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2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HA 525 - Healthcare Financial Management

Oriented to the contemporary role of a senior health services manager, and is designed to give the student both conceptual understanding and applied skills in financial management. Reviews accounting concepts and procedures, and internal control. It emphasizes the interpretation of financial statements and operational budgeting. It examines cost analysis, cost allocation, capital budgeting, and rate setting. The strategic role of financial management in today’s health care organization is the unifying theme of the course.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 343 or other accounting or finance course AND HA 512 (or NU 508)

Assignment Overview

Assignments: Weekly assignments

Interactivity: Weekly live session

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

1. Evaluate the current healthcare environment, including types of business organizations and the third-party payer system.

2. Apply basic financial-management concepts, including coding, compliance, reimbursement, future payment models.

3. Compare and contrast the various means of reimbursement for healthcare services.

4. Practice coding and compliance decision-making techniques. 

5. Assess how various payment models impact financial decisions.

6. Predict future trends in healthcare benefits and reimbursement.

Credits: 3

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