In health care organizational charts, the vice president for finance,
also called the chief financial officer (CFO), serves under the
direction of the chief executive officer and is mainly responsible for
overseeing financial planning and controlling the organization’s cash
Read the roundtable article Laying the Groundwork for Value-Based Payment by Burtrie, Lee, Johnson, and Rotty (2013), which is listed in the Background for the module.
Identify which of the following financial management activities are
mentioned by the CFOs who participated in the roundtable: (a) evaluation
and planning, (b) long-term investment decisions, and (c) contract
Summarize the examples as noted by the roundtable participants.
Length: 3–4 pages, double-spaced, excluding title page and references.
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Tolbert, S. H., Moore, G. D., & Wood, C. P. (2010).
Not-for-profit organizations and for-profit businesses: Perceptions and
reality. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 8(5), 141-153.
Internal Revenue Service. (2016). New requirements for 501(c)(3) hospitals under the Affordable Care Act.