8.1 Consider the following 2007 data for Newark General Hospital (in millions of dollars):
Static Flexible Actual
Budget Budget Result
Revenues $4.7 $4.8 $4.5
Cost 4.1 4.1 4.2
Profits 0.6 0.7 0.3
a Calculate and interpret the profit variance
b Calculate and interpret the revenue variance
c Calculate and interpret the cost variance
d Calculate and interpret the volume and price variances on the
e. Calculate and interpret the volume and management variances on the cost side.
f. How are the variances calulated above related?
8.2 Here are the 2007 revenues for the Wendover Group Practice Association for four different budgets, in thousands of dollars:
Static (Enrollment/Utilization) (Enrollment) Actual
Budget Budget Budget Results
$425 $200 $180 $300
a What does the budget data tell you about the nature of Wendover’s patients: Are they capitated or fee-for-service?
b Calculate and interpret the following variances