Laurie Vaden is a nurse practitioner with her own practice

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  1. Laurie Vaden is a nurse practitioner with her own practice. She has developed contracts with several large employers to perform routine physical, fitness for duty exams, and initial screening of on-the-job injuries. She currently sees 150 per month, charging 450 per visit. Her total costs are $7,500, of which $1,500 is for supplies. She has decided that she needs to increase profit, so she is considering raising her fee to $65. She expects to lose 10 percent of her business to competitors that charge an average of 460 per visit. Determine her current and predicted: 1) revenues, 2) variable costs, and 3) total contribution margin. What do you recommend she do? Why?
  2. Shady Rest Nursing Home has 100 private pay residents. The administrator is concerned about balancing the ratio its private pay to non-private pay patients. Non-private pay sources reimburse an average of $100 per day whereas private pay residents pay average 100 percent of full daily charges. The administrator estimates that variable cost per resident per day is $25 for supplies, food, and contracted services and annual fixed costs are $4,562,500.
  3. What is the daily contribution margin of each non-private pay resident?
  • If 25 percent of the residents are non-private pay, what will shady Rest charge the private pay patients in order to break even?
  • What if non-private pay payors cover 50 percent of the residents?
  1. The owner of Shady Rest Nursing Home insists that the facility earn $80,000 in annual profits. How much must the administrator raise the per day charge for the privately insured residents if 25 percent of the residents are covered by non-private pay payors?
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