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HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT (HSMT)

201  Intro to Health Services Management (2-0-2).  This survey course will touch briefly on the key aspects of each of the primary courses in the Health Services Management program: the structure of the U.S. Healthcare system; healthcare law and ethics; the structure of the key types of health care organizations and their management; healthcare strategy and marketing; quality improvement and quantitative techniques; healthcare finance and economics; and long term care and ambulatory care administration.  If student already has an AS in a health care area, this course may be waived.

301  The U.S. Healthcare System (3-0-3).  This course focuses upon:  brief historical overview of the development of the U.S. healthcare system; the current components, structure and organization, functions, and financing of the U.S. healthcare system at federal, state, and local levels; and the economic, political/legislative, technological, and other forces that shape the system.  PR/CO:  HSMT 201 or permission of instructor. CO: HSMT 303.

302  Healthcare Organization Management (3-0-3).  This course focuses upon: the organizational structure of all major types of healthcare companies and agencies; the management theory, skills, and application in the different organization settings; and relationship building and cooperation with key external companies, agencies, and other groups that affect the management of healthcare organizations.  PR:  MGMT 210, HSMT 301. CO:  HSMT 304.

303  Healthcare Law and Ethics (3-0-3).  This course focuses upon the healthcare laws, regulations, and biomedical ethics that govern and guide the operations of the health care industry including those specific to the operations of hospitals, ambulatory care organizations, and long term care organizations.  CO: HSMT 301.

304  Healthcare Strategy and Marketing (3-0-3).  This course focuses upon the purpose and function of strategy and marketing in healthcare organizations.  The healthcare strategy component of the course focuses upon the role, function, and components of the strategic planning process.  The healthcare marketing component focuses upon the role, function, and components of the marketing planning process.  PR:  MRKT 210, HSMT 301. CO:  HSMT 302.

400  Healthcare Services Management Internship (0-16-4).  This course provides HSMT students with the opportunity for practical education by completing an internship at a healthcare organization within BSC’s seven county service area.  PR: All HSMT 300 level courses.

401  Quality Improvement and Quantitative Techniques. (3-0-3). This course focuses upon the role, function, management tools, and inter-relationship between:  quality management/performance improvement, service excellence, regulatory compliance, and risk management in healthcare organizations.  The course material will also emphasize implementation strategies for developing and operating a program which integrates all of these functions in a successful total quality management program.  PR:  BUSN 310, all HSMT 300 courses. CO: HSMT 403.

402  Long Term Care Administration (3-0-3).  This course focuses upon the detailed organizational structure, operations, and management of long term care organizations, primarily skilled and intermediate nursing care centers, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities.   The course will also focus upon long-term care specific financial reimbursement management rules and regulations and quality/service regulatory compliance.  PR:  all HSMT 300 level courses, HSMT 403; CO: HSMT 404. 

403  Healthcare Finance and Economics (3-0-3).  This course will focus upon:  healthcare financing mechanisms including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and managed care payment rules for a variety of organizational settings; long term strategic financial management; effective budgeting and management of revenues and expenses; revenue maximization strategies; cost accounting; managed care; and key elements of health care economics.  PR:  all HSMT 300 level courses, BUSN 350, ACCT 201, 202; CO: HSMT 401.

404 Ambulatory Care Administration (3-0-3).  This course focuses upon the organizational structure, operations, and management of ambulatory care organizations, including, but not limited to:  physician practices; freestanding surgery centers, medical imaging centers, urgent care centers, home health and durable medical equipment companies.  This course will also focus upon financial management and regulatory compliance with the key reimbursement and operations regulations applicable to the different types of ambulatory care organizations.  PR: all HSMT 300 level courses, HSMT 403. CO:  HSMT 402.