i.e., separate accounting versus consolidated accounting). (Two paragraph (4-6 sentences).
-Discuss if there is leadership (guidance) or no leadership (guidance). (One paragraph (4-6 sentences)
-Explain if the issue should be handled either as separate or consolidated. (One paragraph (4-6 sentences)