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Managed Care and Health Insurance

East Baltimore
3rd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Fri 02/16/2018 - Fri 02/23/2018
Class Times:
Course taught on February 16, 20, 23, 2018 from 8:30-5:00 pm each day.
  • Tu F,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Judith Holzer

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. Explores population care management techniques, provider payment, organizational integration, quality and accountability, cost-containment, and public policy.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify issues related to the design, function, management, regulation and evaluation of health insurance programs and managed care organizations, including HMOs
  2. Distinguish between both private and public sector programs available within the U.S. and other countries with organized health care programs
  3. Function as managers, policy analysts or evaluators of health insurance/managed care programs
Methods of Assessment:

Participation: 10%, Short answer questions: 20%, Short paper: 35%, In-class Assignment: 5%, Short essays: 30%

Enrollment Restriction:

Part-time DrPH students in the Tsinghua cohort only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

enrollment restricted to students in the Tsinghua DrPH cohort only

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a 3-day period in Baltimore. Students are required to complete assignments prior to the start of class. The final assignments will be due April 6, 2018.