Question:Text: Healthcare Finance: An Introduction to Accounting & Financial Management 6th edition by Louis C. Gapenski
I need help with the question below, I am not sure how to calculate "direct method", is there a formula? Also, I know the formula for "allocation rate" is: "patient services expenses or hours of housekeeping services divided by the total patient services revenue or total housekeeping labor hours" correct??? I am fairly certain that is the formula for that, however I do not understand what cost pool is, is it the total of the two allocation rates?? Is there a formula I should be using for the questions below?
6.1 The housekeeping services department of Ruger Clinic, a multi specialty practice in Ohio, had $100,000 in direct costs during 2015. These costs must be allocated to Ruger's three revenue-producing patient services departments using the direct method. Two cost drivers are under consideration: patient services revenue and hours of housekeeping services used. The patient services departments generated $5 million in total revenues during 2015, and to support these clinical activities, they used 5,000 hours of housekeeping services.
a. What is the value of the cost pool?
b. What is the allocation rate if:
patient services revenue is used as the cost driver?
Hours of housekeeping services is used as the cost driver?
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