Accounting Fundamentals for Health Care Management

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Nov 30, 2011 - Business & Economics - 228 pages
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At a time when health care organizations face unprecedented financial challenges, understanding financial accounting is important for all health care professionals, especially those who manage a department and a budget. Designed for both students and professionals, Accounting Fundamentals for Health Care Management, Second Edition clearly explains accounting principles and applies them to the health care environment.Critical topics such as recording and reporting financial information, depreciation, and financial statement analysis are all thoroughly covered The Second Edition offers: • New co-author, Thad Calabrese • New chapter (Chapter 2) provides an Excel tutorial. • New discussion of the impact of Health Care Reform in Chapter 3 • Updated throughout with information on IFRS • Coverage of ‘cash basis’ vs. ‘accrual basis’ • New discussion of ‘fair value’ • Simplified discussion of MACRS • New discussion of Sarbanes-Oxley Act • Many general updates
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Health Care Accounting and Financial Management
1
Chapter 2 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets
9
Chapter 3 Financial Environment of Health Care Organizations
25
Chapter 4 Accounting Concepts
31
Chapter 5 Introduction to the Key Financial Statements
43
Chapter 6 Valuation of Assets and Equities
51
Chapter 7 Recording Financial Information
59
Chapter 8 Reporting Financial InformationA Closer Look at the Financial Statements
71
Chapter 11 Inventory CostingThe Accountants World of MakeBelieve
99
Chapter 12 An Even Closer Look at Financial Statements
107
Chapter 13 Notes to the Financial StatementsThe Inside Story
123
Chapter 14 Ratio AnalysisHow Do We Compare to Other Health Care Organizations?
129
Chapter 15 Working Capital Management and Banking Relationships
151
Chapter 16 Investment AnalysisWhat Should We Do Next?
167
Chapter 17 Capital StructureLongTerm Debt and Equity Financing
185
Chapter 18 Case StudyHappy Hospital
195

Chapter 9 The Role of the Outside Auditor
81
Chapter 10 DepreciationHaving Your Cake and Eating It Too
89

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