select one important health insurance, managed care, or healthcare reform challenge (or problem to solve) and analyze it in greater depth in a written format.

The paper should critically analyze the issues related to your topic within the context of the current healthcare environment, and also considering future directions in U.S. medical care. Web references, books, and professional journal articles should be considered as references. And don’t overlook the DeVry Online Library as an important source of information for your paper! Guidelines Back to Top

Your Course Project should be 7–10 pages in length, with 10-point font, and double-spaced. Include a cover page, table of contents, introduction, body of the report, summary/conclusion, and works cited. Even though this is not a scientific writing assignment, and is mostly creative in nature, references are still very important. At least six authoritative outside references are required. These should be listed on the last page, titled Works Cited.

Appropriate citations are required. All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy. Papers are due during Week 7 of this course. Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q & A Discussion topic. This Course Project is worth 320 total points and will be graded on quality of research topic, quality of paper information, use of citations, grammar, and sentence structure.

Possible Course Project Topics Back to Top

Pros and Cons of Managed Care in America

Challenges in Managing Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

Challenges in Managing Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs)

Problems in Network Contracting for Managed Care

Legal Issues Associated With Managed Care Contracting

Challenges in Utilization and Case Management in Managed Care

Approaches to Disease Management in Managed Care

Managing Quality Improvement in Managed Care

Achieving Effective Marketing and Sales in Managed Care

Achieving and Maintaining Accreditation in Managed Care

Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Managed Care

Complying With State and Federal Regulation of Managed Care

Problems in Medicare Managed Care

Problems in Medicaid Managed Care

Effective Information Systems in Managed Care

Challenges in Patient Relations for Managed Care

Challenges in Provider Relations for Managed Care