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HCA 180 - Introduction to Healthcare Administration

Prerequisites: None.

Description: This course provides students entering the healthcare administration field with an introduction to the organization and delivery of healthcare in the United States. The management of various healthcare enterprises including hospitals and health systems, physician practices and clinics, and public health organizations will be reviewed. Changes within the healthcare industry and the responsibilities, function, and role of healthcare administrators will be discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HCA 182 - Healthcare Resource Management & Strategic Planning

Prerequisites: HCA 180.

Description: This course prepares students with knowledge of strategic principles and planning skills required to address the intricacies of the contemporary healthcare system. The continued evolution of healthcare reform and its effect on healthcare market structure and business models is reviewed. The strategic challenges commonly faced by healthcare administrators including the shift to value-based care and reimbursement models, issues of capitation, the formation of accountable care relationships, and competitive positioning to the dissolution of alliances and vertical integration will be reviewed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HCA 184 - Healthcare Revenue Cycle

Prerequisites: HCA 180 (with a grade of C or better) or permission of the Chairperson.

Description: This course reviews the variety of ways in which healthcare is reimbursed as it pertains to the financial analysis and decision making required by healthcare administrators. Changes to reimbursement methodologies and payment systems, including Medicare, regulation of managed care, public policy and formation of integrated delivery systems is reviewed. Responsibilities and issues faced by healthcare administrators regarding delivering and financing healthcare is discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HCA 187 - Topics in Public Health

Prerequisites: None.

Description: Public health addresses broad issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies. This course is an introduction to public health which explores topics including population health management, public health administration, health planning and promotion, research, epidemiology, the public health workforce, environmental and occupational health, public health education and public health emergency preparedness and response. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HCA 280 - Medicolegal Aspects of Healthcare Administration

Prerequisites: HCA 180 (with a grade of C or better).

Description: This course is an overview of the legal and ethical issues faced by healthcare administrators. Healthcare ethics, medical staff organization, physician liability, patient consent, reporting requirements, end-of-life issues, and patient rights and responsibilities as they impact the duty of healthcare administrators will be reviewed. The practical application of ethics in a healthcare setting, including review of case studies as well as real-world events related to healthcare administration will be discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech

HCA 288 - Healthcare Administration Internship

Prerequisites: HCA 180, HCA 182, HCA 184, HCA 187, HCA 280 (with a grade of C or better in each course)

Description: Concurrent Requisite: HIT 166 (with a grade of C or better) This course is a supervised internship experience that provides students with the opportunity to perform directed projects common in healthcare administrative setting. Students are introduced to healthcare administration duties through observation, study, and work. Weekly seminars reinforce work experience. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Administrative Business Tech