Economics

  • What is it important for a nurse leader to understand variance reporting? How does this reporting become a valuable tool?
  • Because staffing is usually the most expensive resource in the provision of care, what reports would provide you with valuable information for this expense?
  • Contract labor is usually the most expensive man-hours. Why?
  • What is a cost-to-charge ratio? Why should a nurse manager understand this ratio, and how would he or she use it?
  • Finance departments regard nursing units as not being revenue generators. Why do you believe they are inaccurate in their assessment?
  • In the new value-based reimbursement environment, what other measures can a nurse manager take to enhance reimbursement and prevent revenue loss?