309.620.20 Managed Care and Health Insurance
- Health Policy and Management
- Winter Inst. term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
This course is intended for students with some basic knowledge of the US health care system. 300.651 or a similar courses or consent of instructor.
Presents an overview of major issues related to the design, function, management, regulation, and evaluation of health insurance and managed care plans. Provides a firm foundation in basic concepts pertaining to private and public sector health insurance/benefit plans, both as provided by employers and government agencies such as Medicaid and Medicare. Key topics include population care management techniques, provider payment, organizational integration, quality and accountability, cost-containment, and public policy. The course makes extensive use of outside experts Course is relevant for management- or policy-oriented students who will be working in, or interrelating with, public and private (both for-profit and not-for-profit) health insurance plans and organized delivery systems such as HMOs and hospital/physician “integrated” delivery systems. Course is also relevant to students who will be researching and analyzing these systems. Although the emphasis is placed on the US, the mat
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on a mid-term and a take-home final exam.
- Enrollment Restriction:
Open only to officially enrolled students in the Pacific Rim DrPH cohort
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
- Consent Note:
All students must obtain consent from Judy Holzer for this section only.
- For consent, contact: