This course provides an overview of the economics of health care. The various payers are examined, including private, state, and federal entities. Issues such as the cost effectiveness of prevention, the management of patients and their diseases, as well as the cost of treatment settings are discussed. Third party reimbursement from various sources, ranging from for-profit insurance carriers to charitable donations, are reviewed. The health care system's use of grant funding and research dollars is described.
Identify the drivers and barriers for health care reform.
Describe the major issues that could have an economic effect on health care in the future.
Health Care Resources
Identify common methods and tools used to address financial and economic challenges in the health care industry.
Describe the utilization of cost-benefit analysis in health care.
Explain the role of heath care providers on economics.
Identify the major health care payers that affect economics.
Health Care Spending
Discuss the effect of heath care spending on supply and demand.
Summarize the impact of marketing on health care spending.
Identify the major sources of health care spending.
Describe the various payment sources and mechanisms in the health care industry.
Current Economic Trends in Health Care
Determine the major types of markets associated with health care.
Identify the effect of lifestyle choices on the demand for health care services.
Describe the influence of government on health care economics.
An Overview of Health Care Economics
Describe the flow of health care funding.
Examine the history and evolution of heath care economics.
Define basic health care economic terms.
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