Health Law (LAWH)
LAWH 700 - Introduction to the Legal System (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 Health Care Systems (3 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. Lab component includes methods of legal research to locate sources of health care regulations that require compliance and to collect required information.
Prerequisites: C or better in LAWH 700.
LAWH 710 - Public Health and Delivery Systems (3 Credits)
Understanding the role and duties of public health officials in the healthcare delivery system, the various public health regimes that require compliance, and the role of public health funding streams in achieving quality compliance for private parties. Overview of health delivery systems in other nations.
LAWH 712 - Ethics in Health Care Systems (3 Credits)
LAWH 714 - Health Care Contracting (Applied Learning) (3 Credits)
LAWH 716 - Medicare Compliance for Medical Facilities (3 Credits)
LAWH 722 - Risk Management (3 Credits)
LAWH 736 - Billing Compliance and Healthcare Fraud Prevention I (3 Credits)
Understanding of the requirements for properly billing third-party payers and survey of federal laws and regulations that prohibit healthcare fraud and self-dealing.
LAWH 737 - Billing Compliance and Healthcare Fraud Prevention II (3 Credits)
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.
LAWH 755 - Directed Independent Study (3 Credits)
A supervised research paper or project on a topic related to health systems compliance or other law related issues affecting a health care system. Study culminates in a 30-50 page paper or equivalent research project.