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309.620.20 MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE

Term: Winter I term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

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

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Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a mid-term and a take-home final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 24
Enrollment Restriction: Open only to officially enrolled students in the Pacific Rim DrPH cohort
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

All students must obtain consent from Judy Holzer for this section only.

For consent, contact: jholzer@jhpsh.edu
Prerequisite:

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.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015