Insurance in a Dynamic Market Place

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Nov 20, 2017
  • Expires: Nov 20, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (7 Ratings)


Eric H.  Beck Eric H. Beck, DO, MPH
President, UNT-Health

Paul Hain Paul Hain, MD
President, Blue Cross Blue Shield,North Texas Market, Dallas, Texas

William D.  Wallace William D. Wallace, JD
Fraud Prosecutor,
Texas Department of Insurance
White-Collar Crime Section, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office,
Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

Healthcare represents almost 1/5 of the US economy. Surprisingly it is not the clinician or the patient who is in the driver's seat of this massive enterprise--nothing happens in the US healthcare system without a commercial or public 3rd party payer. Still, many or even most of the clinical professionals providing care have only a superficial understanding of the system, regulators, and policies that govern their work. At the same time our clinicians are looked to by their patients and larger society for moral, political, and other leadership as we navigate healthcare reform. This event would open conversations from a largely unfamiliar perspective for many clinicians, and may allow them a more meaningful and effective voice as patient advocates. This presentation will bring together an expert panel of diverse viewpoints to discuss potential directions in US health insurance and how changes in health insurance will impact delivery of care.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, public health professionals, physical therapists, social workers, nurses and licensed professional counselors.


  • Demonstrate familiarity with health insurance models and the corresponding features of each model.
  • Differentiate the current financial and operational challenges to healthcare organizations and how those challenges may evolve in the near future.
  • Operationalize how providers can predict changes in health insurance and coordinate with delivery of care.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice

IOM Competencies

  • Apply quality improvement


UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.


This activity is approved for 1.00 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.


This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.


University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 1.00 CEU credit/1.00 clock hours.


UNT Health Science Center is accredited by Texas Physical Therapy Association, Provider 1810035TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 CCU for PTs and PTAs.

For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at conclusion of the activity.

The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

Faculty Disclosure

Eric Beck, DO; Paul Hain, MD; William 'Doug' Wallace, JD; Shivani Goswami and Shelton Williams have nothing to disclose. The UNT Health Science Center INCEDO staff have nothing to disclose.


In collaboration with UNTHSC School of Public Health.

Additional Information

Data collected as part of this activity may be analyzed as part of educational research to study the effectiveness of interventions. This project is included under UNTHSC IRB protocol #2017-056