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 Post a description of your insight into the budget variances in the scenario

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 Post a description of your insight into the budget variances in the scenario. In your opinion, what can be done, in general, to manage budget variances? Propose some best practices and/or strategies for budget control, both in general and as to how it relates to your proposed healthcare product or service solution. 

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NURS 6211: Finance and Economics in Healthcare Delivery

 

Discussion: Why Do Good Budgets Go Bad?

Budgeting and Variance Analysis

 

Instructions:

The following are budgeted and actual revenues and expenses for a hospital:

 

Budgeted Actual

Revenues

 

Surgical Volume

2,300 2,600

Gift Shop Revenues

$18,000 $19,000

Surgery Revenues

$589,500 $852,750

Parking Revenues $17,000 $19,000

 

Expenses

 

Patients Days 26,000 25,000

 

Pharmacy

 

$119,000 $158,000

Misc. Supplies

$68,000 $795,600

Fixed Overhead Costs $832,000 $890,000

 

In preparation of your Discussion post submission, complete the following:

 

1. Determine the total variance between the planned and actual budgets for

Surgical Volume. Is the variance favorable or unfavorable?

2. Determine the total variance between the planned and actual budgets for

Patient Days. Is the variance favorable or unfavorable?

3. Consider which variances are potentially due to change in volume and which

variances are potentially due to change in rates or other factors.

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