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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BA 2225 - Health Care Economics

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course introduces concepts of economics and financial management for health care professionals. Course topics include principles of economics, fundamentals of managed care and health reform, budgets and budget preparation, financial analysis, preparation of business plans, global health care models, and future trends. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain how economic principles apply to the health care market and the provision of health care services
  • Analyze the impact of managed care on cost, quality, and access within managed care organizations and the health insurance market
  • Review, analyze, and prepare a budget for a nurse’s work setting
  • Understand the purposes of cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and break-even analysis
  • Review and analyze basic financial reports used by health care organizations.
  • Identify current economic and financing trends that influence the cost, quality, and access of care

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Overview of health care economics and financing
  • Health insurance and reimbursement
  • Managed care and accountable care organizations
  • Nursing care measurements
  • Budget planning and management
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial health
  • Health policy and ethics

Dr. Debra Jenks

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