Course: HSCI 620. Seminar in Hospital Administration (3)
Preparatory: Classified graduate status in Health Administration. Hospital organization; governance; relationship of administration to the medical staff; inpatient and outpatient services; professional staff organization; implications of changing MediCal and Medicare and private payer reimbursement; payer contracting; Title 22 and 24 requirements; licensing; make vs. buy decisions; community need and community benefit; differences and similarities between public, private nonprofit and private investor-owned hospitals; and DSH and District and teaching hospitals are examined. Course may involve field trips to area hospitals.