Essentials of Health Care Finance, Eighth Edition

    View Authors 17 April 2017
    Partner Peter A. Pavarini has authored a chapter in the eighth edition of Essentials of Health Care Finance, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning and now available.

    Invaluable for both students and professionals, the latest edition of the Essentials of Health Care Finance textbook provides health management students and executives with the most authoritative text on financial decision-making in the healthcare industry. It explores finance theory and its practical application in healthcare across a full range of facilities, from hospitals and home health agencies to skilled nursing facilities, surgical centers and private physician practices. Relevant and readable, this latest edition is fully revised and updated with current, real-world examples of financial problems and solutions, as well as the latest financial ratio standards. It also introduces ICD-10 coding and offers comprehensive coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act in all relevant chapters.

    In Chapter 4, “Legal and Regulatory Environment,” Peter covers the numerous legal and regulatory provisions that affect today’s healthcare manager, including how these issues shape and define good financial management of a healthcare organization. This includes a discussion of the most important aspects of healthcare reform and what it means for financial management in the post-reform environment. Peter explains the major components of a corporate compliance plan, as well as when and how to involve legal counsel on Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement issues or other financial matters with regulatory compliance implications. Also discussed are common federal regulatory issues such as fraud and abuse, Stark, HIPAA privacy and security, EMTALA and IRS requirements for tax-exempt organizations. Finally, the chapter details how to respond to compliance audits or investigations, especially when they involve financial records.

    Associate James M. Hafner, Jr. also contributed to the chapter.


    Reprinted with permission from the eighth edition of Essentials of Health Care Finance, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. To order a copy of the complete publication, visit Jones & Bartlett Learning.