This course focuses on accounting, operational,
utilization and financial systems as they apply to the financial
management and strategic assessment of healthcare entities
with current information technology. Key areas of instruction
include financial statements of different types of healthcare
entities, financial viability, medical technology, hospital
closures, physician performance, patient treatment profiles,
short-term financing, management of patient accounts, payor
analysis, long-term financing, issuance of tax-exempt securities,
and bond ratings. Topics are:
institutional factors, legal statutes, regulatory procedures,
and administrative rules providing the framework in which
diverse healthcare entities operate.
financial and operational ratios examined in the context of
assessing financial viability of healthcare entities.
analysis of healthcare service areas and marketplace analysis
using secondary data.
and economic assessments of healthcare entities engaged in
mergers, closures, distressed facilities and bankruptcy.
performance and forecasting healthcare services by marketplace.
of short-term finance concepts in cash management, credit
and collection monitoring, management of patient accounts,
and electronic claims processing.
financing, bond ratings, debt insurance coverage and financial
of regulatory bodies and agencies in the context of collection
patterns, monitoring of insurance and managed-care companies,
guaranty funds and liquidation of health insurance companies.