309.620.01 MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE
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. Uses outside experts extensively.
The goal of this class is to provide an overview of major issues related to the design, function, management, regulation, and evaluation of health insurance programs and managed care organizations, including HMOs. The focus will be on both private and public sector programs. The emphasis will be placed on the US, though the course should be of relevance to organized health care programs in other nations. The main learning objective of this course is to increase the effectiveness of classmembers (appropriate to their educational program) as managers, policy analysts, public health advocates, or researchers/evaluators working with -- or within -- these types of organizations. Specifically, students will be able to better function as managers, policy analysts or evaluators dealing with the following health insurance/ managed care issue areas: - Finance and organization - Network structure - Medical management - Quality monitoring and improvement - Special need populations - Mental health - Pharmacy benefits
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify issues related to the design, function, management, regulation and evaluation of health insurance programs and managed care organizations, including HMOs
Distinguish between both private and public sector programs available within the US and other countries with organized health care programs
Function as managers, policy analysts or evaluators of health insurance/managed care programs
- Monday 9:00 - 10:20
- Wednesday 9:00 - 10:20
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.