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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6775

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-06-01
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1538 2009-03-02
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HSC 006201-10000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Fran D'Avanzo-Schrader 69978 fdavanzo@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6775 Microsystem Concepts of Health Care Finance

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 O - Other R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Microsys Concpts of HC Finance
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Concepts, language and data about financial and economic elements of patient care in a microsystem; skills to obtain, synthesize and utilize information from health economics and health finance using specialized language, concepts and operating rules.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Updated CNL competencies

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Required course in concentration.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, once.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D or educational preparation in the specialty course work.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Upon completion of this three-credit course, the student will be able to:

    1. Describe selected relationships of economic concepts to microsystems in health care, especially the concept of reimbursement for health care services.

    2. Describe the (U.S.A.) system of health care financing and delivery arrangements as they impact microsystems, especially Medicare and Medicaid.

    3. Analyze selected health finance factors in public policy affecting health microsystems; these factors include universal access, indigent care, capitated care, and managed care.

    4. Estimate the costs of human, technological and material resources involved in implementing a program change.

    5. Describe principles of product evaluation it their impact on microsystem budgeting process.

    6. Evaluate the relationship between healthcare financing and the regulatory and licensure/certification processes in healthcare.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this three-credit course, the student will be able to:

    1. Describe selected relationships of economic concepts to microsystems in health care, especially the concept of reimbursement for health care services.

    2. Describe the (U.S.A.) system of health care financing and delivery arrangements as they impact microsystems, especially Medicare and Medicaid.

    3. Analyze selected health finance factors in public policy affecting health microsystems; these factors include universal access, indigent care, capitated care, and managed care.

    4. Estimate the costs of human, technological and material resources involved in implementing a program change.

    5. Describe principles of product evaluation it their impact on microsystem budgeting process.

    6. Evaluate the relationship between healthcare financing and the regulatory and licensure/certification processes in healthcare.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Finance as a Determinant of the Health Care Environment

    a. Payors

    b. Medicare/Medicaid

    c. Rule Making

    2. Influence of Reimbursement Models on a Microsystem

    a. Managed care

    b. Regulatory environment

    3. Cost of Human Resources in a Microsystem

    a. Staffing/Turnover

    b. Teaching

    4. Managing Costs in a Microsystem

    a. Balancing quality and costs

    b. Management support systems

    5. Budgeting Concepts for a Microsystem

    a. Business plan

    b. ROI

    c. Establishing/monitoring a budget

    d. Variance

    6. Converting Results into Action Plans

    a. Microsystem Data

    b. Benchmarking

    c. Report Cards

    D. Textbooks

    Finkler, S.A., Kovner, C.T., & Jones, C. B. (2007). Financial management for nurse managers and executives (3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders-Elsevier.

    American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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