Single Payer Health Systems

April 28th, 2017 - April 28th, 2020
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours
1.00 MOC Points


Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss Single Payer Health Systems.

In this lecture, our presenter will introduce the basics of what a “single payer system” would
and would not imply.  After the introduction, he will cover different variants of how a single payer system can operate.  Finally, he will examine broad cost and health outcomes for existing single systems to infer would could be expected if there United States were to adopt a single payer system

Pre-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.
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Dates and Times

End Date: 4/28/2020


As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EXPLAIN how a single payer would be different from our current method of paying for health care in the United States; and COMPARE the outcomes of existing single payer systems to outcomes in the United States.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What a single payer health system is
  • The health care system for Massachusetts
  • What would happen to the insurance companies
  • Hospital ownership and uncompensated care
  • Medication coverage: effects on downstream costs
  • Colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia
  • The Canadian health system
  • The United Kingdom health system
  • Lessons learned from the Veteran’s Administration

Webcasts Files

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Single Payer Health Systems - 2


Single Payer Health Systems - 4


Disclosure Information for Planning Committee Members and Speakers



The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts 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.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.