Courses

Healthcare Law and Regulation

This course looks at the regulatory bodies that oversee healthcare and provides an overview of the relevant law.

Healthcare Fraud and Abuse I

This course looks at the laws relating to patient referrals, which include the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. It will also touch on the Federal False Claims Act insofar as that law applies in this setting.

Healthcare Fraud and Abuse II

This course looks at the laws relating to patient referrals, which include the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. It will also touch on the Federal False Claims Act insofar as that law applies in this setting.

HIPAA and Security

Most individuals have a general understanding of HIPAA and that patient information is confidential, but the knowledge ends there. This course looks at the details of the wide-ranging law, how the law has evolved, current enforcement activity and HIPAA’s intersection with cyber-attacks.

Corporate Compliance

This course will examine the requirement that healthcare providers and other health care organizations have formal corporate compliance programs, the elements of such programs and issues and challenges that arise with such programs.

Healthcare Transactions and Contracting

Healthcare contracting typically implicates multiple complex laws and involves an industry like no other. This course helps the student learn about some of the unique features and challenges involved in healthcare contracting and applies those to particular types of healthcare transactions.  

Healthcare Payment Systems

This course looks at the roles and laws surrounding Medicare/Medicaid, private insurance, the Affordable Care Act and essential health benefits.

Patient Care Issues

This course focuses on patient care issues, including informed consent, patient rights, duty to treat, quality issues, payment issues (including insurance, charity care programs and related matters), poor or negligent care and mandatory arbitration clauses.

The Law of End-of-Life Decision-Making

This course provides practical knowledge around elder care and dying and how decisions are made in this setting, with applicability both in business settings and in familial relationships. The course will examine the right to refuse treatment and various health care providers and resources utilized at the end of life, including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospital care and hospice care. The course will also look at the concept of euthanasia, especially providing perspectives from other states.

Incapacity

This course will focus on an individual’s capacity, or lack thereof. The student will learn the process by which an individual is found to be incompetent, how a guardian is appointed, the rights of the guardian, how an individual becomes a ward of the state, resources available and techniques for conserving assets and protecting incapacitated individuals. The course will also address protective measures, including for children.

Licensure and Quality

This course looks at the regulations and laws relating to licensure, accreditation and overall quality.