Introduction to the Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations presents financial management in the context of the healthcare organization and the broader healthcare environment. The book covers core financial management topics and explains aspects that are unique to finance in healthcare, including the objectives of healthcare financial management, the tax status of healthcare organizations, and third-party payers and payment methodologies. This book is intended to be the primary textbook in introductory courses in healthcare financial management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as a reference book for program graduates and other practicing healthcare managers.
In this updated sixth edition, a heavy emphasis is placed on the changes and effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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At the end of every chapter, important points and discussion questions encourage readers to summarize and engage in learning.