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LAW 2909 - Medicare and Medicaid Law


The following description applies to the course as it is offered in the JD program:

 

This course is an overview of the two most important government-funded health care programs. The course begins with a review of the history, purposes, expectations, and evolution of Medicare/Medicaid legislation and then emphasizes recent changes including those created as part of the Affordable Care Act. The student will become familiar with issues important in the legal representation of patients, hospitals, doctors, and other providers under these laws. Special attention is given to the lawyer’s role regarding fraud and abuse statutes. The mechanisms of cost containment, utilization and quality control within these programs are examined including the role of managed care. The class explores policy issues and compares these programs to other federally-funded health care programs. Debates and discussions in class and evaluation of relevant current events are all utilized to enhance the course content. The requirements of the course can be met either by taking the final exam or by writing an erudite paper.

 

The following description applies to the course as it is offered in the online MA and LLM programs:

This course is an overview of the two most important government-funded health care programs. The course begins with a review of the history, purposes, expectations, and evolution of Medicare/Medicaid legislation and then emphasizes recent changes including those created as part of the Affordable Care Act. The student will become familiar with issues important in the legal representation of patients, hospitals, doctors, and other providers under these laws. Special attention is given to the lawyer’s role regarding fraud and abuse statutes. The mechanisms of cost containment, utilization and quality control within these programs are examined including the role of managed care. The class explores policy issues and compares these programs to other federally-funded health care programs. Debates and discussions in class and evaluation of relevant current events are all utilized to enhance the course content.

 

 

Prerequisites & Notes
 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Credits: 2





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