Current Issues in Health Policy

HPAM-GP.2836, 3 points.

Semester: Spring, Fall


Required for M.P.A. health policy specialization students.

This course is an introduction to major health policy issues and examines the role of government in the health care system. An important focus of the course is an assessment of the role of policy analysis in the formation and implementation of national and local health policy. Because much of government health policy relates to or is implemented through payment systems, emphasis will be placed on the discussion of the policy implications of how government pays for care. The role of the legal system with respect to adverse medical outcomes, economic rights, and individual rights is also discussed. Proposals for health policy reform at the national and local level are examined throughout the course, as well as Medicare and Medicaid reforms currently being implemented or considered.

Prerequisites: none

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2016John BillingsSyllabus
Spring 2015John BillingsSyllabus
Spring 2014John BillingsSyllabus
Fall 2013John BillingsSyllabus
Spring 2011John BillingsSyllabus
Spring 2013John BillingsSyllabus
Fall 2012John BillingsSyllabus
Fall 2010John BillingsSyllabus
Fall 2009John BillingsSyllabus
Spring 2010Gerry GoodrichSyllabus
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Summer 2009John BillingsSyllabus
Spring 2009Michael BirnbaumSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2015John BillingsEvaluation
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Fall 2014John BillingsEvaluation
Spring 2014John BillingsEvaluation
Fall 2013John BillingsEvaluation
Spring 2013John BillingsEvaluation
Spring 2012Billings, JohnEvaluation
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Weekly Schedule:
Fri - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Session Dates:
09/09/2016 to 09/09/2016
09/23/2016 to 09/23/2016
10/07/2016 to 10/07/2016
10/21/2016 to 10/21/2016

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