Is Medical Price Inflation the Main Driver of US Health Care Costs?

Des Moines, IA US
February 22, 2013

This seminar is hosted by the Master of Health Care Administration program.

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


  1. Analyze health care price, cost, and utilization data for the period 1982 - 2012.
  2. Use indexing to differentiate the individual components of total health care costs to gain a greater understanding of the key drivers of total cost.
  3. Evaluate alternate explanatory hypotheses for the persistence of medical price inflation in the United States.
  4. Examine possible public policy responses towards mitigating future price inflation in the United States health care system.


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Richard Belloff, DBA
Assistant Professor, Master of Health Care Administration, Des Moines University

Dr. Belloff indicates no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this educational activity.

CME Credit

DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). DMU and the AOA approve this activity for 1.0 hour of Category 1-A CME credit(s).

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/22/2013 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/22/2013 - 1:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC 115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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