Show me the Money!

I. Healthcare Spending in the US: Show me the Money!

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets”
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

What is this course about?

We believe that it is critical to understand the current dynamics of the US healthcare system in order for purchasers to make it work for them. In fact, you may already know much of this. If that’s case, we commend you and commit to offering the next module in our program free if you scored 100% on your first try. Good luck!

Healthcare in the US accounts for about one-seventh of the economy and growing. It is an extremely complex, interconnected marketplace unlike any other. It’s been compared to a balloon in that when you squeeze it in one place, it bulges in another. So attempts to control costs in one area result in increased costs in another.

Show me the Money! is the first step in a complete program of study that empowers savvy benefit administrators to save money and get a better product at the same time.

This course will quantify the overall economic scope and structure of the US healthcare market as an industry and identify some of the key financial drivers and trends.

Who is it for?

Benefits administrators on the front lines of employer sponsored health insurance
Chief Human Resources Officers responsible for purchasing healthcare benefits
Chief Financial Officers responsible for managing the bottom line
Chief Executive Officers concerned about healthcare costs eroding the bottom line

The module learning objectives are:

1. Describe the economic scope and structure of the overall healthcare industry.
2. Compare healthcare spending by care and venue.
3. Discuss variations in healthcare costs and spending.
4. Determine the impact of rising costs and opaque pricing on consumers.

Can I get CE credits?

The Colorado Business Group on Health is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRMSCPSM. Each Knowledge Benefits course is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit