The Health Economics e-course explores health care terminology, coding, data sources, claims and more. The modules show examples of how you can combine these elements to help provide solutions to actuarial problems.
- Section 1: Flow of Funds
- Section 2: Consumer Perspective
- Section 3: Government Programs
- Section 4: Commercial Payer
- Section 5: Public Health
After you complete this e-course, you should be able to:
- Describe the flow of funds in the health care system and provider role in the system.
- Describe key behaviors that affect a consumer's health status and the cost of health care overall.
- Describe how US government policy and programs affect the flow of funds in healthcare system.
- Describe the impact of commercial and other payors on the flow of funds and consumer behavior.
- Understand the role of public health and population health management in the healthcare market.
- Individuals engaged in the actuarial profession at any level looking to fulfill their CPD requirement.
- Other professionals interested in or impacted by important topics related to the actuarial field.
The following books are referenced in this e-course. You'll be directed to appropriate readings within the context of the e-course. While these materials are not required, they're recommended to enhance the learning experience.
- Getzen, T. Health Economics and Financing, Fifth Edition, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Skwire, D. Group Insurance. Seventh Edition, ACTEX (Fifth and Sixth editions can also be used)
This e-course is for professional development. It's not intended to substitute for any professionalism requirements for the ASA, CERA or FSA credentials. If you wish to register for an e-learning module to attain a designation, please visit the e-learning module Web page.
Ultimately, it's an actuary's responsibility to make a reasonable, good-faith determination of what continuing education opportunities will enhance his or her ability to practice in a desired field. For more information on continuing education requirements, visit soa.org/CE .