The field of health law is often divided into three major subject areas: financing (the payor), business and regulatory issues (the provider), and bioethics (the patient). This course focuses on the business/regulatory aspects of the health care industry and Bioethical Issues in the Law focuses on the patient. (See Medical Liability (Law 832) for a related course offering.) In this class, we will examine the means by which healthcare entities organize and the ways that healthcare providers are compensates, which contains the study of private and public means of healthcare insurance, i.e. Medicare, Medicaid and managed care organizations. This will lead us to examine the limitations on uses of reimbursement and the ways that these topics affect patients' access to healthcare.
RECOMMENDED: Business Associations (Law 851) and Administrative Law (Law 920).