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Business Of Health (BOH) Course Descriptions

BOH 6123  Healthcare Strategic Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Strategic management of healthcare organizations involves both making good decisions about where you want your organization to go and deciding how to get there. This course will focus on both direction issues and execution issues. Students will do case studies of current healthcare organizations. (Same as MGT 6123. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 6123 and BOH 6123.)

BOH 6133  Organizational and Managerial Issues in Healthcare Delivery
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
An analysis of the organizational and managerial implications of clinical issues in the delivery of healthcare. Students have the opportunity to examine quality of care issues and concerns related to patient care that affect how healthcare organizations are managed. (Same as MGT 6133. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 6133 and BOH 6133.)

BOH 6543  Healthcare Economics and Policy
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ECO 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
The application of economic principles and modeling to the healthcare marketplace. Students will be given the opportunity to apply theoretical and empirical economic analysis to business and public policy issues in the healthcare industry. (Same as ECO 6543. Credit cannot be earned for both ECO 6543 and BOH 6543.)

BOH 6553  Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues of Healthcare Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: BLW 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to problems, issues, and trends in organized healthcare delivery with a particular focus on related legal and ethical issues. (Same as BLW 6553. Credit cannot be earned for both BLW 6553 and BOH 6553.)

BOH 6763  Legal and Tax Strategies for Healthcare Organizations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ACC 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Overview of taxation and related legal issues affecting the healthcare industry. Topics include tax-exempt organizations, community benefit standards, choice of organizational form, and tax planning strategies for healthcare organizations and professionals. (Same as ACC 6763. Credit cannot be earned for both ACC 6763 and BOH 6763.)

BOH 6773  Seminar in Medicare Regulation
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ACC 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Seminar in Medicare covered services, payment systems and compliance for healthcare providers. Emphasis is on understanding the role of Medicare in the American healthcare system, and developing the technical skills to identify and research problems in Medicare payments. Topics include Medicare administration and covered services, Part A hospital insurance benefits, Part B supplementary medical insurance benefits, Part C Medicare Advantage benefits, Part D prescription drug benefits, exclusions from coverage, provider payment rules, fraud & abuse, recovery audits, physician self-referral, anti-dumping rules, claims & appeals, and managed care plans. Includes practical experience using online research software, a comprehensive Medicare hospital cost report, and professional cost reporting software. (Same as ACC 6773. Credit cannot be earned for both ACC 6773 and BOH 6773.)

BOH 6783  Accounting for Healthcare Organizations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: ACC 5003, an equivalent, or consent of instructor.
A seminar on financial and managerial accounting in for-profit and nonprofit healthcare organizations. Accounting issues related to strategic decision-making in health service production, financing, and investment will be emphasized throughout the course. Topics include the healthcare accounting and financial environment, revenue and expense recognition, balance sheet valuations, ratio analysis, cost accounting, performance measurement, variance analysis, physician compensation and practice valuation, tax-exemption issues, mergers, and disclosure requirements. Special attention is given to the financial implications of third-party payment systems and accounting analyses for physician practices. Includes practical experience using actual healthcare case materials. (Same as ACC 6783. Credit cannot be earned for both ACC 6783 and BOH 6783.)

BOH 6923  Healthcare Management Internship
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, 15 semester credit hours of graduate work, and consent of instructor. Internship must be approved in advance by the Internship Coordinator and the student’s Graduate Advisor of Record.
Supervised full- or part-time off-campus work experience and training in healthcare management. Individual conferences and written reports required. (Same as MGT 6923. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 6923 and BOH 6923.)