Cost:

Free for HFMA Members
Buy HFMA Membership to Attend

Audience:

Hospitals and Other Providers
Physicians and Other Practitioners

Career level:

Experienced Professional
Executive
Mid-Senior

Recommended for:

Managed Care
Accountable Care
Business Operations
Clinical Operations
Healthcare Economics
Patient Engagement
Reimbursement

Delivery Method:

Self Study

Advance Preparation:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Course Availability:

18 Months

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Course | Intermediate | Healthcare Reform

Trends in Healthcare Policy

Course | Intermediate | Healthcare Reform

Trends in Healthcare Policy

Description

This course explores trends in the ongoing development of state and federal healthcare policies and covers topics related to the national healthcare debate. It also discusses increased employer and consumer awareness and its impact on healthcare policies, outcomes-based reimbursement approaches, and improved outcomes and increased value through coordination of care. The course examines the key issues behind healthcare reform and the main elements of the 2010 law.

Estimated course completion time: 30 minutes
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Recognize major discussion points in the national healthcare debate
  • Recognize the factors that have led to increased employer advocacy
  • Recognize the effects of increased employer advocacy
  • Recognize the factors that have led to increased consumer awareness
  • Recognize the effects of increased consumer awareness
  • Describe the typical characteristics of CDHPs
  • Describe the typical characteristics of HSAs
  • Recognize the principles behind outcomes-based reimbursement and incentives related to pay-for-performance programs
  • Define evidence-based medicine
  • Define healthcare report cards
  • Identify the benefits and implications of improved coordination of care
  • Recognize the key issues behind healthcare reform and name the main elements of PPACA

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