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Policy and Regulation in Health Care




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Course level: Doctorate Courses

Contemporary administration requires a thorough understanding of the federal policy and regulatory development process. Students analyze the history of health financing legislation, as well as regulatory implications of both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This course examines the impact of emerging social, ethical, legal, and political issues on the future of the health care system. Emphasis is on the creation of innovative models of health care delivery.


This doctorate level course requires proof of completion of a Master's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the historical foundations of health policy and its reform in the United States.
  • Synthesize the combined effects of emerging social, economic, ethical, legal, and political forces on health care systems.
  • Critique initiatives that address possible gaps in current health care policy and delivery.
  • Assess the leadership styles, societal variables, and market forces that influence health care policy in the global environment.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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