HCA420 Healthcare Delivery Systems

This course introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation, current and future directions of the major components of the American healthcare delivery system. It examines the ways in which the healthcare services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact healthcare public policy decisions and the factors that determine the allocation of healthcare resources. This course will also discuss the current payment and reimbursement systems, accrediting agencies applicable to healthcare, the functions of health care providers, organizational patterns of healthcare facilities, medical staff organization, and bylaws and to the health information management profession from its beginnings to the present.



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