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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance


This comprehensive financial management course is fundamental and provides a solid understanding of key concepts and strategies for effective decision-making in independent practice settings and affiliated situations with hospitals and private equity.

Topics include simplified financial statements, revenue cycle intricacies, expense and overhead management, ratios and benchmarking, types of financing, accounting methodologies, and provider compensation. By exploring these areas, you'll gain the tools to evaluate your practice’s financial health, maximize revenue, control expenses, and optimize resource allocation. You'll also learn to interpret financial data, including accounting methodologies like cash versus accrual.

By the course's end, you'll possess the necessary skills to make informed financial decisions and contribute to the economic success of your organization. This initial course provides comprehensive education on various financial management processes, with the following courses available in the series drilling down on specific subsets.

Key Dates

Access to Course Expires:

365 days from purchase date of course.

Accreditation & Disclosures
Cancellation Policy

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


Mail Processing Address
PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
(813) 287-8993 Fax



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American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)