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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Module 1

9 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Introduction to Health Insurance5m
The Structure of Health Insurance5m
Medicare5m
Medicaid and Other Government Programs4m
The Iron Triangle of Health Care9m
Alternative Payment Models8m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 1 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2

6 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Cost Sharing8m
The Price of Insurance9m
Adverse Selection8m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 2 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3

8 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Physician Agency9m
Introduction to Hospitals: Part 16m
Introduction to Hospitals: Part 26m
Cost Shifting9m
Cross Subsidization9m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 3 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4

5 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Introduction to Regulation8m
Introduction to Antitrust8m
1 reading
PDF of Module 4 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from The Economics of Health Care Delivery

By JBJan 27th 2019

Very interesting introduction to the market and governmental forces behind our healthcare system. I enjoyed that the instructor has direct research experience on this topic and spoke candidly.

By JTJul 11th 2019

Well crafted and delivered. great introduction to the health care market, applicable to any setting.

Instructors

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Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD

Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
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Guy David, PhD

Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Associate Professor of Health Care Management
Department of Health Care Management

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

About the The Business of Health Care Specialization

This Specialization was designed to help you keep pace with the rapidly changing world of health and health care. Through partnership with Wharton and Penn Medicine, you’ll learn from experts in business acumen, health care management, and health care policy to develop the skills you’ll need to successfully navigate the quickly evolving landscape of this fast-growing field.* By the end of this specialization, you will have a strong foundational understanding of the American health care system, along with the basic financial and management skills to make better, well-informed decisions that improve the cost and quality of the health care you or your enterprise provides. *The employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. “Occupational Outlook handbook 2016-17 Edition. Medical and Health Services Managers.”...
The Business of Health Care

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