Special Topics in Health Law (SC)

Section 1, Spring 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 4/16
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

Regardless of who is elected president in November, health reform will be on the White House agenda in 2017. While some elements of the Affordable Care Act will undoubtedly remain e.g. the elimination of preexisting conditions for insurance coverage, etc., other key elements will almost certainly receive major scrutiny. Action is needed on many fronts. Insurance costs for individuals and employers continue to rise. American continue to be relatively unhealthy compared to OECD peers. And perhaps most significantly 20 million citizens remain without any health coverage.  

This short course will examine the likely reform initiatives - the majority of which will occur at the law and business interface. They will include payment reform (value based purchasing, bundled payment, etc.,), health related information technology (health analytics, HIPAA reform, etc.,) and the increasing integration and consolidation of delivery systems.    


Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only

Students will be receive a take-home exam on the last day of class, and students will be on their honor to draft their answer document in the stated time, and to upload their answer document to EXPO by the deadline (which will be no later than 2 weeks after the last class session).

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: While there are no formal prerequisites, it is expected that students will have some minimal understanding of the health system and its complexities. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: ATTENDANCE:  Attendance at all class sessions is required.   Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be disenrolled in accordance with Academic Policy. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session. 

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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