Special Topics in Health Law (SC)
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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.
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).
*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.