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AH 118 - Navigating the Healthcare System (3 credit hours)

Offered in Fall Term (3-0-0)
Focuses on the challenges individuals (and especially elder individuals) face in understanding and “navigating” the modern healthcare system in the United States with special emphasis on the balance between an individual’s maintaining independence or selecting among a variety of options for assistance.  Topics to be addressed include recognition of and access to different levels of the healthcare system (primary, secondary, tertiary care), selection and implementation of different types of insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurers, Medi-Gap, healthcare exchanges), local vs. national solutions in delivery of healthcare options, recognition of patient rights and responsibilities, and the role of patient advocates.
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