ERIC Number: ED114468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
An Educational Program for Sub-Professional Personnel to be Employed in Health Maintenance Organizations. Final Report.
HMO Management, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Through Medicaid, the Health Maintenance Organization Act (HMO), and Prepaid Health Programs (PHP) approaches were established whereby the government can help alleviate the medical problems of the needy. A program to educate and train students in California in the philosophy, administration, and development of PHP was developed in response to difficulties in the implementation of the legislation. The six-month program combines classroom training in specific skills with internship. Program activities described include student recruitment and selection, and the training program itself, which consists of a curriculum covering medical billing, statistical reporting, marketing, accounting, PHP/HMO law, medical terminology, principles of PHP/HMO management, and communications. An assessment of the curriculum showed a positive response from the students but an attrition rate attributed to several factors was detected. Other factors reported on are class composition, guidance and counseling, job placement programs, public acceptance, and student motivation. A high success factor in terms of realization of objectives was found for students who finished the program. Conclusions and recommendations about the program are given. Appended materials include: details of the California State plan for nine-point Institute for Medical Service; student selection, orientation, and evaluation materials; curriculum outline; and a list of texts and materials. (EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: HMO Management, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
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