May 28, 2024  
2006-2007 Catalog 
2006-2007 Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HA 360 - Introduction to Managed Care

Provides students with a better understanding of how managed care creates a medical practice environment filled with rapid and unpredictable change. Managed care is a system designed to keep people healthy and one wherein providers of care are at risk and held accountable for the health of the patient populations they serve. Managed care is also presented as a work in progress in which optimal health outcomes can best be obtained when health plans, purchasers both public and private, as well as providers work together as empowered partners. The course is intended to guide and improve the student’s under-standing of managed care principles, and provide a working knowledge of the basic structure and behavior of managed care organizations, the delivery system’s organizational responses, the financial arrangements and incentives involved, and the influences on medical practice and service utilization.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 343.

Credits: 3

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