Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Healthcare Finance

This session focuses on how healthcare providers make, spend, borrow, and invest money. We begin with a historical review of the main sources of finance for healthcare organizations, and then examine the financial impact of healthcare liquidity, cash, pension funding, swaps, debt, and operating performance. Particular emphasis is placed on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and commercial payments and their effects on patients and providers.  This session also addresses the latest updates on healthcare finance brought about by health insurance reform, including health insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, and payment changes to hospitals, home health services, nursing homes and other providers. The impact of "pay for performance" plans will be discussed.

This session provides the framework for comprehensive capital strategy, monitoring markets, and credit dynamics and balancing assets and liabilities in the healthcare industry. Other key topics covered include: non-profit vs. for-profit status; capital financing and capital budgeting; tax-exempt financing; and revenue cycle management.

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