LAWH - Health Law (LAWH)

LAWH 700  - Legal Foundations of the Health Care System I  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to structure of government, sources of federal, state, and local law, judicial and administrative processes, the role of the lawyer, legal reasoning and analysis, and sources of law that govern and regulate access to U.S. health care system.

LAWH 701  - Legal Foundations of the Health Care System II  (2 Credits)  

Holistic understanding of the various aspects of the healthcare system related to sources of care, sources of payment, and regulatory and other legal systems that constrain and control the behavior of these sources and how these sources impact each other.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700.
LAWH 702  - Legal Foundations of Health Care System Lab  (1 Credit)  

Methods used to locate sources of health care regulations that require compliance and to collect required information.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: LAWH 701.
LAWH 710  - Public Health Systems  (2 Credits)  

Understanding the role and duties of public health officials in the healthcare system, the various public health regimes that require compliance, and the role of public health funding streams in achieving quality compliance for private parties. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 712  - Bioethical Principles (Applied Learning)  (2 Credits)  

Moral obligations that influence health care professional norms and regulatory structures. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 714  - Health Care Contracting (Applied Learning)  (2 Credits)  

Health care contracts. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 716  - Medicare Compliance for Medical Facilities  (3 Credits)  

Medicare reporting and structural requirements for hospitals.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 720  - Health Policy Advocacy  (2 Credits)  

Communication of health policy concerns to decision makers. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 722  - Risk Management  (2 Credits)  

Health care professionals’ and institutions’ limitation and management of risks.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 724  - Certificates of Need  (2 Credits)  

Navigating the certificate of need process in the health care industry.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 728  - Comparative Studies in International Health Care  (2 Credits)  

Examining health care systems from a legal and structural perspective in nations outside of the United States. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 730  - Healthcare Structure Planning for Companies & Non-Profits  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to structure of health care practices and their relationships with others, examining the regulatory compliance requirements necessary to maintain nonprofit taxation status at the state and federal levels. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 732  - Medicare Quality Compliance  (3 Credits)  

In-depth examination of compliance with various quality initiatives and an understanding of the sources for the regulations and rules.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, LAWH 702, and LAWH 716.
LAWH 734  - Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Compliance  (2 Credits)  

Examining federal laws and regulations to prohibit healthcare fraud and abuse.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 736  - Third Party Billing Compliance  (2 Credits)  

Providing an understanding of the requirements for properly billing third-party payers.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 738  - HIPAA and Electronic Medical Records Compliance  (3 Credits)  

Requirements for organizations that handle protected health information, including information about which entities need to comply with laws protecting such information and to what extent.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, LAWH 702.
LAWH 740  - Antitrust Compliance  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to potential antitrust issues for large scale healthcare organizations, offering a survey of situations that could trigger antitrust investigations and litigation from both state and federal antitrust enforcement agencies.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, and LAWH 702.
LAWH 750  - Health Systems Legal Externship  (2 Credits)  

Learning about health systems through working at an approved location to gain first-hand experience in work related to the student’s course of study. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.

Prerequisites: LAWH 700, LAWH 701, LAWH 702.