This is a required 2-credit course for all Wagner students in the health financial management specializations and is recommended for health management students. The course incorporates topics of capital planning and other finance issues making as applied to health-care organizations. This course will cover three main topics:
-Public payer rate setting
-Understanding risk and the costs of capital in making financial decisions.
Issues in working capital and investment management activities of healthcare organizations.
The course includes lectures, problem solving and a term finance project. Students should be prepared to discuss assigned problems and readings in class. The course integrates academic and practical approaches and perspectives on current health-care financial problems.