Running Head: MID-TERM PROJECT 1
11 February 2014
Instructor: Katia Heard MHA,CHES
MID-TERM PROJECT 2
Health care administrator or health services administrator generally “conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services, and coordinating financial reporting” (My next move,2010). Most health care administrators work in an office environment. They can direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of the personal. A health care administrator also evaluates work activities of nursing, technical, and medical staff. In a larger facility, such as a hospital, a health care administrator would “maintain communication between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads by attending board meeting and coordination interdepartmental functioning” (My next move, 2010). Also, one of the other responsibilities would be to make and maintain a policy and procedure manual and implementing those policies.
The educational requirements for becoming a Health care administrator is a least a Bachelor’s degree, however larger facilities require that you get a Master’s degree. The Master’s degree should be in Health services administration, nursing administration, or business administration. “For some generalist positions and for all specialist positions, employers seek an applicant who has had some clinical experience (as a nurse or therapist, for example” (MS Healthcareers, 2002-2004). All states require nursing care facility administrators to be licensed (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Jan 2014). A license is not required in the other areas of medical and health services management.
One of the main current health issues that will affect my career as a health care administrator is the change from ICD-9-CM codes to ICD-10-CM codes (Hicks, 2014). The coding sets are increasing from 17,000 to 140,000 (Hicks,...