PAM 5630

PAM 5630

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Focuses on the financial analyses that managers in the health care industry use to make strategic and operating decisions. Begins by examining how health insurers design and price their products and manage enrollees' medical expenditures. Next reviews two different methods of valuing a medical product/service, and two methods of estimating the value of a company. The four valuation methods covered are net present value of free cash flows, decision tree analysis/real options, multiples, and the venture capital method. Seven cases allow students to apply these skills to examine decisions/situations such as determining why a Medicare HMO is losing money and recommending a redesigned benefit and reimbursement structure, estimating a health system's profitability by product line; valuing a drug that is being developed, valuing a pharmaceutical company, and valuing a drug using decision-free analysis in determining whether a medical device company should go public and how it should price its products.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 5620 or other financial management course.

  • Develop and justify operating and strategic decisions for various health care organizations.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14214 PAM 5630   LEC 001

  • Priority enrollment for Sloan students.