Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act: Course Duration: 8 weeks
In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was enacted. Over the next decade or more, the Act will dramatically re-structure the American health care system.
This course will explore the history and structure of the current American health care system, including the history of and problems with employment-based health insurance, the challenges surrounding access, cost and quality, and the medical malpractice conundrum. The course will then explore the history of health care reform and the challenges that were overcome to achieve health reform in America. Finally, we will delineate the specific ways that the Affordable Care Act improves access and quality, and will control costs. Throughout lessons regarding health economics, health policy, and medical practice will be elucidated.
Health Insurance and Managed Care: Course Duration: 3 weeks
Presents an overview of major issues related to the design, function, management, regulation, and evaluation of health insurance and managed care plans. Provides a firm foundation in basic concepts pertaining to private and public sector health insurance/benefit plans, both as provided by employers and government agencies such as Medicaid and Medicare. Key topics include population care management techniques, provider payment, organizational integration, quality and accountability, cost-containment, and public policy.
The course makes extensive use of outside experts Course is relevant for management- or policy-oriented students who will be working in, or interrelating with, public and private (both for-profit and not-for-profit) health insurance plans and organized delivery systems such as HMOs and hospital/physician "integrated" delivery systems. Course is also relevant to students who will be researching and analyzing these systems.
HIPAA Privacy and Security: Course Duration: 8 Hours
Health care providers are subject to numerous state and Federal laws addressing the use and disclosure of an individual’s health information. This course is designed to cover every aspect of HIPAA and equip employees with the knowledge to conform to its required standards. This course is taught in two parts.
Part 1: HIPAA Privacy Rule. The following will be discussed during this portion of the course: Introduction to HIPAA, Important Definitions associated with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Information Covered by the Privacy Rule, How to Handle Requests for PHI, Appropriate Use and Disclosure under the Privacy Rule, Patient Rights under the Privacy Rule, and Privacy Practices and Breaches of Confidentiality
Part 2: HIPAA Security Rule. The following will be discussed during this portion of the course: Introduction to the HIPAA Security Rule, Why Do We Need the Security Rule?, Who Does the Security Rule Apply To?, How Does an Organization Comply with the Security Rule?, and How Does an Employee Comply with the Security Rule?
OSHA Safety Training for Healthcare Workers: Course Duration 8 Hours
This information-packed workshop offers the cost-effective solutions you need to keep your people safe-and to keep OSHA inspectors off your doorstep! You’ll get a comprehensive update on the very latest in OSHA’s ever-changing requirements. During this workshop you will gain an understanding of the following: Workplace Bloodborne Pathogens, Spill Clean-up, Back Safety for healthcare, Medical Hand Washing, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).