Course: HSCI 619. Third Party Payer Impact on Health Delivery (3)
Prerequisite: Classified graduate status in Health Administration. Examines how third-party pay mechanisms, including traditional indemnity insurance/fee-for-service, Medicare and Medicaid, prospective payment systems, various managed care models and other forms, impact provider and consumer behavior, and risk management. Other items include, Workers Compensation, disability insurance and liability insurance for the healing arts professions, self-insured employers and ERISA, and the impact of these mechanisms on access to care, quality and consumer/provider economic incentives.