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Summer 2012
Apr 24, 2014
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HCAD 903 - Financing Health Care Services
Examines the national fiscal system for health care services. The various sources and dispersal of private and public revenues to include third party insurance and governmental programs will be analyzed. The course will compare accounting systems of non-profit with those of for-profit health care facilities.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

Political Science (Government) Department

HCAD 909 - Health Care Delivery System, Policy and Reform
An overview of American health care services since their inception to the present. Emphasis is on public and private hospitals, clinics and HMOs; health care insurance, Medicare and Medicaid; and health care policy, legislation and reform.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Graduate & Cont Ed Division
Political Science (Government) Department

Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course

HCAD 917 - Health Law, Regulations and Ethics
An examination of the laws, administrative regulations, and ethical issues of health care services. Topics include laws regarding patient access, fraud, public and private funding; liability and risk management; licensing and accreditation; legal issues concerning patient safety and rights, HIPPA, and medical error; and ethical issues related to health care services.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

Political Science (Government) Department

HCAD 920 - Strategic Planning of Health Care Services
An overview covering the development and implementation of strategic plans for health care facilities. Topics include models for health care services and support systems; organizational and service planning; fiscal planning, capital improvements and investments; and assessment of organizational strengths and weaknesses. Prerequisite: QUAN 908 Quantitative Analysis for Administrators (or QUAN 976 Quantitative Analysis or 24.906 Quantitative Methods for Health Care and Public Administration).
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

Political Science (Government) Department

HCAD 924 - Health Care Economics and Financing
An overview of the economics and financing of health care services that includes consumers, suppliers, insurance companies and HMOs. Topics include Health Care Consumption Demand; Health Care Services Supply; economics of hospital operations , long-term care and cost containment; pre-paid health services and regulatory approaches based on prospective payment systems; strategies to ensure equitable access to health services; and measures to control health care and health insurance costs. The course compares accounting systems of both non-profit and for-profit health care facilities.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Graduate & Cont Ed Division
Political Science (Government) Department

Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course

HCAD 930 - Managing Operations
Focuses upon improving operations systems and service delivery within health care, public, and non-profit organizations. Topics include service design and development, quality control and assurance systems, technology utilization and application, equipment maintenance, accountability and monitoring issues, and enhancing service delivery in a cost-effect manner. Prerequisite: MGMT 904 Management and Leadership (formerly 24.904 Managerial Theory).
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

Political Science (Government) Department

HCAD 940 - Health Care Informatics and Technology
An introduction to the role of health care informatics and technology in today's health care industry. Topics include the management and financing of electronic health records; aligning health care information technology with health care reform; the health care claim cycle; the changing patient landscape, rise of retail clinics, and interfacing technology systems; the role of professional associations, state regulations and solution vendors; and the role of health care information technology in documenting and protecting providers.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Graduate & Cont Ed Division
Political Science (Government) Department

Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course

HCAD 950 - Health Care Marketing
Concentrates on specific health care marketing models to include program development, identification of target populations, internal and external marketing strategies and the evaluation of the marketing plan. Students will participate in the development of a market plan for a health care product and/or service. Prerequisite: 24.920 Strategic Planning for Health Care Services.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

Political Science (Government) Department

HCAD 955 - Budgeting in Healthcare Facilities
A description of the various budgetary systems and issues affecting the operation of health care facilities. The course focuses upon the development and implementation of an operating budget and annual fiscal plan. Revenue sources for the facility and the allocation of resources to facility departments are analyzed. Prerequisites: HCAD 924 Health Care Economics and Financing (or HCAD 903 Financing Health Care Services) and QUAN 908 Quantitative Analysis for Administrators (or QUAN 976 Quantitative Analysis).
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Graduate & Cont Ed Division
Political Science (Government) Department

Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course

HCAD 962 - Outcome Assessments
Focus on effective outcome measurements pertaining to clients, personnel, and programs. This course covers treatment plan outcomes, as well as standardized outcome measures obtained by client self-report, clinician or caregiver report, and those from family or significant others. The strengths and weaknesses of various instruments such as CERT, BASIS-32, TOPS, and CAFAS are examined. Also reviewed are consumer and personnel satisfaction surveys. A model for developing satisfaction, questionnaires collaboratively with clients or staff is discussed. Finally, several models for evaluating programs are discussed with students using their own professional experiences as case examples. Prerequisites: 12.976 Quantitative Analysis or 24.906 Quantitative Methods for Health Care and Public Administration, and 62.938 Policy Analysis for Human Service Administration.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

Political Science (Government) Department

HCAD 984 - Seminar in Health Care Administration
Designed to allow students the opportunity to analyze and work with current and anticipatory issues in health care and administration. Students create and present an original project in health care. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all other degree requirements and permission of the Program Coodinator.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture

Political Science (Government) Department

Course Attributes:
Graduate Level Course


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