Course Index

Questions about courses, descriptions or credit hours should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

HOM 530 Healthcare Economics

An exploration of the economic issues involved with the financing and delivery of healthcare services. Emphasis will be on payment sources, cost controls, current issues, future trends, policies and regulations.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 531 Billing and Coding

Changes to ICD billing coding and transition from ICD 9 to ICD 10.  Introduction to claims processes and procedures for private and Medicaid/ Medicare.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 532 Healthcare Finance

Fundamental healthcare economics, budgeting, cost avoidance versus cost reduction, variance analysis.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 533 Revenue Cycle Management

This course will explore the key processes important to healthcare managers for effectively creating and generating compliant claims to optimize effective patient payment.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 540 Root Cause Analysis

Using root cause analysis as a tool for learning the causes of an issue or problem in a system. 

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 541 Six Sigma for Healthcare

Improve the quality of systems by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in healthcare processes.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 542 Lean Strategies and Tools

Role of lean concepts and tools for eliminating waste and developing a continuous improvement mentality for a healthcare system.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 543 Risk Mitigation

Identifying and managing risks.  A focus will be on reducing day-to-day risks through human factors/ergonomic techniques and organization risks.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 544 Benchmarking and the Balanced Scorecard

Comparing processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices. Using the balanced scorecard to manage execution of strategy by monitoring four interconnected perspectives: Financial, Customer, Internal Processes and Learning & Growth.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 545 Crisis Management Planning

How to prepare a healthcare organization for a major event that threatens to harm the organization, its stakeholders, or the general public.  An exploration of types of crises, crises leadership, best practices for contingency planning, and the role of training and simulation for preparation.

  • Credits: 1.0