Spring 2012 Course Schedule

Health Care Fraud & Abuse: Contracting & Compliance (LAW-719-001)


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You may not take this course if you took Health Care Business Transactions and Fraud Prevention in Spring 2011.


This course will examine health care fraud and abuse laws from the two different perspectives of health care contracting and health care compliance. Course emphasis will be placed on the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and False Claims Act, but state law issues will also be considered. In addition to reviewing statutes and regulations, this Course will review sanctions and governmental enforcement initiatives. Students will apply health care fraud and abuse laws to sample health care contracts. This Course will also consider the complexities and challenges that arise in developing and maintaining an effective compliance program for health care providers and suppliers. Compliance failures and recent headlines will be used as a teaching tool to further explore these issues. Reading and class lectures will be supplemented with contract review, mock client hypotheticals and issue-spotting exercises. Students will have the opportunity to hone analytical and writing skills as they apply health care fraud and abuse laws to relevant fact patterns.

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