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Spring 2015
5397 The U.S. Health System: An Introduction to Managed Care, Transactions, and Policy - MANTEL- 22566

Professor(s): Jessica Mantel (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: This course provides students with an understanding of how the health care system is currently organized, financed, and regulated, and explores what the health care system of tomorrow may look like. Students are introduced to the major laws and regulations that regulate health care finance and transactions, including the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare"). The first part of the course focuses on health insurance and looks at federal and state regulation of private health insurance, the public insurance programs Medicare and Medicaid, and the new health care exchanges. We then study the business of health care and the laws that impact health care business transactions, including the tax laws governing tax-exempt organizations, the antitrust laws, and the fraud and abuse laws. The course concludes with a study of the federal privacy law, known as HIPAA.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 3/23/2015

Course Notes: Students who have previously taken "Health Law Finance and Organization" CANNOT enroll in this course.   


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take-home exam      

This course will have:
Exam: Take Home

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (10/21/2014 2:23:32 PM)

Book(s) Required

The Law of Health Care Organization and Finance, Barry Furrow, et al