Healthcare seems to be in the news constantly these days as the government and private companies try and figure out how to "fix" the industry. For accounting and finance professionals in the healthcare industry, we see on a daily basis what is right and what is wrong with the system. But for us it isn't the lofty goal of affordable heathcare for all Americans that concerns us as much as trying to deal with rising costs and decreasing reimbursements. Whatever our political views on universal healthcare, our jobs are focused on the viability and success of the organizations with which we are involved.
I am currently employed by a large, regional pharmacy that services the long term care community as well as specialty pharmacy. Since we operate on very thin profit margins it is essential to track every penny to make sure that we are financially healthy while still providing quality service to our patients. I know that there are many other professionals like me in the industry who are dealing with many of the same issues. I think it's very important that we have a forum to communicate and share ideas. A place where you can go to get information and help from people who are dealing with the same issues that you are.
I invite you to share your thoughts, ask questions or make suggestions.