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A firmer understanding of healthcare costing methods and relevant terms can facilitate clinical leader involvement and confidence in the costing process.
Private payers and many industry analysts claim that hospital pricing strategy typically shifts health care costs from government payors to private payors. Economists believe, however, that hospitals would have maximized prices with previous market power, preventing any current opportunity to increase prices and shift costs. Economists have more recently… (More)
Activity-based costing (ABC) is not widely used in the healthcare industry. Some healthcare provider organizations are considering ABC, however, because of its potential to improve resource management and thereby maximize efficiency. ABC supports better pricing practices through more accurate costing and can be used to identify underutilized resources as… (More)