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 flow.
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 management.
Summarize the examples as noted by the roundtable participants.
Length: 3–4 pages, double-spaced, excluding title page and references.
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