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Health Care Finance

1. Which of the following items are part of a business’s set of financial statements?

a. Income statement
b. Balance sheet
c. Statement of cash flows
d. Both a. and b. above
e. a., b., and c. above

Answer: _____

 

2. True or False: The requirement to provide financial accounting information is driven by the need for outside stakeholders (primarily investors) to have reliable information about the financial status of an organization.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

3. True or False: The set of rules and regulations that govern the content and format of financial statements is called Government Acceptable Procedures (GAP).

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

4. Which of the following statements about cash versus accrual accounting is most correct?

a. In cash accounting, an event is recognized when a cash transaction occurs.
b. In accrual accounting, an event is recognized when a cash transaction occurs.
c. Most large healthcare organizations use cash accounting.
d. Most small healthcare organizations use accrual accounting because it closely matches statements required for income tax purposes.
e. In cash accounting, an event is recognized when the obligation for a cash transaction is created.

Answer: _____

 

5. Which of the following statements about the income statement is most correct?

a. It has several alternative names, including the statement of liabilities.
b. It reports the financial status of an organization as of a single point in time.
c. It reports the economic profitability of an organization.
d. Its three major sections are operating costs, nonoperating costs, and total (net) costs.
e. Income statements are always prepared annually, but never for shorter periods (for example, quarterly).

Answer: _____

 

6. Which of the following statements about gross and net patient service revenue is most correct?

a. Gross revenue reports revenue based on chargemaster prices.
b. Net revenue is gross revenue less discounts and charity care.
c. Net revenue is gross revenue less discounts, charity care, and bad debt losses.
d. Both a. and b. above are correct.
e. Both a. and c. above are correct.

Answer: _____

 

7. True or False: Under accrual accounting, all revenues reported on the income statement represent cash collections.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

8. True or False: Under accrual accounting, all expenses reported on the income statement represent cash costs.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

9. Which of the following statements about income statement expenses is most correct?

a. Supplies are expensed (shown) on the income statement when purchased.
b. Supplies are expensed (shown) on the income statement when consumed (used to provide patient services).
c. All lease expense is reported on the income statement.
d. Both a. and c. above are correct.
e. Both b. and c. above are correct.

Answer: _____

 

10. Which of the following statements concerning depreciation expense is most correct?

a. Depreciation expense accounts for the loss of value of inventory.
b. Depreciation expense accounts for the loss of value of securities investments.
c. Depreciation expense accounts for the loss of value of fixed assets (plant and equipment).
d. For accounting purposes, depreciation expense is calculated by the double declining balance method.
e. For accounting purposes, depreciation expense is calculated by the triple declining balance method.

Answer: _____

 

11. Which of the following statements concerning net income is most correct?

a. Net income is the “bottom line” of the income statement.
b. Net income measures total profitability as defined by accounting rules and regulations.
c. In not-for-profit businesses, the entire amount of net income is reinvested in the business.
d. Both a. and b. above are correct.
e. a., b., and c. above are correct.

Answer: _____

 

12. Which of the following statements concerning net income versus cash flow is most correct?

a. Net income is a rough measure of a business’s cash flow.
b. Net income can be converted into a rough measure of cash flow by adding noncash expenses, typically depreciation.
c. Net income can be converted into a rough measure of cash flow by adding nonoperating income.
d. Net income can be converted into a rough measure of cash flow by adding the provision for bad debts.
e. None of the above statements are correct.

Answer: _____

13. Which of the following statements about the organization of the balance sheet is most correct?

a. The balance sheet has upper and lower (or left and right) sections.
b. Assets are divided into current and long-term categories.
c. Assets are divided into equity and non-equity categories.
d. Both a. and b. above are correct.
e. Both a. and c. above are correct.

Answer: _____

 

14. True or False: Like the income statement, the balance sheet reports the assets and liabilities of an organization over some period of time.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

15. Which of the following equations best describes the accounting identity?

a. Long-term assets = Short-term assets + Equity.
b. Assets = Liabilities + Equity.
c. Total claims = Liabilities + Equity.
d. Short-term assets = Cash + Receivables.
e. Long-term liabilities = Notes + Bonds.

Answer: _____

 

16. Which of the following statements about the balance sheet is most correct?

a. The lower (right-hand) section reports cash and other assets.
b. The balance sheet reports on a business’s operations.
c. The asset side of the balance sheet is listed in decreasing order of maturity (i.e., longer maturity assets are listed first).
d. The upper (left-hand) section reports liabilities and equity.
e. None of the above statements are correct.

Answer: _____

 

17. Assume that the value of diagnostic equipment suddenly falls because of technological obsolescence. How is the balance sheet adjusted to preserve the accounting identity?

a. Short-term liabilities are reduced.
b. Long-term liabilities are reduced.
c. Equity is reduced.
d. Inventories are reduced.
e. Cash is reduced.

