The Advisers Guide 2nd Edition

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of “The Adviser’s Guide to Healthcare” (AICPA; November 2015; Hardcover and PDF; $249.00 for non-AICPA members, $199.00 for AICPA members; ISBN: 978-1-94354-614-5, 978-1-94354-616-9). This two-volume, 1,300 page text, with a Foreword by noted healthcare attorney David W. Grauer, Esq. of Jones Day, contains the tools needed to successfully navigate a rapidly changing healthcare delivery environment. 

Developed by two of the foremost consultants in the healthcare industry, Bob Cimasi and Todd Zigrang, this Guide is a comprehensive resource and reference guide for professionals seeking a working knowledge of the myriad factors involved in valuing and consulting with healthcare practices. This authoritative work is built around a novel taxonomy framework for approaching economic value for the healthcare industry—the “Four Pillars” of healthcare, i.e., reimbursement, regulation, competition, and technology. The Four Pillars framework is analyzed throughout each of the two volumes that comprise this book:

The Four Pillars of Healthcare Value

The Financial Appraisal of Enterprises, Assets, and Services

This new, authoritative text, provides a timely and robust treatment of the healthcare valuation process in an era of dynamic healthcare reform. Written by industry thought leader, author, sought after lecturer, and respected educator in the healthcare industry, Bob Cimasi, CEO of nationally recognized financial and economic consulting firm, , Healthcare Valuation, includes a detailed description of how the specific attributes of each type of enterprise, asset, or service influences the research needs and valuation process required to develop a credible and supportable opinion of value.

Introduction to Healthcare Valuation: The Financial Appraisal of Enterprises, Assets, and Services

Healthcare Valuation

Healthcare Valuation Volume 2

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Accountable Care Organizations

An accountable care organization (ACO) is a healthcare organization characterized by a payment and care delivery model that seeks to tie provider reimbursements to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care for an assigned group of patients. Accountable Care Organizations: Value Metrics and Capital Formation explores the historical background and evolution of the ACO model as the basis for the development of the value metrics and capital formation analyses that are foundational to assessing the current efficacy and capacity for change.

The book examines the four pillars of value in the healthcare industry: regulatory, reimbursement, competition, and technology in addressing the value metrics of ACOs, including requirements for capital formation, financial feasibility, and economic returns. It focuses the discussion of non-monetary value on a review of aspects of population health within the context of such objectives as improved quality outcomes and access to care.

•  Explains why ACOs might be the cost-containment and quality improvement answer the industry has been looking for

•  Describes the circumstances and capital structures where ACOs represent a sound investment

•  Includes a foreword by Peter A. Pavarini, Esq.

The book examines the positive externalities of the ACO model, including results for third parties outside the basic construct of the ACO contracts shared savings payments. It also discusses the potential role and opportunities for consultants in assisting their provider clients in the consideration, development, implementation, and operation of an ACO.

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The Adviser's Guide to HealthcareIn a radically changing healthcare environment, the tools you need to navigate consulting practices can be found in this Guide.

The Adviser’s Guide to Healthcare is a comprehensive resource and reference guide for professionals seeking a working knowledge of the factors involved in consulting with and valuing healthcare practices. Developed by one of the foremost consultants in the healthcare industry, Robert James Cimasi, the Guide is founded on his seasoned knowledge and industry experience. This 18-chapter, three book set is built around a new taxonomy framework for approaching economic value for the healthcare industry—the four pillars of reimbursement, regulation, competition, and technology.  The four pillars framework is carried throughout each of the three books that comprise this set:

•   An Era of Reform: Provides in-depth discussions of the four pillars and the landmark legislation that has contributed to the current healthcare environment.

•   Professional Practices: Introduces different models of emerging healthcare practices and details industry sub-specialties in terms of the four pillars framework.

•   Consulting with Professional Practices: Covers consulting related to healthcare practices and practice valuation strategies.

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Certificate of Need Sourcebook - 2005Certificate of Need (CON) has had a broad impact on healthcare providers and markets for over three decades. As the bibliographies and other resources in this book illustrate, there is a large amount of literature documenting CON regulation over the years. However, the literature is sporadic in its coverage of certain key aspects of CON including: directories and data for individual state CON programs and their impact, private studies on CON, legal and case law analyses, and several other areas. This work is the result of over two years of dedicated, focused research resulting in a comprehensive reference manual and sourcebook encompassing the statutory, regulatory, administrative, and legal aspects CON regulation from its inception in the late 1960s to the present.

The U.S. Healthcare Certificate of Need Sourcebook provides detailed descriptions, on a state-by-state basis, of CON regulatory requirements, including application thresholds, contact information and utilization data. Comprehensive bibliographies are also included with thousands of published monographs, serials, professional and trade journals, as well as general press articles, research studies, published case law, law review articles, and bar journal coverage of CON. The work also includes compendiums of Internet-based and other data resources, a thorough glossary of CON terminology, and reviews of major research organizations and economists. The book is supplemented with numerous appendices. Based on a proprietary database, the work is designed to support periodic publication updates.

The U.S. Healthcare Certificate of Need Sourcebook is unique in its scope and comprehensive treatment of the topic of CON, which is a growing and increasingly contentious competitive, political, and legal healthcare policy issue.