TITLE

Best-Practice Capital Allocation and Financing

AUTHOR(S)
Kaufman, Kenneth
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2004, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on capital allocation and financing in healthcare. An organization's ability to access the capital markets is dependent on credit ratings and overall creditworthiness. Best practice financing or capital structure management balances long term creditworthiness with the demand for additional debt and supports the organization's strategic plan within an appropriate credit context. Key principle of the best practice financial planning is that financial performance must be sufficient to meet the cash flow requirements of the strategic plan. INSET: Key Components of a Best-Practice Financial Plan.
ACCESSION #
15343332

 

Related Articles

  • Capital Access--A Key to Survival. Lefton, Ray B. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2004, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p37 

    The article focuses on capital access by organizations in healthcare. Cash flow from operations, philanthropy, tax-exempt borrowing, off-balance sheet financing and monetization of assets are the five primary sources of capital available for tax-exempt organizations. Access to capital is highly...

  • Accessing Capital: Learning to Live in the Real World. Silvers, J. B. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2004, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p43 

    The article focuses on healthcare capital investment. The role of strategic planning and communications with the investor market is critical. Access to capital markets will be no problem if the market can be convinced of the likelihood of success due to specific strategic investments in future...

  • Response from the Feature Authors. Fine, Allan; Alex Bacchetti, J. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2004, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p49 

    The article presents a response to papers related to capital investment in healthcare. Kenneth Kaufman, a financial consultant in healthcare said that the best-practice financial planning is critical to effectively linking strategic and capital planning. He also emphasizes the need to...

  • Response from the Feature Author. Carlson, Jr., Donald A. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2004, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p51 

    The article presents a response to papers on capital access and investment in healthcare. Kenneth Kaufman, a financial consultant in healthcare stresses the need for best- practice financial planning to ensure sufficient financial performance to meet future capital needs. Certainly, that is...

  • 10 myths of strategic pricing. Cleverley, William O.; Cleverley, James O. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);May2008, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p82 

    The article outlines the survey conducted by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) on the prominent issues regarding strategic pricing strategy in the U.S. Some of these myths include pricing makes a small difference in overall profitability, prices do not affect volume because...

  • Match Planning Sophistication to Organizational Evolution. Parrington, Mark // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p43 

    The article discusses the four stages in the evolution of strategic planning by Alan Zuckerman, president of Health Strategies & Solutions. These involve basic financial planning, forecast-based planning, externally-oriented planning, and strategic and management planning. These four stages are...

  • Capital Planning Critical for Healthcare Organizations.  // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Apr2007, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p25 

    The article discusses the importance of capital planning to the long-term success of healthcare organizations in the U.S. According to Kenneth Kaufman and Mark L. Hall, authors of the article entitled "Capital Planning Can Mean Life or Death to the Healthcare Provider," capital planning is a...

  • Access to Capital--A Growing Concern. Carlson, Jr., Donald A. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2004, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p15 

    Access to capital over the next ten years will be one of the biggest challenges healthcare organizations will face as they strive to remain competitive and serve their communities. Meeting the growing needs for capital will require a disciplined and honest assessment of the capital sources that...

  • Strategic Planning: Do We Need to Improve? Zuckerman, Alan M. // Healthcare Executive;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p66 

    The article discusses the positive view of healthcare executives on many aspects of strategic planning. According to a survey which involved members of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, most of the senior executives rated about four on a five-point scale some aspects of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics