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Essentials of Health Care Finance stands firmly in its place as the leading textbook on healthcare finance. No other text so completely blends the best of current finance theory with the tools needed in day-to-day practice. Useful for all course levels as well as a professional reference, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the field. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the current economic environment in the healthcare industry. Features: Detailed information on Medicare payment rules for a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and private practices A new chapter detailing the interaction between pricing and managed care contract negotiation Critical coverage of CPT and ICD 9 procedure and diagnosis codes illustrating their relationship to billing and payment Many examples and illustrations of key financial concepts using real world data to illustrate the application of concept to real world healthcare firm situations Problems and solutions at the end of each chapter to engage the student in further study Helpful chapter-by-chapter Instructorrs"s Manual, PowerPoints, and Testbank to simplify course instruction
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Financial Information and the Decision-Making Process
Information and Decision Making
Uses of Financial Information
Forms of Business Organization
Billing and Coding for Health Services
Generating Health Care Claims
Financial Environment of Health Care Organizations