UMD HLSA 733 Entire Class
University of Maryland HLSA 733 Topics in Health Care Reform Entire Class
An overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) and the major health care reforms explicitly included in the law, while also considering the state implementation decisions and provider innovation that has occurred over time due to the ACA is provided. It will address issues of implementation of Medicaid expansion, the state, and federal Exchange, costs of care and efficiency, improving quality and patient safety as well as prevention and public health. We will discuss the actual process of passing the law, what compromises were made, the funding sources, recent changes, regulations, state decisions, waivers, and demonstration or pilot programs that have been developed and/or funded due to the law. We will also focus on the implementation of the law in Maryland, where the legislature and governor decided to expand Medicaid and create a state-based insurance exchange. However, the impacts of the law could be different in Maryland than in other states due to the population, moderate politics, and the presence of state price-setting authority for hospitals and other providers.
Note: This entire class includes discussions, assignments, course projects, and exams.