HC463 Third Party Reimburse & Risk Mgt

for S1B 2012

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HC 463 Third Party Reimburse & Risk Mgt


S1B 2012 BL


Robinson, Dashawn


Adjunct Faculty


M.A. Human Resource Development
Ph.D. Candidate, Business w/Spec. Health Care Administration

Office Location


Office Hours

Before or After Class, or By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(915) 667-8166



Semester Dates

January 16, 2012 - March 11, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours


Rejda, G. E. (2009). Principles of Risk Management and Insurance, 11th Edition

ISBN-10: 0-13-611702-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-611702-5

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Course Description:
HC463 Third Party Reimbursement and Risk Management: Public and private insurance, case management, preferred provider organizations, health maintenance organizations, and other forms of third party payment for health care services. Loss prevention for the health care organization through risk management and cost containment. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Mr. Robinson believes that students learn when they are exposed to different ways of understanding the material. This sort of educational typology refers, to reading, elaboration through lectures, presentation of diverse visual media, and discussions of the material. In addition to projects that require putting it all together; give every type of learner several ways to synthesize the subject matter. He also understands that it is crucial to promote other kinds of learning, than that related to the course material. Students should learn critical-thinking through questions posed and class discussions. The structure of projects should lead to improvement of social skills. Projects that require classroom presentations can improve communication skills and professionalism. As both a professor and Ph.D. Candidate, his most satisfying experiences in the classroom have revolved around the power impression that, in the strange spell of a discussion or lecture, it is possible to see the world differently. However brief, he continues t believe that it is possible to evoke such uncanny episodes, moments when we think outside our sphere of habits and rituals. In essence, his teaching philosophy can perhaps best be described as the teaching of philosophy. Furthermore, this evocation of different styles of thinking, allows us to re-consider our own largely unconscious relationship to understanding healthcare management. Above all, the world at large. It is with this last point that encapsulates his real philosophy of teaching. In essence, he wants to provoke students to think differently. Further, to see that subjects that concern us in healthcare management theory and concepts are not hermetically insulated. Rather, engage manifold questions that will allow us to see the world with a different theoretical lens. The willingness to make these conceptual leaps, though by no means always successful, ultimately nourishes a form of critical thinking. As a result, this, he believes to be valuable in any capacity or field.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the various forms of third party payment mechanisms for health care services.
  2. Define the various types of risk exposure that health care providers are confronted with in today's real world environment.
  3. Differentiate between the various third party payers and identify the most important aspects of each different payer's payment process.
  4. Formulate basic corrective or preventive measures for the various types of risk exposure health care providers must deal with on a day-to-day basis.
  5. Evaluate the loss prevention measures utilized by health care providers.
  6. Select the most appropriate payment methodology for a health care institution's services to ensure the maximum financial benefit to that institution.
  7. Determine the appropriate cost containment measures to be used by a health care provider.
  8. Recommend an appropriate operational response for the common compliance issues faced by health care providers in today's regulatory environment.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

 Midterm Examination  20 points 
 Research Paper  25 points 
 Powerpoint Presentation   15 points   
 Final Examination   30 points
 Class Participation   10 points 
 Total 100 points


 A = 90 - 100
 B = 80 - 89
 C = 70 - 79
 D = 60 - 69
 F  = < 59

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to act in a mature and professional manner at all times. Students are expected to arrive on time for class, and be prepared for the lecture/lesson as outlined. Cell phones will be turned off during class time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1

Administrative announcements, discussion of the course description, requirements, and introductory comments. Discussion of APA format and research paper requirements. 

Chapter 1. Risk in Our Society
Chapter 2. Insurance and Risk


Chapter 3. Introduction to Risk Management
Chapter 4. Advanced Topics in Risk Management

Week 2

Chapter 5. Types of Insurers and Marketing Systems
Chapter 6. Insurance company Operations


Chapter 7. Financial Operations of Insurers
Chapter 8. Government Regulation of Insurance

Week 3


Chapter 9. Fundamental Legal Principles
Chapter 10. Analysis of Insurance Contracts


Chapter 11. Life Insurance
Chapter 12. Life Insurance Contractual Provisions

Week 4


Chapter 13. Buying Life Insurance
Chapter 14. Annutities
Midterm Review


Midterm Examination

Week 5


Chapter 15. Individual Health Insurance
Chapter 16. Employee Benefits


Chapter 17. Retirement Plans
Chapter 18. Social Insurance

Week 6


Chapter 19. Risk Liability
Chapter 20. Homeowners Insurance
Research Paper Due


Chapter 21. Auto Insurance
Chapter 22. Societal Aspects

Week 7


Chapter 24. Other Liability Coverage
Chapter 25. Commercial Property
Presentations Cont.


Chapter 26. Commercial Liability
Presentations Cont.

Week 8


Lecture: Future Insight for Healthcare Insurance
Final Review & Synthesis of Course Objectives


Final Examination

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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