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Financial Management in Health Care II

East Baltimore
1st term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Mon 09/30/2019 - Wed 10/02/2019
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  8:30am - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
  • John W. K. Ellis
Judith Holzer

312.617, 312.603 and 312.623


Healthcare Financial Management II is a broad based course that covers topics utilized by a senior level executive in the day-to-day management of healthcare organizations. The subject matter will be covered from a prospective of understanding the theory and practical application of the concepts rather than the actual preparation of financial transactions. It is assumed that the students will attain leadership positions in an organization that will require interaction or direct supervision of a chief financial officer; and, as such, will learn techniques to communicate and understand the results of the financial statements of an organization

Presents opportunities to apply knowledge of accounting, budgeting and financial management in a real world setting, emphasizing analysis and decision-making; applies in a broad range of healthcare settings, including the pharmaceutical, insurance, consulting and for-profit industries. Topics include business plan preparation; financial analysis and business planning; financial forecasting and cash budgeting; Maryland reimbursement system; mergers and acquisitions;

healthcare reform and third party reimbursements.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the concepts of the Maryland reimbursement system in business planning situations
  2. Develop a strategy to solidify an organization's place in the market
  3. Execute a plan to consolidate multiple business lines and estimate the financial impact of a combined entity;
  4. Calculate an insurance premium and capitation payment
  5. Demonstrate teamwork skills within a work team resulting in a completed case study
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Group Presentation
  • 50% Group Project(s)
  • 10% Peer-feedback

Enrollment Restriction:

Part-time DrPH students in the Tsinghua cohort only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Enrollment restricted to students in the Tsinghua DrPH cohort only

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a 3-day period in Baltimore. Students are required to complete assignments prior to the start of class