Health Law II - Access, Regulation, Compliance and Strategy

3.00 crs.

This course explores key legal and regulatory concepts and issues impacting the delivery of healthcare in the United States.  Topic areas will include, but are not limited to, state and federal regulation of health care providers and institutions including the Stark Law, the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, patient and provider rights and obligations, public and private insurance systems including the history of Medicare and Medicaid; business and legal issues that arise in the provision of healthcare including a detailed look at the regulatory environment surrounding any healthcare provider; and a detailed discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The course will examine, as a whole, the healthcare industry and the relevant laws and regulations that govern its operation from two very different perspectives-a physician's perspective and the hospital's perspective. There are no prerequisites to this course but it is preferred that students have completed LAW L807 Introduction to Health Law.