University of Michigan
Introduction to Healthcare Accounting
University of Michigan

Introduction to Healthcare Accounting

This course is part of Healthcare Management and Finance Specialization

Taught in English

Simone Singh

Instructor: Simone Singh

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level
No prior experience required
15 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Develop an understanding of basic financial accounting concepts and principles.

  • Explain the format and use of the financial statements for healthcare organizations.

  • Apply basic financial statement analysis techniques to evaluate the financial condition and performance of healthcare organizations.

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February 2024

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20 assignments

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level
No prior experience required
15 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

This week provides an introduction to healthcare financial accounting. The learning objectives are: (1) define the term financial accounting; (2) describe the unique characteristics of the healthcare industry that impact the work of financial accountants; and (3)summarize the basic principles applied by financial accountants when they prepare the financial statements.

What's included

4 videos8 readings4 assignments

This week, we'll continue our discussion of the financial statements. The learning objectives are: (1) explain the purpose and content of the balance sheet; and (2) explain the purpose and content of the statement of operations.

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6 videos6 readings5 assignments

This week we'll continue our discussion of the financial statements. There are three learning objectives: (1) explain the purpose and contents of the statement of changes in net assets; (2) explain the purpose and contents of the statement of cash flows; and (3) use the notes to complement the information provided in the financial statements of a health care organization.

What's included

4 videos6 readings6 assignments

This week, we will wrap up our introduction to healthcare, financial accounting by exploring how we can use the information provided in the financial statements to evaluate the financial position and performance of a health care organization. There are three learning objectives: (1) describe the three primary techniques used in financial statement analysis; (2) compute key financial ratios to assess the profitability, liquidity, capital structure and efficiency of a healthcare organization; and (3) develop recommendations to improve the financial performance of a health organization, based on the results of your financial statement analysis.

What's included

7 videos5 readings5 assignments

Instructor

Simone Singh
University of Michigan
3 Courses455 learners

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