Module 8: Healthcare Economics

In this two-part video presentation, you will learn about the history of insurance in the United States, different healthcare payment systems, moral hazard and adverse selection, and how healthcare resources are allocated.

Target Audience

This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the factors that contribute to high healthcare costs.
  • Identify the impact of high costs on patient health and well-being.
  • Appraise potential strategies for implementing cost-conscious activities in their own clinical environments.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Ethics
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
04/01/2020
Course expires: 
04/30/2022
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In this two-part video presentation, you will learn about the history of insurance in the United States, different healthcare payment systems, moral hazard and adverse selection, and how healthcare resources are allocated.

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member 
Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Savitri Fedson, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: honorarium recipient: American Board of Internal Medicine.

Stephanie Morain, Ph.D., M.P.H., Lead Contributor
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 0.5 hours of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Ethics
  • 0.50 Participation
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