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Fall 2021
6365 The U.S. Health System: An Introduction to Managed Care, Transactions, and Policy - MANTEL- 16250

Professor(s): Jessica Mantel (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  MW  Location: 211  TUII

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.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/23/21

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Prerequisites: Yes  This course will be a prerequisite for enrollment in Health Transactions.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (3/26/2021 10:12:10 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Barry Furrow et al, The Law of Health Care Organization and Finance (8th ed. 2018)