Medicare Practice Seminar

Section 1SP, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/18
Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will provide an in-depth look at the Medicare Program and, to a lesser extent, Medicaid, with a focus on coverage, payment, and compliance requirements for health care providers. Instructors will employ several practical skills exercises and problem-solving elements requiring students to digest client fact patterns and provide analysis. The ultimate goal is that the student be able to (1) issue spot; (2) develop skills to counsel clients in a complicated legal/regulatory environment; (3) know the resources/sources of law that lawyers access to evaluate issues and, of course, have an understanding of how to make sense of those resources; and (4) get a sense of the role judgment plays in advising clients and handling matters that arise in practice.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
Final Exam Notes:


Written Work Product
Written Work Product: A final paper/memo (~10 pages) will be due via EXPO no later than noon on the last day of the finals period. Students will be provided a list of possible paper topics (between 6 and 12 topic choices),

Other Work
Students will perform several substantive, practical exercises and/or problem-solving elements throughout the semester, requiring students to digest a potential client’s question or fact pattern and complete an exercise or analysis using the analytical tools and resources from the seminars/lectures and assigned readings, as well as any supplemental materials provided for the given exercise. Practicum exercises/projects may be designed to be handled by teams of two or more students, but with discrete, easily divisible pieces.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
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.

General Information

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Public Syllabus Link: None
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