Health Care Compliance, Certificate

Students who earn a compliance certificate will have the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a compliance position for a health care entity. Students will understand the various governmental entities which govern the U.S. health system and regulate health care entities. Students will begin to understand the role of law and the legal profession in that system. Students will develop skills necessary to help health care providers and entities comply with a variety of dynamic legal requirements. This certificate does not qualify a student to take a bar examination or prepare a student for the practice of law.

Admission Requirements 

Successful completion of undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent.

Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)

Required Courses (18 Hours)

Course Title Credits
LAWH 700Introduction to the Legal System 13
LAWH 701Legal Foundations of Health Care Systems3
LAWH 738HIPAA and Electronic Medical Records Compliance3
LAWH 716Medicare Compliance for Medical Facilities3
LAWH 736Billing Compliance and Healthcare Fraud Prevention I3
LAWH 722Risk Management3
Total Credit Hours18

This requirement may be waived if a student has a J.D. degree or equivalent prior legal experience; in substitution, the student will be required to take eitherLAWH 710, LAWH 714 or LAWH 737.