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This course is designed as an introduction to the terminology, processes, functions, and financial reports commonly encountered in health care operations. This course introduces the concepts of basic managerial financial functions, such as budgeting, reimbursement methods, and the responsibilities of health care financial management.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Baker, J. J., & Baker, R. W. (2011). Health care finance: Basic tools for nonfinancial managers (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
|Week One: Introduction to Health Care Finance | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Define basic finance concepts. | | | | |Compare the two types of accounting. | | | | |Identify organizational financial reports. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. |Day 1 | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Reading |Read this week’s Read Me First. |Day 1 | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of Health Care Finance. |Day 1 | | |Reading |Read Ch. 2 of Health Care Finance. |Day 1 | | |Reading |Read Ch. 3 of Health Care Finance. |Day 2 | | |Reading |Read Ch. 4 of Health Care Finance. |Day 2 | | |Reading |Read Ch. 5 of Health Care Finance. |Day 2 | | |Reading |Read the Mini-Case Study 2 in Ch. 27-A of Health Care Finance. |Day 3 | | |Reading |Review the Glossary of Health Care Finance. |Day 3 | | |Reading |Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings....