2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HA 496 - Health Care Finance and Economics

The course covers analysis of the “financial health” of health care institutions (globally and facility-specific), financial statements, capital and operating budget techniques, DRG’s and RUG’s, and inventory management. The role of the government in regulation and planning is explored, as are changes in reimbursement methodology and payment systems, including HMO’s and PPO’s. In addition, the course will provide an overview of the economics of the health care system including supply and demand concepts as they relate to the provision of health care services, cost behavior, cost and production functions, and comparative health systems. Duplicative of HA 497 Financial Management in Health Care Institutions

1 semester 3 credits.