Health Law

About this Course

This survey course focuses on the core of current health care litigation and regulation in the United States, namely the issues surrounding liability and quality, and health care organization and finance. By examining common law, state and federal statutes, and interdisciplinary sources, this course covers public health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare; private health care finance and insurance system, including managed care; liability of health care providers and institutions, and its relationship to quality control; information privacy and physician-patient confidentiality; tax status and business forms; and the international context for the unique United States health care system.

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