Proposal A Proposal B Proposal C
Selling Price $99 $129 $99
Variable Costs 55 55 49
Contribution Margin Ratio
Fixed Costs $110,000 $110,000 $110,000
Break-even in Units
Break Even in Dollars
1. What are the break-even points in units and dollars under proposal A?
2. How did the increased selling price under proposal B impact the break-even points in units and dollars compared to the break-even points calculated under proposal A?
3. Why did the change in variable cost under proposal C not impact the break-even points in units and dollars as significantly as proposal B did?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 1:09 am ad1c9bdddf
The problem deals with determining the different profits associated with production volume. It also deals with determining the break-even level with selected information.
Healthcare finance, cost-volume-profit, management accounting
Consider the CVP graphs below for two providers operating in a fee-for-service environment: see attached file
a. Assuming the graphs are drawn to the same scale, which provider has the greater
fixed costs? The greater variable cost rate? The greater per unit revenue?
b.Which provider has the greater contribution margin?
c.Which provider needs the higher volume to break even?
d. How would the graphs change if the providers were operating in a discounted fee-for-
service environment? In a capitalized environment?
Consider the data in the following table for three independent healthcare organizations: (see file)
Total Fixed Total
Revenues Variable Costs Costs Costs Profit
a. $2,000 $1,400 ? $2,000 ?
b. ? 1,000 ? 1,600 $2,400
c. 4,000 ? $600 ? 400
Fill in the missing data indicated by question marks.
5.6 Assume that a radiology group practice has the following cost structure:
Fixed costs $500,000
Variable cost per procedure 25
Charge (revenue) per procedure 100
Furthermore, assume that the group expects to perform7,500 procedures in the coming
a. Construct the group's base case projected P&L statement.
b.What is the group's contribution margin?What is its break-even point?
c. What volume is required to provide a pretax profit of $100,000? A pretax profit of
d. Sketch out a CVP analysis graph depicting the base case situation.
e. Now, assume that the practice contracts with one HMO, and the plan proposes a 20
percent discount from charges. Redo questions a, b, c, and d under these conditions.