Understanding Healthcare Financial Management, Sixth Edition / Edition 6

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Today's healthcare managers are placing increased emphasis on financial implications when making operating decisions. Understanding Healthcare Finance, Sixth Edition provides the financial theory and the "nuts and bolts" tools managers need for managerial decision making. Woven throughout the book are tips and techniques for using spreadsheet analyses to make better financial decisions in a variety of provider settings. Real-world examples are used throughout to illustrate concepts. The sixth edition includes coverage of: # Medicare reimbursement methods # Pay-for-performance and consumer-directed health plans # Revenue cycle # Credit enhancement # Business unit forecasting # Merger activity in the health services industry # Antitrust regulation # Overview of derivatives COMPANION WEBSITE ENHANCES LEARNING AND CLARIFIES CONCEPTS Go online to access additional tools for financial decision making: # Excel models that illustrate text calculations # Excel problem sets that cover new concepts # A bonus chapter, "Distributions to Owners: Bonuses, Dividends, and Repurchases" # Tutorial on using a financial calculator New online resources: # A healthcare reform primer that explains how new reform legislation - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - affects healthcare financial management # Mini-cases that provide more detailed real-world practice with concepts

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Noting that the existing textbooks on health care finances were about accounting and institutional detail, Gapenksi (health services administration and finance, U. of Florida) set out to produce one that focuses on analysis and decision making. He takes a broad definition of the health services industry, and identifies the environmental factors that are unique to it and so make financial management in it different from corporate finance. The text is for a graduate course; most students have had some background in basic business topics, but a great deal of background is supplied. The included disk contains spreadsheet files from the chapters, and a list of Web sites cited. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567933628
  • Publisher: Health Administration Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 727
  • Sales rank: 129,974
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Healthcare Financial Management 3
2 The Third-Party-Payer System 39
3 Time Value Analysis 75
4 Financial Risk and Required Return 111
5 Debt Financing 149
6 Equity Financing and Investment Banking 183
7 Securities Valuation, Market Efficiency, and Debt Refunding 211
8 Lease Financing 245
9 Cost of Capital 275
10 Capital Structure Decisions 311
11 The Basics of Capital Budgeting 353
12 Project Risk Analysis 395
13 Financial Statement and Operating Analyses 433
14 Financial Forecasting 471
15 Working Capital Management 507
16 Business Valuation, Mergers, and Acquisitions 539
17 Capitation, Rate Setting, and Risk Sharing 575
18 Financial Risk Management 607
Index 637
About the Author 653
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