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Course Number: 91-862

Managed Care

Units: 6

The transition from fee for service to capitation has greatly altered the healthcare environment. New structures and different operations have resulted which makes it critical for public managers to understand and integrate. The course will follow the managed care model from the employer perspective to the insurers to the providers. It will also discuss managed care operations including captitation, risk, outcomes, disease management, contracts, and economic forces. Case examples from actual settings will be utilized such that students will be able to tie theory to practice.

The class will be highly interactive and applicable. If the student completes the assignments (tests, case studies, readings), attends all of the class sessions, and readily participates, they will be able to utilize the material immediately. Students registering for this class must have an understanding of the United States healthcare delivery system, basic terminolgy, and quanitative economic analysis, but no prior knowledge of managed care is necessary.