LSH-Legal Studies Healthcare Law

LSH 5902. Introduction to the American Legal System-MLS Healthcare Law.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Examines the United States court system, the role of the Constitution, and other foundations in US law and their relation to the healthcare system. Introduces students to fundamental principles in US law. Explains how law functions with our society and how it plays a role in conflict resolution, civil liberties, equality, in contracts, and interacts with the U.S. healthcare system. (F, Sp)

LSH 6102. Structure of Health Care Enterprises: Legal Forms, Governance, and Relationships-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. The course will cover the different legal forms a healthcare enterprise can take, including; Non-profits, physician owned, government owned, and Hospital systems. This course will also familiarize students with the contents and role of organizational documents, Governance issues, fiduciary duties, issues for tax exempt organizations, and relationships between Physicians and tax-exempt entities. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6112. Sources and Types of Liability of Healthcare Institutions and Professionals-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Will discuss how the healthcare providers and institutions can be held liable as well as the consequences of agency and contractor status. In addition, this course will cover the elements of negligence in cases involving healthcare professionals. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6123. Regulation of Private Health Insurance, Managed Care-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. This course will cover the regulation of health insurance companies with a focus on changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Students will become familiar with managed care concepts and analyze key components of health care plans. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6132. Quality Control: Licensing, Accreditation, and Quality Regulation-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Designed to introduce students to the laws, agencies, and other bodies that license, regulate and discipline physicians. Topics covered will include licensing proceedings and hearings and health care entity policies addressing these issues. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6142. Professional Relationships in Health Care Enterprises-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Covers professional relationships between and among healthcare enterprises and the differences and between direct employment and independent practitioners with privileges when looking at; credentialing, disciplinary issues, and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6152. HIPAA/Patient Privacy-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Explores the federal regulatory scheme designed to protect the privacy and security of health information. Topics covered include; Entities and information to which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 HIPAA) applies, HIPAA compliance and enforcement, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6153. Overview of Public Health Care Programs-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Will cover public health insurance (including Medicare, Medicaid, government hospitals, and other government-financed health programs). In addition, this course will cover what treatment is required of anyone coming into an Emergency department by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6162. Health Information Management-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Will cover health information law and policy as it pertains to data security and privacy of electronic health records in the United States. Students will examine how individual health information is collected, maintained, and transferred in this electronic information age, and the ramifications when such information is improperly protected, stolen, and misused. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6172. Health Care Transactions and Contracts-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. This course covers the business, regulatory, and legal issues that arise in healthcare business transactions: asset sales, mergers, joint ventures, procurement contracts, and the application of tax laws to transactions. In addition, this course will cover the fundamental principles of contract law and the role of valuations in healthcare transactions. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6173. Fraud and Abuse Claims-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Will cover federal physician self-referral law, fraud and abuse law. Students will learn the statutes, regulations, and advisory opinions that define the parameters of physician referrals and anti-kickback laws, analyzing case studies for those issues. Students will familiarize themselves with the False Claims Act and other laws, regulations, and government regulatory actions designed to combat false claims and fraudulent activities. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6182. Coding and Billing-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Provides students with working knowledge of the business side of medicine: medical record documentation, coding and billing. This course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the legal role of the medical record, specifically in the context of obligations for the organization of the medical record and its support for reimbursement of services. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6183. Experiencing a Simulated Investigation-MLS.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Prepares students for experiencing an investigation including how to prepare for potential investigation and how to respond to and cooperate with an investigation. A portion of the course will involve live simulation exercises. (F, Sp, Su)

LSH 6192. Anti-Trust Issues in Healthcare Delivery-MLS.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Legal Studies Program. Focuses on antitrust issues relevant to health care providers: hospital and physician mergers, virtual mergers and joint ventures; exclusive contracts and other medical staff exclusion issues; covenants not to compete; managed care plans; antitrust defenses such as state action, nonprofit, learned profession, efficiencies, failing business, etc.; and federal and state healthcare antitrust regulatory efforts, including healthcare collaborative guidelines. (F, Sp, Su)