Understanding Healthcare Financial Management

Author: Louis C. Gapenski
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567933628
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Understanding Health Care Financial Management

Author: Louis C. Gapenski
Publisher: Aupha Press
ISBN: 9780910701891
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gain an operational knowledge of basic financial management theory, principles, & concepts for a broad range of health service delivery settings. Includes information on dealing with financial risk, mergers & acquisitions, capitation, risk sharing, & tax law & reimbursement.

Essentials of Health Care Finance

Author: James O. Cleverley
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284094634
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Financial information and the decision-making process -- Billing and coding for health services -- Financial environment of health care organizations -- Legal and regulatory environment -- Measuring community benefit -- Revenue determination -- Health insurance and managed care -- General principles of accounting -- Financial statements -- Accounting for inflation -- Analyzing financial statements -- Financial analysis of alternative health care firms -- Strategic financial planning -- Cost concepts and decision making -- Product costing -- The management control process -- Cost variance analysis -- Financial mathematics -- Capital project analysis -- Consolidations and mergers -- Capital formation -- Working capital and cash management -- Developing the cash budget

Financial Management in Health Services

Author: Reinhold Gruen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335225624
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book shows how health care policies and programmes to promote the health of the public can be supported through financial management techniques. No formal understanding of financial systems is necessary since the book begins with the basics of costings and then goes on to examine accounting systems. the book enables the reader to understand financial performance, examine and confidently discuss financial matters, and apply the concepts in their own organization.

Healthcare Finance

Author: Louis C. Gapenski
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781567934250
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management, Fifth Edition is the latest book from the most trusted name in healthcare finance, Dr. Louis C. Gapenski. Like its predecessors, this book introduces readers to the basic concepts of healthcare finance, including accounting and financial management. Fifth Edition Features New or expanded coverage of The impact of taxes and depreciation on for-profit providers Medical coding Monte Carlo simulation Form 990 Fund accounting Recent information on healthcare reform includes coverage of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical homes with updated real-world examples Updated financial accounting coverage conforms to the latest AICPA formats New learning aids, including on-page definitions, For Your Consideration scenarios and Key Equations quick-reference tools

Policy Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323241441
Format: PDF
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Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories,Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more.NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including theAffordable Care Act.NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text.NEW! A list of online resources is included in most chapters for further study.

Measuring Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Author: Raymond G. Carey
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0527762938
Format: PDF, ePub
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This ground-breaking book addresses the critical, growing need among health care administrators and practitioners to measure the effectiveness of quality improvement efforts. Written by respected healthcare quality professionals, Measuring Quality Improvement in Healthcare covers practical applications of the tools and techniques of statistical process control (SPC), including control charts, in healthcare settings. The authors' straightforward discussions of data collection, variation, and process improvement set the context for the use and interpretation of control charts. Their approach incorporates "the voice of the customer" as a key element driving the improvement processes and outcomes. The core of the book is a set of 12 case studies that show how to apply statistical thinking to health care process, and when and how to use different types of control charts. The practical, down-to-earth orientation of the book makes it accessible to a wide readership.

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations

Author: Peter M. Ginter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119349710
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum – all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning. This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field. This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to: Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization. Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area. Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis. Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages. Develop directional strategies. Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization. Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization. Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies. Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans. The health care industry’s revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework’s strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.

n 1 How the Uniqueness of Each Individual Is Transforming Healthcare

Author: John Koster
Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
ISBN: 1632260190
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book, n=1 is a collaboration of physician health system CEO, venture capital entrepreneur and leading global business advisor and best-selling business author. These differing perspectives provide insights into the forces transforming the global society, business and professions with a focus on US healthcare and its transformation. Healthcare leaders must develop the incisive questions that challenge the orthodoxies hindering organizational transformation. Our experience indicates leaders of successful non-healthcare organizations develop cultures of inquiry that guide their organizations through dramatic market change. Unique individuals are the driving force in the transformation of healthcare. Digitization has democratized information, which feeds the desire of people to act, behave and be treated as unique individuals. Scientific innovation is revealing the importance of our biologic individuality. The financial risk of healthcare is increasingly passed to individuals and providers, fueling changes in financial incentives. An individual with information knows their options, and wants to choose the option most suited to his or her unique healthcare needs and financial means. This profound and fundamental change in the individual’s expectations and behavior is accelerating healthcare transformation. The title of this book, n = 1, is a symbol of the uniqueness of individuals. The n=1 will transform healthcare.