Describe the history and evolution of health care economics and the timeline of health care funding, using the defined terms.

WEEK 1 – Individual
Assignment (10 pts) : Economic Terms and Health Care
History
Resource: Economic Terms and
Health Care History grading criteria on the
student website.
Complete the Economic Terms
Exercise in Week One of the student website.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper
in which you include the following:
· Describe the history
and evolution of health care economics and the timeline of health
care funding, using the defined terms.
· Include two outside
resources.
Format your paper consistent with
APA guidelines.
Submit your paper and a copy of
the completed exercise to your facilitator.
Discussion Questions
WEEK 2 – Learning Team
Assignment: Health Care Reform Project, Part
I
Resource: Health Care Reform Project, Part 1 grading
criteria on the student website.
Select a current health care
economic issue, such as managed care, health care spending,
prescription drugs, the influence of current legislation on health
care, medical care for an aging population, or the influence of
illegal immigrants on health care economics in theUnited States.

Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in which
you address the following:
· Describe the issue.
· Perform a literature search on the issue.
Find at least three articles and provide a summary of the
articles.
· Research, identify, and describe three
possible solutions. The solutions do not need to be extensive, but
must represent solutions identified in your research.
· Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.
Discussion Questions
WEEK 3 – Individual
Assignment: Health Care Spending Paper
Resource: Health Care Spending
Paper grading criteria on the student website.
Write a 1,250- to 1,750-word
paper in which you explain your position on national health care
spending in theUnited States. Include information on the
following:
o The level of current national health care
expenditures
o Whether the spending is too much or not enough
o Where the nation should add or cut, and why
o How the public’s health care needs are paid for,
such as being financed by various payers, while indicating the
percent of total expenditures they represent
Provide a forecast of the
following:
o The future economic needs of the health care
system
o Why these needs must be addressed
o How you envision these needs will be financed
Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.
Discussion Questions
WEEK 4 – Individual
Assignment: Economic Issues Simulation
Paper
3. Learning Team Instructions

Review the Health Care Economics Issues HMO Simulation.

Resource: Economic Issues Simulation Paper grading criteria on
the student website.

Select either Constructit or E-editor to analyze for your
paper.

Prepare a 1050- to 1400 paper in which you present a profile of
the chosen company including the demographics of the employees, the
health care risk factors (potential areas of high utilization), and
the premiums the company is willing to pay.

As a representative of Castor insurance, your job is to
maximize profit and minimize risk for the company. Based on your
analysis of potential utilization, give at least two reasons why
each plan could be selected. Then state which plan you would select
to sell to your chosen company? What are the reasons for this
decision? Why did you not select the other plans offered?

Review the Week Four
objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.
Continue working on the Health Care
Reform Project, Part II assignment, due in Week Five.
Discussion Questions
WEEK 5 – Learning Team
Assignment: Health Care Reform Project, Part II
Resource: Health Care
Reform Project, Part II grading criteria on the student
website.
Prepare a
Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation
in which you summarize health care reform
material.
Assume you are making a
presentation to the board of directors concerning your
investigation into the selected economic issue.
Have a minimum of 10 to 15
slides with extensive speaker’s notes, augmenting and expanding on
the information presented in each slide.
Include the following in
your presentation:
o Determine and explain which solution is most
effective.
o Explain your reasoning for choosing the
solution.
o Explain why the solution will work.
List the steps needed to
implement your solution.
post evaluations by Day 7 Monday.
None this week !!!! For participation
requirement communication in the team
threads will
count.
Discussion Questions


 

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