Dr. Thomas Powers operates a single-provider family medical practice. One
medical assistant handles appointments, basic bookkeeping functions, and assists with medical records. Two additional medical assistants assist inpatient care.
Mrs. Powers, the physician’s wife, comes into the office on an irregular basis to prepare the bank deposit. The accountant for the practice has been able to
convince Dr. Powers that he needs to hire a practice manager, rather than
another medical assistant, to manage the increasing workload of the practice.
Teresa Ruiz has been hired into the position of practice manager and has arrived
for her first day of work. The medical assistant responsible for opening the mail
and posting patient payments tells Ms. Ruiz that patient records are up to date on
payments received and charges for services, but she has been instructed to only
place the cash and checks received into the cash drawer and that Mrs. Powers
would handle the cash from that point. In the cash drawer, Ms. Ruiz finds checks
dated over the past 2 weeks, cash far in excess of that needed for daily
operations, and dozens of IOUs where Dr. Powers has taken cash from the cash
drawer for lunches.
What are the appropriate steps for Ms. Ruiz to take to establish reasonably
financial controls over the cash handling process?
gone on for quite a while. The Acholi , Lango, Teso had been uncertain for more than 20 years because of activity of Lord Resistance Army under the initiative of Joseph Kony and Cattle plunderers by Karimojong. The Karimojong had firearms and kept an eye on their claimed security and caused instability in the neighboring zones and inside their district (Powell: 2010: 1-2). This made it very hard for the advancement to come to fruition. The consistent demilitarization of the Karimojong and removal of the LRA from Northern area had opened approach to improvement in various parts; infrastructural advancement like streets, provincial jolts, the foundation of organizations like schools, wellbeing units to the grass pull level for viable and effective help conveyance . Kaabong region is one of the areas in Karamoja district. It was in the past known as Dodoth County before redesigning. Kaabong District is situated in the North-Western piece of Karamoja area in North-Eastern Uganda involved by ethnic groups like Napore, Dodoth, Ike (Teuso), Mening. It is boarded by South Sudan in the Northwest, Kitgum in the West, Kotido in the South, Moroto in the East and Kenya in the North East. It contains three regions Dodoth East, Dodoth West and the Ik/Teuso areas. It has fourteen Sub-areas to be specific Lobalangit, Karenga, Kawalakol, Kapedo, Kamion, Kathile, Kalapata, Kaabong East, Kaabong West, Kaabong Town chamber, Lolelia, Lodiko, Sidok and Loyoro . As indicated by the temporary outcome, Kaabong District has an all out populace of 169,274(UBOS, 2014: 23). Kathile is one of the sub districts in Kaabong with 3,569 families with an all out populace of 21,123 of which 9,824 are male and 11,299 are female (on the same page: 2014: 47). The major financial exercises of the Dodoth are animals raising with little scaled nourishment crop creation as a sponsorships. The travel industry is advancing because of the nearness and access to Kidepo National Game Park. . Kathile Sub-area is circumscribed by Kalapata in the East, Kenya in the Northeast, South Sudan in the North, Karenga in the West, Kapedo in the Southwest and Kaabong west toward the south. It is overwhelmingly possessed by the Dodoth. 2.2 Field Observation while in Kathile Sub-area>GET ANSWER