Question: Pleasant View Hospital has three service departments Food Services Administrative Services

Pleasant View Hospital has three service departments—Food Services, Administrative Services, and X-ray Services. The costs of these departments are allocated by the step-down method, using the allocation bases and in the order shown below:

Estimated cost and operating data for all departments in the hospital for the forthcoming month are presented in the following table:

All billing in the hospital is done through the Outpatient Clinic, OB Care, or General Hospital. The hospital’s administrator wants the costs of the three service departments allocated to these three billing centers.

Prepare the cost allocation desired by the hospital administrator. Include under each billing center the direct costs of the center as well as the costs allocated from the servicedepartments.
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