LAW7931 - Health Care Insurance and Finance

LAW7931 - Health Care Insurance and Finance

Course Number: 

7931

Type: 

Lecture

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

This course examines the major US health care financing mechanisms, including private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, and the regulation of those financing mechanisms by the federal government. The course examines the major US health care financing mechanism, including private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, and the regulation of those financing mechanisms by the federal government and the states. Course topics include the obligation to provide health care, health care costs, access to health care, health insurance rates, Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA), fraud and abuse law, and antitrust laws. There are no pre or co requisites, though any health law class would be suggested preparation.