PCOA-RN 5: A Practical Guide to Health Care Financing


Course CE Credits

1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour

Course Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

The course reviews Medicare and Medicaid, including benefit requirements and payment schedules. It will describe the impact these benefits and personal finances has on health care options for older adults.


After taking this course, practitioners will increase their familiarity with other health care and community benefits and services that are available to older adults.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Define Medicare and Medicaid and its benefit requirements, payment schedules and coverage limits.
  2. Understand the impact of entitlement benefits and finances on healthcare options for older adults in the community.
  3. Describe other healthcare and community benefits and services available to older adults, such as community-based organizations and certified home health agencies. 

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