Aug 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) 
    
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MMHA 5050 - U.S. Healthcare Delivery System


(5 cr.) Through this course, students are helped to understand the structure and components of health services and the health services delivery system in the United States. The components of the system, including patients, organizations, healthcare professionals, public and private third-party payers, regulators, reimbursement and reimbursement methods, and technology are identified and described, including the continuum of healthcare services such as hospitals and hospital systems, ambulatory care services, long-term care services, wellness/prevention services, and community/public health services. In addition, in the course, students are provided with an abbreviated history of health and health services in the United States and address the nature of population illness and disease. Contextual factors and challenges that are linked to the healthcare delivery system are addressed, and the impact of these challenges on the delivery of services and healthcare management are explored.



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