# Accounting

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Is the variance positive or negative? Which is desirable, a positive or negative variance? Why? What do you think are some of the possible causes for this variance? How would you adjust Arcadia Hospital’s 2006 budget in light of your variance analysis? Explain your a (Dollars in Millions)
Operating Revenues 2005 % of rev Budget Over/(Under)
Patient revenues 500 550
less: Allowance for doubtful accounts 13 14
equals Net patient revenues 488 536
Other Income:
Investments 75 60
Misc 5 0
Total Operating Revenue 568 100.00% 596

Operating expenses:
Wages 200 35.24% 180
Taxes & Benefits 75 13.22% 70
Temporary/Contract Labor 5 0.88% 0
Medical/surgical supplies 25 4.41% 30
Other misc supplies 5 0.88% 5
Dues/subscriptions 3 0.53% 3
Transcription expense 10 1.76% 15
Leases & rentals 50 8.81% 45
Malpractice Insurance 75 13.22% 70
Other Insurance 30 5.29% 32
Professional Fees 20 3.52% 20
Utilities 15 2.64% 10
Maintenance & Repairs 15 2.64% 10
Depreciation/Amortization 7 1.23% 7
Interest Expense 1 0.18% 1
Total Operating Expenses 536 94.45% 498

Net Income 32 5.55% 98

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