Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Types of Health Care Systems
Slide content:Public Administration and Comprehensiveness First two principles explain how plans are administered Public administration: Publicly administered Non-profit organizations Accountable to the public Comprehensiveness: Must provide all medically necessary services Each province or territory decides what is medically necessary 21
Slide notes:The first two principles explain how a health plan must be administered by the province or territory. The public administration principle states that a public authority must administer the health plan in each province or territory. This authority must run the health plan as a nonprofit organization, and its accounts can be publicly audited. This principle prevents provinces or territories from giving public funds to residents to pay for private, for-profit insurance. The comprehensiveness principle states that all medically necessary services must be covered by the health plan. Provinces and territories have the freedom to determine which services are medically necessary and which are not. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 21