With this casebook, students have the opportunity to apply finance principles and concepts to settings that simulate actual work environments. In that way, the book allows instructors to create a bridge between academic learning and applied practice.
Each of the 32 finance cases presents relevant background on a healthcare organization, along with a financial management decision that students must analyze and then recommend appropriate courses of action. The majority of cases are accompanied by spreadsheet models to help students perform the required analyses.
The casebook also contains seven qualitative mini-cases created to highlight the ethical dilemmas that occasionally arise in the practice of healthcare finance.
Important changes to this edition:
All cases have been updated, and many have been revised extensively, including new exhibits, timely topics, and new calculations
Two new cases have been added to the book: one focuses on bond refunding while the other covers revenue cycle management
A new mini-case has been added that focuses on the potential ethical conflicts involved with physician-owned distributors (PODs)
The PowerPoint slides have been changed to allow instructors to first present a short introduction to the case and then, after students have competed their analyses, review each case by discussing three key learning points