Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management, 4th Edition
by Louis C. Gapenski, Ph.D.
Hardbound, 600 pp
Health Administration Press
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Like its predecessors, this introductory and thorough book gives readers the fundamental concepts of healthcare finance, including in both accounting and financial management.
By giving equal treatment to both concepts, this book teaches not only how to create financial information, but how to use the information to make better financial decisions. This 4th edition has been thoroughly updated and at the same time judiciously trimmed to produce a very focused text. New to this edition are sections on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the revenue cycle. The fourth edition features:
New or expanded coverage of:
Municipal bond pools
Cost of capital for not-for-profit and small businesses
Modified internal rate of return
Supply chain management
Health savings accounts
Current information on reimbursement, along with updated real-world examples
Easy-to-grasp spreadsheet illustrations of the calculations throughout the book
Learning aids, including a glossary; self-test questions; and end-of-chapter key concepts, questions, and problems
Benefits of this book include:
A companion casebook is available to help students work through financial concepts
Each chapter includes learning objectives, a summary of key concepts, problems and self-test questions, accompanying discussion questions online, and end-of-chapter explanations
Click here for the table of contents. Recommended by ACHE, this text contains new information on reimbursement, the practice of finance in small businesses (especially medical practices), both lease financing and business valuation, as well as thorough updating throughout the text to reflect the changes in the healthcare industry since the publication of the first edition.
Louis C. Gapenski , Ph.D. is a professor in both health services administration and finance at the University of Florida. He is the author or coauthor of 27 textbooks on corporate and healthcare finance. He has published over 25 journal articles related to corporate and healthcare finance. Dr. Gapenski received a B.S. degree from the Virginia Military Institute, a M.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida. Dr. Gapenski is an active member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has acted as academic advisor, chaired sessions, and presented papers at numerous national meetings, and has been a reviewer for eleven academic and professional journals.
Founded in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management.
Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as its groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.
Founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Administration Press has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in college and university courses.
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