Health Law (LAW-640-001)
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This course covers the law of health care delivery and financing in the United States with a focus on improving the quality of and access to health care while controlling costs and ensuring respect for individual autonomy and dignity. Topics include: civil liability of health care providers and payers; regulatory and market-based approaches to improving the quality of health care delivery; legal obligations of individual and institutional health care providers to provide care regardless of ability to pay; regulation of private health insurers and self-insuring employers; and Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, coverage, administration, payment, and appeals.
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First Class Readings
Furrow 1-6; 20-26; 135-146; 160-161
Katskee v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Canterbury v. Spence
MyWCL: Troklus & Vacca, “What’s in a Name?” from Compliance 101, 4th ed. HHS OIG, Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight Informed Consent Problem