MHCA 6340

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Healthcare Policy and its Economic Implications

This core course focuses on the major dimensions of health policy, analyzing key contemporary issues in healthcare policy with their macro and microeconomic impacts. This includes the design and structure of the U.S. healthcare system, its policy making process, initiatives, the roles of government, the private sector, consumers and advocacy groups in setting policy agenda. Economically, content includes supply and demand, efficiency, reimbursement, a policy's impact on regulation and its economic theory, competitive markets, marginal benefit and costs analyses, and production and distribution of healthcare services. This course may be delivered in a blended or online format.

Credit Hours
MHCA 5335
Additional Prerequisites

MHCA 5335 or program director approval

School of Arts and Sciences