In today's complex world, the success of medical treatment depends on a variety of factors. Unlike yesteryear, procedures are more invasive and complex requiring more administrative tracking and follow up. Nowadays, successful medical treatment requires complex diagnosis procedures such as M.R.I., Tomography, Cat Scan, Blood works, hormone testing etc. as well as complex treatment procedures. Diagnoses and medical treatments need to conform to local state and federal guidelines. In addition, complex insurance guidelines and protocols also demand attention in any medical facility. Therefore a Health Administration Consultant is always needed in the medical sector.
A Health Admin Consultant is generally responsible for overseeing the operations in a medical facility. Although a medical director will be responsible for medical treatment procedures; in contrast a Health Administrator will be responsible for all logistical support, quality control, conformity issues, quality assurance issues, health regulation issues, legal issues, case management and clinical flow analysis. Thus a Health Admin Consultant will be responsible for the business side of the medical facilities. Although a medical facility will have an administrative staff, a Health admin Consultant will provide an objective and unbiased help to the administration staff.
A Health Admin Consultant is required to have a minimum of a Bachelors degree. Of course, this is only the minimum requirement, as a Health Admin Consultant should have a public administration degree, hospital administration, and health services administration degree to be successful. In some cases, having a business administration degree can be a useful asset that will allow success. Many Health Admin Consultants will receive a monthly consultant fee for overseeing the operations in a medical facility.
However, in cases where a Health Admin Consultant is called in to mediate a dispute, then the consultant may charge by the hour or by the case. Therefore, “higher the degree, then the higher the income” is the general rule in the medical sector. There are many consultants who have a MBA or even a Ph.D. that allow them to receive more than $100,000 a year. Sometimes Health Admin Consultants work in the public sector since local government may hire the Consultant as a Health Admin Consultant to over see governmental health facilities and increase the over all productivity. It is also necessary to understand and be well versed in all local, state and federal requirements when getting into this field. Most Consultants in this field have had previous health related jobs. Whether as an RN, public health or rehab specialist these fields will give the individual a basic understanding of what is required.
Therefore a Health Admin Consultant is extremely important for any clinic or medical organization. They will be responsible for payroll, Labor Relations, Risk Management, Benefits, Forms, External Resources and the like. Also in any evolving organization, the Health Admin Consultant can help define the parameters for successful growth. In this field high caliber Consultants are sought.