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Principles and Applications of Advanced Payment Models in Population Health Management

2nd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
LaKeasha Wormley

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


The health care services delivery landscape is rapidly transforming. New competencies are required for clinicians, especially physicians, and mid-level managers or administrators in order to effectively navigate and succeed under value-based reimbursement models and population-oriented health delivery initiatives being demanded by federal and state governments.

Presents an overview of major issues related to the design, function, management, regulation, and evaluation of health insurance and managed care plans and implications for population health management. Provides a firm foundation in basic concepts pertaining to private and public sector health insurance/benefit plans. Includes key topics such as, population care delivery and payment innovations and management techniques, provider payment models, risk-sharing and other incentives for organizational integration, quality and accountability, cost-containment. Reviews innovative payment models and initiatives supporting health care providers and health care organizations in testing alternative care delivery in the context of three core strategies for improving the US health system: improving the way health care providers are paid, improving the way care is delivered, and increasing the availability of information to guide decision-making.

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 on managing care organizations, including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  2. Distinguish between both private and public sector programs and the impact on delivery system transformation of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) payment initiatives
  3. Evaluate the impact of payment models on population health programs and stakeholders and the impact of the various models on health care expenditures and utilization, beneficiary and health care provider experiences with care, and, where feasible, health outcomes
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Quizzes
  • 30% Discussion Board
  • 45% Group Work

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to MHA students in HPM only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Restricted to MHA students in HPM only

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