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309.620.01 Managed Care and Health Insurance

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jonathan Weiner
Course Instructor:
Resources:
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.

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. 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:

short quizzes (15%); discussion paper (30%) and final paper (55%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required