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Managed Care Pharmacy

PHA 5252 Managed Care Pharmacy


The purpose of this course is to prepare students to understand and thrive professionally in the evolving US health care financing and delivery system.

Managed care principles control or influence use of 90% of all prescriptions dispensed in the US. The PPACA, passed in 2010, continues the managed care principles, adds a layer of accountability, and is causing immutable changes in the practice of pharmacy. Pharmacist graduates will be thrust in a managed health care financing and delivery system, and will more effectively practice and become leaders if they understand managed care risk-sharing and accountability principles.

This course provides an immersion into managed care principles and procedures, and will help students understand and anticipate the impact on health care reform pharmacy practice provisions, and learn about professional practice opportunities within managed care systems not available in hospital or community practice.

  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,725
  • Syllabus: Click Here
  • Instructor: Robert Navarro, PharmD
  • Dates: Not Currently Offered
  • Schedule: Live online class meeting days/times: Mondays, 7:00 to 9:30 pm; Memorial Day class will be rescheduled.
  • Text: Class readings will be provided. Students may choose to purchase the optional textbook, Managed Care Pharmacy Practice, 2nd Ed., by Robert Navarro. ISBN 978-0-7637-3240-0.

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