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February 13 at Health New England (Mass and Connecticut credits)
February 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am$329
Special Program that includes Mass and Connecticut credits!
- 22 Mass credits including ethics
- 24 Connecticut credits including ethics
50 Minute Lecture: The Medical Industrial Complex and Your Clients
This lecture introduces the Medical Industrial Complex, an integrated system of physicians, hospitals, carriers, pharmaceuticals and others that drive healthcare spending and utilization.
It then suggests some hands-on tools that brokers can use to help their clients reduce unnecessary spending.
After the lecture, take the exam below.
You must read the texts in advance. You will not be permitted to take the exams otherwise.
An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal, Mass course #C93469, 19 credits or Connecticut course # 112706, 19 LH credits.
Dr. Rosenthal, a former NY Times health correspondent, explores the business of healthcare billing. She shows how each patient has become an income stream to doctos and hospitals, causing them to provide as much care as possible, not as little as necessary. Many people find this book gripping.
Health Insurance Broker Disclosure Ethics 1 by Gary Fradin, Mass course #C10774, 3 ethics credits, discusses broker responsibilities to teach clients how to avoid excessive and harmful medical care. Connecticut brokers can substitute Ethics for Health Insurance Brokers, #110995, 5 LRE credits.
Exams take about 20 minutes to complete following the lecture. Proctors provided. Graded Immediately. Total program time: about 2 hours.