Health Care Law provides essential information necessary for students pursuing careers in the growing health care sector, as paralegals, managers, or compliance/ethics professionals. This text offers students easy-to-read chapters that provide outlines, learning objectives, summaries, and exercises to assist students with comprehension. Chapters focus on key information such as the types of health care entities, and the laws and ethics that govern them, and discuss the major areas of health care law, including regulatory research and administrative law review. Also highlighted are important contemporary topics like electronic health records, corporate compliance, HIPAA privacy and security, physician professional relationships, and prepares students for their careers with real-world examples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Under the guidance of new lead editor John E. Steiner, Jr., Esq, Problems in Health Care Law, Tenth Edition continues to be the authoritative foundational textbook that covers the key components of our legal system and their application to our healthcare system. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how individual rights are defined and protected in the healthcare setting; how healthcare services are defined, insured, and paid for; how individual providers organize and govern themselves; and many other core legal concepts related to the organization and administration of our healthcare system. The Tenth Edition is an extensive revision that covers HIPAA, healthcare reform, and offers several chapters not included in previous editions. This authoritative text brings together legal practitioners, business advisors, and others whose work represents some of the best thinking and analyses of the issues at hand, including healthcare reform, delivery, payment, client counseling, and contested legal matters. The text is accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources (Transition Guide, PowerPoints, Test Bank) as well as a student companion website that offers interactive practice exercises to reinforce learning of key concepts.
Markets, not politics, are driving health care reform in America today. Inventive entrepreneurs have transformed medicine over the past ten years, and no end to this period of rapid change is in sight. Consumer anxieties over managed care are mounting, and medical costs are again soaring. Meanwhile, the federal government remains mostly on the health policy sidelines, as it has since the collapse of the Clinton administration's campaign for health care reform. This book addresses the changes that the market has wrought- and the challenges this transformation poses for courts and regulators. The law that governs the medical marketplace is an incomplete, overlapping patchwork, conceived mainly without medical care specifically in mind. The ensuing confusion and incoherence are a central theme of this book. Fragmentation of health care lawmaking has foreclosed coordinated, system-wide policy responses, and lack of national consensus on many of the central questions in health care policy has translated into legal contradiction and bitter controversy. Written by leading commentators on American health law and policy, this book examines the widely-perceived failings of managed care and the law's relationship to them. Some of the contributors treat law as a cause of trouble; others emphasize the law's potential and limits as a corrective tool when the market disappoints. The first two chapters present contrasting overviews of how the doctrines and decision-makers that constitute health law work together, for better or worse, to constrain the medical marketplace. The next six chapters address particular market developments and regulatory dilemmas. These include the power of state versus federal government in the health sphere, conflict between insureres and patients and providers over medical need, financial rewards to physicians for frugal practice, the role of antitrust law in the organization of health care provision and financing, the future of public hospitals, and the place of investor-owned versus non-profit institutions. Acknowledging the health sphere's complexities, the authors seek remedies that fit this country's legal, political, and cultural constraints and can contribute to reasoned regulatory goverance. Within limits they believe a measure of rationality is possible.
Most of the European countries are confronted with health care system reforms. In Central and Eastern Europe, however, the countries face specific challenges. Whereas "socialist" governments traditionally have been deeply involved in all facets of health care, the general process of initiated market-oriented reforms has also affected the nature and scope of government intervention in health care. Stimulated by the successes of concepts such as decentralisation, deregulation, and privatisation in order to create a more flexible market economy, policy-makers also began to apply such notions to the health care sector. The experiences in the early 1990s however, revealed certain devastating effects of transposing the general concept of market competition to the field of health care. One valuable lesson of those developments was that liberalising relations in health care necessitates a certain degree of government intervention. Furthermore, the nature and scope of Central and Eastem European health care reforms differed from country to country with no uniform "blueprint" for reform, derived from emulating Western European experiences, being readily available. Nevertheless, previous experiences in reforming health care may provide us with valuable lessons. Their significanee needs, nonetheless, to be reviewed in accordance with specific national setting.
A legal reference for practicing physicians is a necessary adjunct to their professional practice library in today's highly regulated and litigious world. Medical Care Law was written to help practicing physicians avoid legal conflicts, and to prevent legal problems rather than treat them. Written with the practicing physician in mind, this book is also valuable to a variety of health professionals, including physician executives, medical directors, nurse administrators, advanced practice nurses, case managers, risk managers, legal nurse consultants, health care administrators, public health professionals, and attorneys. In addition To The traditional legal issues affecting medical practitioners, Medical Care Law addresses the legal pitfalls in today's volatile health care landscape, including managed care, health care fraud and abuse, compliance plans, and working with non-physician providers.
Reflecting recent legal, professional and technological developments, this book provides a collection of materials and accompanying linking commentary that reflects the complexity of health care issues. Topics covered include the changing structure of the NHS and the expanding role of nurses.
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A comprehensive analysis and practical guide for handling the many legal issues facing all health care providers in today's dynamic health care environment. Each chapter contains a concise, comprehensive discussion of the law; an analysis of problems likely to be faced by health care providers; and practical guidelines for dealing with those problems. • Medical malpractice, risk management and quality assurance • Consent to medical treatment • Medical information and confidentiality • Reimbursement • Antitrust and health care • Medical staff matters • Patient care issues--admission and discharge, abortion and sterilization, death, autopsies, organ donations, and AIDS issues • Tax issues • Contractual relations • Facility licensing and accreditation • Licensure of professionals • Joint Ventures and practice acquisitions • Fraud and abuse and self-referral issues First published 1985.
This classic text has been extensively updated and restructured to use the "problems" approach which analyzes underlying, conflicting public policies and the legal solutions for those problems. It continues to be the helpful one-volume overview of healthcare law that it and its predecessor, Problems in Hospital Law, have been since 1968. Topics covered include: organizational, physical, and staffing resources; relationships with patients including both medical decision-making issues and the handling of medical information; financing of health care services; and liability issues.