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Unavailable - 2020 Spring Foundations of Financial Accounting

10.5 Total CME

Regular Price: $1,350

Member Price: $1,148

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Register for Foundations of Financial Accounting and explore the language of accounting. The course offers insights on how to record business activities and interpret financial statements. Physician leaders who enroll can gain an understanding as to why financial accounting is so often political and controversial.

Through exercises & activities designed to identify blind spots, participants will develop new skills and approaches in managing their next step in their career; guiding you through a career transition and allowing you to focus on providing quality care and positively influencing health care outcomes. 

You'll Learn How To...

  • The structure and importance of four major financial statements
  • The accrual accounting framework
  • Transactions and adjustments via the accounting process
  • Ongoing accounting challenges and options faced by organizations

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Course Objectives

  • Review the structure of the four major financial statements and their importance
  • Prepare simple financial statements using accounting equation format
  • Explain the accrual accounting framework
  • Apply transactions and adjustments via the accounting process
  • Describe the debit/credit format and the need for closing entries
  • Identify financial statements in 10-K reports and their applicable metrics
  • Examine the ongoing accounting challenges and options faced by organizations

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable)
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours

Key Dates

Spring Conference:
  • 6/13: 8 am - 5:00 pm EST
  • 6/14: 8 am - 12:00 pm EST
Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course


Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Refunds are available for live event registration depending on when the refund is requested in relation to the start of the event.


91 days or more until start of event – a 100% refund less a $100 processing fee

61 – 90 days until start of event – a 50% refund less a $100 processing fee

60 days or less until start of event – no refunds


Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME has been claimed.



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