Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and theFuture of Health Care in the United States

 

Audience: All Levels
Duration: 1-4 hours
Location: Miami Business School,
University of
Miami on location

Overview

 

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has become one of the most controversial laws in recent memory. The reason underlying the creation of the law and of the impact of the law and ongoing changes in the law are of direct concern to those in the health care industry, as well as the business community in general.

Miami Business School has developed a module to provide insights to all those in areas of clinical and health care system management, as well as those in similar roles in the business community as a whole, to understand the current and future aspects and impacts of health care reform.

The following topics are addressed in this interactive seminar:

This seminar is taught by faculty experts who have researched these topics and have extensiveexperience working with the health care industry, and the business community.

Faculty


Michael French

Michael T. French, Ph.D.,is a professor of health economics in the Department of Sociology at the University of Miami, with secondary appointments in the Department of Economics and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.He is also director of the Health Economics Research Group in the Department of Sociology and research director of the Health Sector Management and Policy Program in the School of Business Administration.His experience includes policy and program evaluation, substance abuse research, health economics, cost and benefit analysis, human resource economics, and the economics of crime.He has been principal investigator or project leader on numerous research grants with the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and several state agencies.

Dr. French is currently leading studies to estimate the economic costs and benefits of drug abuse services for adolescents (R01 DA018645), develop economic analysis methods for alcohol services and interventions (R01 AA13167), estimate the economic consequences of alcohol use disorders (R01 AA015695), and conduct economic evaluations of prison-based interventions for substance abusers in the criminal justice system (R01 DA14370).Recently, he was principal investigator for a multisite evaluation of enhanced workplace services for women and ethnic minority employees with substance abuse problems (R01 AA10318).He also directed a project on the impact of managed care and health care reforms on the drug abuse treatment system (P50 DA06990).Dr. French served on the Health Services Research Initial Review Groups (IRG) for NIDA (1995-2004) and NIAAA (1998-2001), as well as various Extramural Contract Review Committees for the Public Health Service. He was a technical consultant for the National Science Foundation and a technical advisor on evaluation studies of health care programs for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.In addition, he has provided expert testimony
on the labor market effects of drug use and is a frequent referee for numerous peer-reviewed professional journals.

Dr. French has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in a variety of multidisciplinary professional journals including Journal of Health Economics, American Journal of Public Health, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review, American Journal of Health Promotion, Health Services Research, LabourEconomics, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Evaluation and Program Planning, Health Economics, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Law and Policy, Journal of Public Health Policy, Social Science Research, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Applied Economics, Justice Quarterly, Public Health Reports, Evaluation and the Health Professions, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Internal Medicine, Social Science Quarterly, andSouthern Economic Journal.
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Steven Ullmann

Steven G. Ullmann, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Sector Management and Policy and Director of the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy in the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami. Dr. Ullmann holds secondary appointments in the Department of Economics in the School of Business Administration and in the Departments of Epidemiologyand Public Health and Family Medicine and Community Health in the Miller School of Medicine.

Specializing in the areas of health care management, health care economics and medical ethics, Dr. Ullmann’s research has focused on quality and efficiency in health care, health care for an aging population, the impact of health technology on quality and costs, and the linkages between environment and health care costs and outcomes. Dr. Ullmann has served on governing boards of health care providers and as a consultant to the health care industry. He has worked globally on health care management structures in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Dr. Ullmann holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics with Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the Universityof Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Ullmannreceived training andcertification in Advanced Bioethics from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Dr. Ullmann has served the University of Miami in various roles including Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and University Administration and Dean of the Graduate School.


Karoline Mortensen

Karoline Mortensen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sector Management and Policy, School of Business Administration, at the University of Miami. Dr. Mortensen's research interests are focused on health insurance and health care utilization of vulnerable populations, particularly utilization of Medicaid enrollees and the uninsured. Her research areas also include assessing impacts of the Affordable Care Act, and innovative payment mechanisms in the state of Maryland.

Professor Mortensen's most recent research has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Medical Care, Health Affairs, Healthcare: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, Health Services Research, and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, among others. She is an associate editor for BMC Health Services Research. Dr. Mortensen’s current research projects explore geographic variation in health care utilization in Medicaid, emergency department utilization, health servicesutilization during the Great Recession, global hospital budgeting in the state of Maryland, and the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Medicaid enrollees and the uninsured. Her work on the effects of copayments and increasesin physician reimbursement on health care utilization of preventive services of Medicaid enrollees was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and her current research on Hurricane Katrina evacuees is also funded by NIH.

Dr. Mortensen has experience collaborating with community partners, including the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, Dimensions Healthcare System, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Prince George's County Health Department, the University of MarylandMedical System, Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston, and the Mental Health Policy Analysis Collaborative in Houston. She is a member of Prince George’s County Primary Healthcare Strategic Plan Advisory Workgroup on Physician Recruitment and Retention and nominated by Prince George's County Council member Eric Olson to represent District 3 on the Prince George's County Regional Medical Center Primary Care Stakeholders Committee. Her collaborative work on the Prince George's County Health Impact Assessment serves as an important resource for development of the new County medical center.


 

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