University of Wisconsin–Madison

935 Health Law - §001, Spring 2017

Categories: Health Law Administrative and Regulatory Law

Instructor(s) Coyne, Sarah

This course is an overview of the complex laws governing the health care industry and the practical realities of lawyers specializing in this practice area. The course will cover the key laws and regulations that comprise the practice of health care law including for example the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Emergency Medical Treatment And Labor Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, the National Practitioner Data Bank Regulations. We will also cover corresponding Wisconsin law on many of these topics. This course is taught by a practicing health care lawyer. We will invite guest lecturers who are health care lawyers with varying areas of focus or executives/ general counsel from health care entities to share their real experiences managing legal compliance in this challenging legal and regulatory environment.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the major federal laws governing health care.
2. Understand the Wisconsin counterparts to federal health care laws.
3. Understand the practical realities facing health care entities in this volatile ever-changing environment.

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