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A Comprehensive Guide to Budgeting for Health Care Managers

Author(s): Thomas K. Ross, PhD
  • ISBN-13: 9781284143546
  • ISBN-10:1284143546
  • Paperback    450 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 1/31/2018
Price: $89.95 US List
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Understanding budgeting goals, processes, and incentives are vital skills for health care managers as they are responsible for creating budgets and managing their departments within the established budget. However, many health care managers lack these basic skills.

This book is a comprehensive examination of budgeting practices designed to provide students with the ability to construct budgets and analyze differences between actual financial results and the budget.  Each chapter takes 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.

Key Features:

  • An emphasis on why budgets are constructed and how they can be manipulated
  • The demonstration of how five different types of budgets are created
  • Opportunities for readers to construct budgets and assess how budget assumptions impact funding levels
  • The use of Excel to analyze operations and create budgets


    About the Author
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

Thomas K. Ross, PhD