Introduction To The Financial Management Of Healthcare Organizations, Sixth Edition (Gateway To Healthcare Management)

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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).

Updated in this edition:

  • New data on health economics and health accounting
  • Topics relating to the ACA, including requirements on tax-exempt hospitals, organizational billing and collection policies, and entitlement reform
  • A comprehensive overview of Medicare and Medicaid, including HIPAA requirements
  • Recent court cases differentiating for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals
  • Information regarding federal government settlements with providers on fraud and abuse allegations
  • At the end of every chapter, important points and discussion questions encourage readers to summarize and engage in learning.

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