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Richard Belloff

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Belloff - rfbihst

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Richard Belloff

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Belloff - rfbihst

Education

BS in finance, The Philadelphia University; MBA, Rider University; DBA in strategic management, St. John's University (France)

Bio

Dr. Rich Belloff was an assistant professor supporting a MHA program in Des Moines, Iowa until early 2017. He assisted in revising the program curriculum and efforts leading to the program receiving specialty accreditation from CAHME. Prior to entering academia, Rich served for over 15 years in a number of senior leadership roles in managed care industry including senior management consultant, president/CEO and executive director.

Dr. Belloff is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a former member of ACHE of Iowa, Board of Directors. He also recently achieved his credential with the Academy for Healthcare Management. Rich is a sought-after speaker in health care and academic circles providing insight on provider sponsored health plans, value-based health care, medical plan inflation, clinical leadership, curriculum mapping for competency achievement, etc. He is an active member of the MS program supporting curriculum development and learning outcomes management.

Dr. Belloff teaches in the areas of health care financial management, strategy formulation and implementation. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and advising roles. Rich’s students enthusiastically comment on his ability to explain complex concepts and how it applies to their interests in health care, the detailed feedback he provides and how responsive he is to questions. One student wrote, “Dr. Belloff brought real world experience into the class room, not only through his use of case studies, but also through his personal career experience.”

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Currently Teaching

HLTH-730
3 Credits
This course provides a basic understanding of health services financial management. We begin with elementary accounting concepts and then focus on financial statement preparation and analysis. Special topics areas include discounted cash flow, risk, capital investments evaluation, debt/equity financing, and financial decision making models such as break-even analysis, cash flow forecasting and the like.
HLTH-731
3 Credits
This course builds on the foundational learning from Health Care Financial Management I: Principles & Practice. Course emphasis will be on for-profit entities within the health care sector. The course goes into greater depth on discounted cash flow analysis, risk, financial performance evaluation, capital investments, capital budgeting, debt, and equity financing. A key objective of this class is to develop the student’s ability to engage in long-term financial modeling. Students will complete a comprehensive financial forecast as their final graded assessment for this field of study.
HLTH-746
3 Credits
This is the second of three courses in the MHSA program that require students to be on campus. These “immersion” courses will be scheduled over a long weekend and will entail full days on campuses well as pre- and post-course work completed online. The concept is to immerse students in a series of experiences to support their development as high function managers and leaders within the health care industry. This course builds on the first Leading Health Care Systems course and provides a in-depth examination of advanced management and leadership knowledge, skills and values required of contemporary leaders within health care systems.
HLTH-796
3 Credits
Having an effective organizational strategy is an essential component of all successful entities. Yet, practicing managers often engage in strategy formulation with very different conceptions of strategy and the strategic process. This course reviews the historical development of modern strategic theory and practice, with a focus on the works of Porter, Minztberg, and Barney. More importantly, the course will address and utilize various analytical frameworks which infuse the strategic process with intellectual rigor while retaining the essence of strategy that is innovative and creative.