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A Comprehensive Guide to Budgeting for Health Care Managers

Author(s): Thomas K. Ross, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Care Management, Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, Beaver College of Health Sciences, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284143546
  • ISBN-10:1284143546
  • Paperback    542 pages      © 2019
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All health care managers—regardless of their training and area of responsibility—must create budgets and manage their departments within the established budget.  A Comprehensive Guide to Budgeting for Health Care Managers is a thorough examination of budgeting practices that will provide readers with the necessary skills to construct budgets and analyze variances between actual financial results and the budget. 

The chapters take the reader through a step-by-step process to analyze systems, incorporate organizational goals into budgets, identify performance issues, and explore how budget systems impact behavior.  Emphasis is given to the purpose of budgets and how they can be manipulated, the demonstration of how five different types of budgets are created, and opportunities to construct budgets and assess budgets. Readers will come away with a solid grounding in accounting, economics, finance, and strategic behavior as well as improved Excel skills.

Key Features:

  • Offers a comprehensive knowledge base and analytical tool kit to measure, monitor, and improve department processes and outcomes
  • Uses Microsoft Excel throughout as a tool to analyze operations and create budget as Excel proficiency is essential to any manager working with financial or operational data
  • Emphasizes practical application and provides the reader with many opportunities to construct budgets and assess how budget assumptions impact funding levels

 

    Dedication
    About the Author
    Preface
Part  I  The Foundation and Practice of Budgeting and Financial Management
  Chapter  1  Management and Budgeting
  Chapter  2  Accounting and Economics
  Chapter  3  Budget Incentives and Strategies
Part  II  Budgeting Construction
  Chapter  4  Output Forecasts and Revenue Budgets
  Chapter  5  Scratch Budgeting
  Chapter  6  Incremental Budgeting
  Chapter  7  Flexible Budgeting
  Chapter  8  Zero-Base Budgeting
  Chapter  9  Program Budgeting
  Chapter  10  Activity-Based Budgeting
Part  III  Financial Management Tools
  Chapter  11  Variance Analysis
  Chapter  12  Ratio Analysis and Operating Indicators
  Chapter  13  Capital Budgeting
  Chapter  14  Cost Benefit Analysis, Cost Effectiveness Analysis, and Program Evaluation
Part  IV  Financial Functions for Finance and Planners
  Chapter  15  Financial Functions in Finance
  Chapter  16  Strategic Financial Planning
  Chapter  17  Financial Management and Heath Care
    Glossary
    Index

Thomas K. Ross, PhD-Associate Professor of Health Care Management, Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management, Beaver College of Health Sciences, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

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