HC 4005 - Healthcare Macroeconomics
This course focuses on macro analysis of the current financial state of healthcare in the United States. The interrelationships of value, quality, and price are analyzed. The importance of transparency of quality and its effect on value is articulated. Compensation and payer models are compared including the role of employer benefits, private health insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid, and various mechanisms used to cover the costs of prescription drugs. Current issues, such as pay for performance, cost saving through prevention, cost shifting, and healthcare for the aging, are discussed.
NOTE: This course is not offered this term. Please refer to the annual schedule for Healthcare Leadership to see the next time this course is offered.