• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration

About

This Future Healthcare Payment Models offered by Coursera in partnership with Northeastern University will review the drivers of healthcare cost and solutions that have been proposed to address cost, quality and value of health care. Many point blame for high costs on payment models that pay healthcare providers for every service they provide to patients, essentially paying more for volume and service intensity. 

This is called a Fee for Service (FFS) payment model. Some solutions, arguably the more sustainable solutions, are the combined strategies of new payment models, care management, insurance plan designs, consumer engagement tools, and technology. 

Using that information we will explore various situations, showcasing coordinated care and payment strategies that can be implemented to improve patient health and the cost of delivery of healthcare services.

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Identify the drivers and trends of healthcare spending from the perspective of various stakeholders, including medical providers, insurers, government and private purchasers and payments
  • Critically assess the impact of strategic and financial approaches that have been put in place by the ACA and the various modifications. 
  • Evaluate how healthcare payment models currently work and the new direction that value-based payment is taking.
  • Identify how financial and non-financial metrics can be appropriately combined to improve a healthcare stakeholders’ value proposition.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 10 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 5 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Healthcare Spend and Trend
  • I Thought we were done with this: Insurance Markets
  • Value-Based Payment Models
  • Evolving Integrated Models: Putting It All Together

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Beginner Level

Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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