This course is intended for current and future health care leaders interested in learning about how the business of health care is financed and managed; key stakeholders’ roles and motivations in the delivery and access of health services, e.g., consumerism as a tool for utilization management.
At the end of the course, students will understand:
• Evolving changes for the financing of health care and the shift of burden from corporation to consumer
• The dynamics of the relationship between the employer and the insurance organization and how that influences consumers
• How health insurance organizations are organized and regulated today and the impact of health policy on the cost and delivery
• The symbiotic roles of providers and insurance organizations as both health care partners and patient/member advocates
Prerequisites:HPAM-GP.4830 or permission of instructor