HCTM 301 US Healthcare Policies and Delivery Systems • 5 Cr.
Introduction to the US types of healthcare delivery systems. Students will identify laws, regulations, standards, initiatives, and payment systems; learn the impact of policies and procedures applicable to the various healthcare organizations; and gain an appreciation of the roles and disciplines of providers throughout the US healthcare system. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:?Present the history and evolution of the US healthcare system ?Discuss and debate the advantages and limitations of the US healthcare system, comparing to systems in other countries ?Outline the role of the federal, state, and local governments in the provision of healthcare ?Identify and describe the regulators of healthcare, including government and non-government entities ?Differentiate the different roles and structure of the various healthcare organizations responsible for providing healthcare ?Analyze the impact of the current and upcoming legislation that affects and/or regulates the healthcare delivery systems in the US ?Articulate the impact of the roles and responsibilities of the governing body and administrative heads in healthcare organizations ?Research the policies and procedures applicable to the various healthcare organizations ?Differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of healthcare ?Define current mechanisms of financing healthcare, and debate strengths and limitations ?Outline the various laws, regulations, standards and initiatives that govern and impact the healthcare system ?Give an overview of information system policies and procedures required by national health information initiatives ?Evaluate the current laws, accreditation, licensure, and certification standards related to health information initiatives from the national, state, local, and facility levels ?Discuss the changing regulations among various payment systems for healthcare services such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care… ?Present the trends in US healthcare delivery systems and debate challenges moving forward