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Health Care Law, 1st Edition

  • Janice L. Kazmier
  • ISBN-10: 141801110X
  • ISBN-13: 9781418011109
  • 464 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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About the Product

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.


  • Overview of types of healthcare entities

  • Detailed definitions and acronyms specific to healthcare

  • Uses real life situations and current healthcare news as examples in sidebars

  • Provides chapter outlines, learning objectives, summaries, and exercises to assist students with comprehension

  • Discusses major areas of healthcare law

  • Highlights common regulatory compliance issues

  • Provides comprehensive statutory references for further research

About the Author

Janice L. Kazmier

Janice L. Kazmier is an attorney and educator, and has worked as a healthcare compliance officer. She holds a J.D. and a M.S. in Healthcare Management.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Healthcare Delivery
Chapter 2: State and Federal Roles in the Regulation of Healthcare
Chapter 3: The Physician/Patient Relationship
Chapter 4: Physicians, Providers, and Financial Relationships
Chapter 5: Medicare
Chapter 6: Fraud and Abuse
Chapter 7: Healthcare Compliance Programs
Chapter 8: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Chapter 9: Electronic Health Records
Chapter10: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act
Chapter11: Clinical Research
Chapter12: Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare
Appendix A. Acronyms
Appendix B. Useful Websites for Healthcare and Health Law
Appendix C. Administrative Law and Federal Regulatory Research
Appendix D. Sample Living Will/Declaration
Appendix E. Table of Authorities for Exclusions
Appendix F. Sample Authorization to Release Protected Health Information
Appendix G. Sample Business Associate Agreement
Appendix H. Sample Privacy Notice
Appendix I. Sample Policy for Records Retention