Answer: _____

 

18. Which of the following statements concerning accumulated depreciation is most correct?

a. Accumulated depreciation is an income statement item.
b. There is no relationship between depreciation expense on the income statement and accumulated depreciation on the balance sheet.
c. Net fixed assets is equal to gross fixed assets plus accumulated depreciation.
d. Accumulated depreciation appears on the balance sheet under the category “Other Assets.”
e. None of the above statements is correct.

Answer: _____

 

19. Which of the following statements concerning the statement of cash flows is most correct?

a. Like the balance sheet, the statement of cash flows is as of a single point in time.
b. The statement of cash flows uses information from both the income statement and the balance sheet.
c. The statement of cash flows has five major sections.
d. The most important line on the statement of cash flows is the “bottom line,” the net increase (decrease) in cash.
e. None of the above statements is correct.

Answer: _____

 

20. Assume that a business’s balance sheet reports total assets of $500,000 and total liabilities of $300,000. Now assume that $20,000 of net fixed assets (net plant and equipment) are written off due to technological obsolescence. All else the same, what is the total equity of the business after the write-off?

a. $200,000
b. $190,000
c. $180,000
d. $170,000
e. There is insufficient information given to answer this question.

Answer: _____

 

21. Consider the following balance sheet:
Cash $ 70,000Accounts payable $ 30,000
Accounts receivable 30,000Long-term debt 20,000
Inventories 50,000Common stock 200,000
Net fixed assets 350,000Retained earnings 250,000
Total assets $500,000Total claims $500,000
Which of the following statements is most correct?

a. The business is not-for-profit.
b. The business, in the aggregate over time, has been profitable.
c. The business is probably using too much debt financing.
d. The business has $450,000 in its equity accounts (common stock and retained earnings); thus, it has this much money available to spend on new facilities.
e. The business has a short-term bank loan outstanding.

Answer: _____

 

22. Consider the following balance sheet:
Cash $ 70,000Accounts payable $ 30,000
Accounts receivable 30,000Long-term debt 20,000
Inventories 50,000Common stock 200,000
Net fixed assets 350,000Retained earnings 250,000
Total assets $500,000Total claims $500,000
Assume that the business uses $10,000 of its cash to pay for supplies that were ordered on credit terms and have already been received and booked (recorded on the balance sheet). Which of the below statements reflects the resulting balance sheet change?

a. There is a change to the left-hand side only.
b. There is a change to the right-hand side only.
c. The cash account decreases by $10,000 and the retained earnings account decreases by $10,000.
d. The cash account decreases by $10,000 and the accounts payable account decreases by $10,000.
e. The cash account decreases by $10,000 and the supplies account increases by $10,000.

Answer: _____

23. Consider the following balance sheet:
Cash $ 70,000Accounts payable $ 30,000
Accounts receivable 30,000Long-term debt 20,000
Inventories 50,000Common stock 200,000
Net fixed assets 350,000Retained earnings 250,000
Total assets $500,000Total claims $500,000
Assume that the business uses $30,000 of its cash to pay salaries. Which of the below statements reflects the resulting balance sheet change?

a. There is a change to the left-hand side only.
b. There is a change to the right-hand side only.
c. The cash account decreases by $30,000 and the retained earnings account is reduced by $30,000.
d. The cash account decreases by $30,000 and the long-term debt account is reduced by $30,000.
e. The company does not have the ability to pay $30,000 in salaries.

Answer: _____

 

24. True or False: Fund accounting is used by investor-owned (for-profit) businesses to differentiate between operating funds and retirement funds.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____


25. Which of the following statements about financial condition analysis is most correct?

a. Financial condition analysis focuses on whether or not an organization has the financial capacity to accomplish its mission.
b. Financial condition analysis often results in a list of financial strengths and weaknesses.
c. Financial statement analysis uses data contained in an organization’s financial statements to assess financial condition.
d. Operating analysis uses operating data to explain financial condition.
e. All of the above statements are correct.

Answer: _____

 

26. True or False: In ratio analysis, a single value has little meaning. Therefore analysts use trend and comparative analyses to help “interpret the numbers.”

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

27. True or False: The primary difference between financial statement analysis and operating analysis is that operating analysis does not use benchmarking while financial statement analysis does.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

28. Which of the following statements about financial statement analysis is most correct?

a. The current ratio measures liquidity.
b. Du Pont analysis is based on the fact that return on equity (ROE) can be expressed as the sum of three other ratios (Ratio 1 + Ratio 2 + Ratio 3).
c. It is relatively easy to interpret a ratio in the absence of comparative and trend data.
d. Both a. and b. above are correct.
e. a., b., and c. above are correct.

