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Homework answers / question archive / 1)Using Appendix A on page 5, calculate and interpret the following operational and financial ratios from Anytown Medical Center

1)Using Appendix A on page 5, calculate and interpret the following operational and financial ratios from Anytown Medical Center. Include in your answer for each ratio: definition of the ratio (What does it measure? In which direction is more favorable compared to industry average?), calculation (include formula used to calculate – plugging in numbers that you used to calculate; in other words, show your work), relatively brief (1-2 sentences) analysis of the ratio versus industry average. [20 Points]

__Ratio Industry Average__

Occupancy Percent 65.2%

Average Length-of-Stay 5.4 Days

Average Daily Census Not Available

Medicare Percent 28.6% (of D/Cs)

Contractual Allowance 56.2%

Current Ratio 2.07

Days in Accounts Receivable 55.2 Days

Days Cash on Hand 22.6

Inventory Turnover 25.8

Total Asset Turnover 1.4

Fixed-Asset Financing 28.6%

Operating Margin 5.5%

Current Asset Turnover 1.4

Average Age of Plant 11.5 Years

Debt Ratio 63.0%

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- St. Benedict’s Hospital has three support departments and four patient services departments. The direct costs to each support department are:

General Administration $1,500,000

Facilities $3,000,000

Financial Services $2,000,000

Data for the above support departments and four patient services departments can be found in Appendix B on page 6.

- Assume that the hospital uses the direct method (the most simple and least complicated of the available allocation methods) for cost allocation. Furthermore, the cost driver for General Administration and Financial Services are patient services revenue, while the cost driver for Facilities is space utilization. Given those facts, allocate the hospital’s overhead costs to the patient service departments. [15 Points]

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- Between the above and the other cost allocation methods, which would you prefer to use based upon its fairness in allocating overhead expenses? Why? [5 Points]

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- After many years as a successful healthcare executive, your career has transitioned. Recently, you were named president of the local hospital association. Your organization serves as an advocate for the hospitals within a five-county market area. The region includes many large tertiary care centers (larger hospitals), who draw referrals from an even larger geographic area.

Your board chair – the president of a smaller community hospital in the region – has asked you to inform the board about emerging issues. As a starting point, you’ve decided to jot down some important definitions. In the space below, please define the following (offer a complete definition, but remember that this is not an essay question). [5 Points for each definition – total of 25 Points]

- Price Discrimination

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- Price-Setter

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- Price-Taker

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- Leading Indicator

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- Lagging Indicator

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- In-and-Out Imaging Center is adding a new CT machine to serve its growing cardiac service line business. This mega-slice machine (which refers to how “fast” the individual scans are done) will allow the facility to perform heart scans quicker and more efficiently.

Each procedure will take twenty (20) minutes, with ten (10) minutes allocated for clean-up. As such, two (2) scans can be completed every hour. The facility will be open for a total of eight (8) hours each day – with staff allocated so that scans can be performed every hour without a break. Given patient preference, the imaging center will be open a total of 250 days per year.

Based upon market analyses, the imaging center is expected to initially operate at 50% capacity. The estimated daily operating expenses are $6,267. Given the ultimate plans for growth, the facility will not incur additional expenses if volumes were to increase. The imaging center will bill $625 per scan.

- In the beginning of operation, what is the projected daily profit /(loss)? [5 Points]

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- From the above, what is the annual profit/(loss)? [5 Points]

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- Using your best estimate, at what point will the imaging center “break even” on a daily basis? In other words, how many more scans need to be completed for the center to cover its operating expenses – given the daily projection of revenue? At this level, what is the daily profit? What percentage increase does this equate to? [15 Points]

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