Written in plain language using nontechnical jargon, the text presents a progressive discussion of management and operation strategies. It incorporates prose, news reports, and regulatory and academic perspectives with Health 2.0 examples, and blog and internet links, as well as charts, tables, diagrams, and Web site references, resulting in an all-encompassing resource.
Like its predecessors, this textbook teaches the reader the fundamental concepts of healthcare finance, including both financial management and accounting. Fourth Edition Features New or expanded coverage of Municipal bond pools Cost of capital for not-for-profit and small businesses Modified internal rate of return Supply chain management Health savings accounts Current information reimbursement, along with updated real-world examples Easy-to-grasp spreadsheet illustrations of the calculations throughout the book Learning aids, including a glossary, self-test questions; and end-of-chapter key concepts, questions, and problems
This text is designed to meet the needs of programs that offer a group practice or ambulatory care course as well as those that incorporate physician practice management issues into the regular curriculum. Unlike other books on physician practice management, this straightforward text provides enough detail for students to understand the fundamental concepts without getting mired in the complexity of daily operational issues.