Answer: _____

 

29. True or False: To create common size financial statements, all income statement items and balance sheet accounts are divided by total assets.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

30. Which of the following statements about the limitations of financial condition analysis is most correct?

a. Comparison with industry averages is difficult if the organization operates in several different lines of business.
b. Seasonal factors can distort ratios.
c. Inflation effects can distort ratios.
d. Both a. and b. above are correct.
e. a., b., and c. above are correct.

Answer: _____

 

31. KPI stands for:

a. Kerrigan patient index
b. Key patient income
c. Key performance indicator
d. Key person insurance
e. Known performance index

Answer: _____

 

32. True or False: It is always quite easy to determine whether a given ratio value is “good” or “bad.”

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

33. Suppose that two hospitals are identical in all ways except that Hospital N is relatively new while Hospital O is relatively old. Which of the following statements about a comparative financial statement analysis is most correct? (Hint: Think about the differences in the amount of net fixed assets carried on the balance sheet and the amount of depreciation expense reported on the income statement.)

a. Hospital N will report the higher net income.
b. Hospital N will have the higher total asset turnover.
c. Hospital N will have the higher fixed asset turnover.
d. Hospital N will have the lower gross fixed assets.
e. None of the above statements are correct.

Answer: _____

 

34. Grady Home Health has a profit margin of 15 percent on sales of $20,000,000. If the firm has debt of $7,500,000 and total assets of $22,500,000, what is Grady’s return on assets (ROA)?

a. 13.3%
b. 10.9%
c. 8.0%
d. 5.3%
e. 3.1%

Answer: _____

 

35. A fire has destroyed a large percentage of the financial records of the Carter Health System. You have the task of piecing together information to prepare a financial report. You have found the profit margin to be 5.4 percent. If sales were $4 million on total assets of $2 million, and the amount of debt financing was $800,000, what was Carter’s return on equity (ROE)? (Hint: Use the Du Pont equation to answer this question.)

a. 13.8%
b. 18.0%
c. 19.2%
d. 21.6%
e. 25.8%

Answer: _____

 

36. White Memorial Hospital has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. What is the hospital’s debt ratio?

a. 10%
b. 20%
c. 30%
d. 40%
e. 50%

Answer: _____

37. Which of the following are basic sources (forms) of capital?

a. Debt
b. Equity
c. Leases
d. Convertible bonds
e. Both a. and b. above

Answer: _____

 

38. The cost of debt capital to a business is measured by the:

a. Maturity date
b. Interest rate
c. Amount borrowed
d. Cost of equity
e. None of the above

Answer: _____

 

39. True or False: Although many factors influence the interest rate set on a loan, the two most important are risk and inflation.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

40. True or False: Long-term debt is defined as having a maturity of more than six months.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

41. Which of the following statements about short-term debt is most correct?

a. Short-term debt has higher issuance costs than long-term debt.
b. Short-term debt has more restrictions (restrictive covenants) than long-term debt.
c. Short-term debt generally has a lower cost than long-term debt.
d. Most short term debt is obtained by issuing bonds to individuals
e. All of the above statements are correct.

Answer: _____

 

42. True or False: Municipal bonds are essentially the same as corporate bonds. Thus, the coupon (interest) rate set on a not-for-profit hospital bond will be the same (for all practical purposes) as the rate set on a similar for-profit hospital bond.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

43. Which of the following statements about debt contracts is most correct?

a. Debt contracts have several different names.
b. Debt contracts typically contain restrictive covenants.
c. All debt contracts name a trustee.
d. Both a. and b. above are correct.
e. a., b., and c. above are all correct.

Answer: _____

 

44. True or False: A call provision allows bondholders to tender (turn in) their bonds at any time and receive the principal amount in return.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

 

45. Which of the following statements about debt ratings is most correct?

a. The ratings reflect the probability of default.
b. The ratings on outstanding debt are automatically reviewed and updated annually.
c. The ratings are important to investors, but unimportant to issuers.
d. The ratings are based solely on a quantitative analysis of the issuer’s financial condition.
e. The ratings run from A (for the best) to F (for the worst).

Answer: _____

 

46. Which of the following statements about common stock is incorrect?

a. The pre-emptive right gives current stockholders the right to purchase any new shares issued by the company.
b. Stockholders exercise control over the company by voting for board members.
c. Common stockholders are the owners of for-profit corporations.
d. The claim of shareholders on the cash flows of the firm is limited to the dividends that they receive, i.e., they have no claim on a business’s residual earnings.
e. In the event of bankruptcy and liquidation, shareholders often receive nothing.

Answer: _____

 

47. True or False: Although the use of financial leverage (debt financing) can increase the return to the owners of a business, it also increases the riskiness of their equity investment.

a. True
b. False

Answer: _____

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