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    Alaska Pacific University
  Nov 20, 2017
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HSA 41000 - Health Care Finance & Accounting

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the financial structure, market forces, controls and techniques used in the health care financial management and the perspectives of the various interest groups involved (providers, insurers, policy makers, patients, and the general public). It will also provide students with a foundation in the use of financial tools and methodologies that will enable them to better understand the health care financial literature and perform effective analysis within the health care system on an as needed basis. This course will provide students with both a macro overview of the principal financial mechanisms in place across the U. S. health care industry and specific insights into the critical issues the industry currently faces. Additionally, the course will emphasize the development of practical financial analysis skills that will provide students with a foundation for immediate application within the health care industry and a better understanding of course materials as presented. Training in use of these tools will include use of several of the most important financial tools and methodologies employed across the health care industry such as benefit/cost and cost effectiveness analysis, ratio analysis, and others. Offered Spring. Competencies: KBP; C

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