Introduction to Healthcare Finance

Value-based Care, Consumerism, Fraud, Waste and Abuse! What do these buzz words have in common?  This introductory healthcare finance course provides foundational understanding of these key concepts and how they are shaping the future of healthcare. We will explore the various types of healthcare payers, payment methodologies and the pitfalls most associated with the US Healthcare payment system. We will examine current developments and initiatives to address these policy concerns and debate their remediation potential.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify and explain the differences between the various types of healthcare payers in the US.
  • Students will be able to describe the US healthcare system of reimbursement and explain the quality versus quantity dilemma.
  • Students will be able to articulate the complexity of DRG, ICD-10 and CPT coding and relate it to current issues with reimbursement and regulatory compliance.
  • Students will be able to explain alternative payment methodologies and evaluate their potential for resolving regulatory compliance and quality of care policy concerns.

Target Audience

  • Accounting Personnel
  • Administrative Personnel
  • Billing Office Personnel
  • Clinical Personnel
  • Coding Personnel
  • Financial Analysts/Managers
  • Medical Office Administrators/Managers
  • Revenue Cycle Personnel
  • Quality Care Coordinators



Suggested Materials

Course Materials will consist primarily of

  • Discussion Case Studies
  • Scholarly Research Articles
  • Healthcare Finance Journal/News Articles

Available Dates

Directions: Select one of the available sessions listed below. The link will take you to the Canvas platform, where you may register for the course.

Please note that registration is currently limited to Tampa General Hospital team members. 

  • Introduction to Healthcare Finance (Virtual) Monday 5/10/2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Introduction to Healthcare Finance (Virtual) Thursday 6/10/2021 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Introduction to Healthcare Finance (Virtual) Thursday 7/1/2021 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Instructor Name

Sam Champagnie

Instructor's Organization

Florida Medical Clinic