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Healthcare Management

HCMG 7304 - MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS (3 Credits)

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 healthcare 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.

HCMG 7320 - HEALTHCARE LAW AND ETHICS (3 Credits)

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, BADM 8317.

HCMG 7325 - HEALTHCARE PLANNING AND POLICY (3 Credits)

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 healthcare 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 health care 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.

HCMG 7361 - HEALTHCARE FINANCE (3 Credits)

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 (3 Credits)

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, health care 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 health care 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 (3 Credits)

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