Advanced Managed Health Care

Pharm.D. Curriculum

Course Number

PHPP 564


This course will provide an introduction to the basic principles and alphabet soup of managed healthcare, to include MCO's, PBM's, PPO's, HMO's, CDH, VA, and DoD. We will present and discuss topics of particular interest to the future of Pharmacy management including Pay-for Performance, Medicare, and Medicaid along with a discussion on the Obama Health Care Reform. Special emphasis will be given to providing students a better understanding of the financial drivers of healthcare management within each segment. A discussion of taxonomy and functional differences between managed health care segments provide the framework for the operational differences.