HIT 5301 The US Healthcare System

(web-based instruction)

3 semester credit hours 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor 

This course will present a survey of the modern American health care system. The course will focus on the major pieces of legislation that serve as the foundation of the current US health care structures. Topics in the course will include Medicare, Medicaid, and HIPAA, their impacts on financing, health care access and professional roles. The course will integrate current legislative actions, public concerns, implications, and discussions surrounding healthcare reform.