Health Care Finance

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Course Number:
LAW 627

Credit Hours:
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*; Health Care Law, LAW 686 (may be taken concurrently). The law of health care finance is fast advancing as a field of legal study because of the urgency of health care attorneys to understand how health care providers are paid; what their clients must know, do and go through to get paid; the regulatory challenges their clients face; and their financial and budgetary realities. The purpose of this three (3) credit hour course is to empower students to become and be practical health care lawyers, taking into account the aforementioned matters of health care finance. This course employs a client-centric approach for students to learn and then contemporaneously apply their knowledge of the definition of "health care finance"; the moral, political and economic considerations that drive health care finance policy; U.S. health care insurance reform; health law finance regulation and oversight; and the realities of business facing health care providers.

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