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Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance

Louis C. Gapenski, PhD

ISBN: 9781567933154
Softbound, 2009
Order Code: 2128
Gateway to Healthcare Management

Book Description

SECOND EDITION IS AVAILABLE. Request your exam copy by clicking the Upcoming New Edition link in the sidebar on the right.

Ideal for those new to healthcare finance, this book begins with an overview of the role of finance in healthcare organizations and an uncomplicated explanation of the legal and reimbursement issues faced by providers. The rest of the chapters walk you through the basics of managerial accounting and financial management, including estimating costs and profits, planning and budgeting, making capital investment decisions, monitoring operations with metrics, and reading financial statements.

Learning tools and online resources

To assist the learning process, the book includes critical concepts, real-world scenarios, self-test questions, industry practices, and a running glossary. A companion website includes four additional chapters that cover financial markets and securities; lease financing and business valuation; distributions to owners; and capitation, rate setting, and risk sharing. Appendixes of financial and operational ratios and their definitions are also available online.

The following link will give you the corrections to the Fundamentals text: Corrections List

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint slides, a sample course syllabus, solutions to the end-of-chapter questions and problems, solutions to the online cases, and a test bank. To see a sample, click on the Instructor Resource sample tab above.

Student Resources: Four additional chapters that cover financial markets and securities, lease financing and business valuation, distributions to owners, and capitation, rate setting, and risk sharing; online appendixes of financial and operational ratios and their definitions.