Year 2 Semester 2
This course will provide an introduction to the theories and methods involved in the development of healthcare policy, and the role of healthcare professionals working in interdisciplinary teams. Students will examine the historical and contemporary approaches used in analyzing complex health policy issues. Throughout the course the tools used in the analysis, decision and policy making process, and in policy design, implementation, and evaluation will be discussed. Must be taken after core courses are completed.
The focus of the course will be on the role and function of managed care organizations as it pertains to the management of health insurance. Students will evaluate the various types of health insurance options that are available to consumers, and analyze the inter-workings of managed care operations. Emphasis will be placed on laws and regulations, accreditation and performance management, member services, budgeting, and patient protection and affordable care act. Must be taken after core courses are completed.
Year 3 Semester 1
This course provides the student the basic structure of a corporate compliance program including laws and penalties surrounding compliance and monitoring/auditing practices. The course will identify areas of concern and risk for various healthcare settings. Must be taken after core courses are completed.