Essentials of Health Care Finance, Sixth Edition stands firmly in its place as the leading textbook in its coverage of health care finance. No other text so completely blends the best of current finance theory with the tools needed in day-to-day practice. The sixth edition has been thoroughly expanded and updated with new chapters on billing and coding issues, and another covering pricing and contract negotiation. This edition also gives more attention to revenue definition with a focus on determining prices and negotiating managed care contracts. Expanded coverage of the chapter on capital formation includes a discussion of the increasing use of new financing methods such as interest rate swaps. All other chapters have been revised to reflect the current economic environment.