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What you will learn

  • The major challenges of the U.S.healthcare system

  • Issues you may encounter in efforts to improve healthcare delivery and the healthcare system

  • Who the key stakeholders are in the U.S. healthcare system

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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Overview of Health Care Systems and Key Challenges They Face

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
12 videos
A Simple Interaction Between Providers and Patients2m
The Problem of Risk4m
Solving the Problem of Risk: Risk Pooling6m
Insurance and Intermediaries for Risk Pooling7m
Beyond Patients, Providers, and Intermediaries: Other Players in the Health Care System2m
Overview of the Types and Roles of Intermediaries2m
Overview of the Types and Roles of Providers6m
Providers and Levels of Care4m
The Challenge of Rising Health Care Costs5m
The Challenges of Quality and Access4m
Lessons for AI and Data4m
2 readings
Video Image Credit
Study Guide Module 15m
4 practice exercises
Reflection Exercise10m
Reflection Exercise10m
Reflection Execise10m
Knowledge Check30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Physicians, Physician Practices, and Physician Payment

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Physicians, Intermediaries, and Networks7m
Fee for Service Payment4m
Procedure Codes and Diagnosis Codes3m
The Medicare Fee Schedule4m
Capitation Payment Systems: Overview and Structure4m
Capitation Payment Systems: Scope of Capitation2m
Episode-Based Payment Systems and Salary Systems3m
Risk Shifting in Physician Payment and Multi-Layered Physician Payment Arrangements5m
Incentives Created by Physician Payments3m
Lessons for AI and Data3m
Wrap Up38s
1 reading
Study Guide Module 25m
3 practice exercises
Reflection Exercise10m
Reflection Exercise10m
Knowledge Check30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Hospitals, Other Provider Organizations, and Related Payment Systems

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
13 videos
How Hospitals Relate to Physicians and Intermediaries3m
Hospital Payment Methods: Charge Masters/FFS and Per Diem3m
Hospital Payment Methods: DRGs6m
Hospital Payment Methods: Global Budgets2m
Hospital Payment Topics: Payments for Inpatient vs Outpatient Services, Hospital vs Physician Payments; Charges and Payments5m
Risk and Incentives in Hospital Payment5m
Independent Facilities - Structure and Payment3m
Health Care Systems and Larger Provider Organizations6m
Pay for Performance4m
EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs3m
Providers, Provider Incentives, Data, and Tools3m
Wrap Up1m
2 readings
Video Image Credit
Study Guide Module 35m
4 practice exercises
Reflection Exercise10m
Reflection Exercise10m
Reflection Exercise10m
Knowledge Check30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Intermediaries, Health Insurance Plans, and Health Care Financing

2 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 57 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
15 videos
Intermediaries and the Broad Challenges Facing Health Care Systems3m
Networks and Selective Contracting4m
Provider Payment Methods and Levels2m
Patient Cost Sharing6m
Utilization Review, Gatekeepes, and Other Methods of Directly Influencing Care4m
Coverage Decisions2m
Combinations and Tradeoffs3m
Three Stereotypical Plan Designs: "Traditional," HMO, and PPO5m
Some More Recent Trends in Plan Design1m
Public and Private Plans (and Employer-Provided Private Insurance in the U.S.)5m
The U.S. Medicare Program6m
The U.S. Medicaid Program2m
Intermediaries: Lessons for Innovators2m
Wrap Up55s
1 reading
Study Guide Module 45m
3 practice exercises
Reflection Exericse10m
Reflection Exercise10m
Knowledge Check30m

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