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Healthcare Management

HCMG 7304 - MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS

Covers the organization of healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. including the following hospitals, ambulatory care, intermediate and long term care, cyber care and other contemporary trends. Includes analysis of demographic trends related to the aging U.S. population, early intervention programs for preventive and wellness care, and basic epidemiological techniques for analyzing local health care needs. Considers delivery systems in other countries and the implications for change in the emerging U.S. market. Discussion focuses on intervening in the design of structures and processes of healthcare systems and the management of organizational performance to include human resources, physical plant and materials.

HCMG 7320 - HEALTHCARE LAW AND ETHICS

Focuses on the legal relationships among healthcare users, providers, public interest and the government. Reviews administrative and constitutional law as well as ethical issues associated with healthcare in the United States. Prerequisite: BADM 8309 and BADM 8317

HCMG 7325 - HEALTHCARE PLANNING AND POLICY

Analyzes the political, social and economic dimensions of U.S. healthcare policy at the national, state and local levels and their implications for current and future health care organizations across the spectrum of care. Applies the theory by tracking health care legislation in progress at the national, state and local levels. Considers key federal legislation such as the Balanced Budget Act for implications in the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. Analyzes trends in policy-making so as to forecast future legislative initiatives that may impact the design of delivery of healthcare in the U.S. Considers how to influence policy development at the local, state and national level. Applies concepts and techniques that can affect short-term and long-term program strategic planning in health services delivery systems.

HCMG 7361 - HEALTHCARE FINANCE

Overview of financial management of healthcare organizations. Topics include printing and reimbursement strategies, managed care contracting financial arrangements and implications, cost control, capital budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, financial ratio analysis, mergers and acquisitions and financial modeling.

HCMG 7380 - MANAGED CARE FOR COMMERCIAL, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID POPULATIONS

Analyzes factors impacting on emerging managed care product lines and competing alternative delivery systems. Examines managed care market penetration in various markets and the strategic responses of hospitals, healthcare providers, integrated delivery systems and others to increasing market penetration by managed care organizations. Discusses characteristics of future leaders of health care organizations and techniques for improving the financial, behavioral and structural dynamics of healthcare institutions. Integrates the content of the previous courses to enhance potential for successfully managing the delivery of the full spectrum of health services in a future characterized by constant change and increasing organizational complexity.

HCMG 7384 - SPECIAL STUDIES IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

In-depth study of current topics in business chosen by the instructor. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.