Expert authors present an up-to-date overview of health law as it affects the professionals, institutions, and entities that deliver and finance health care in the United States. Considers the law's response to quality and error through institutional and professional regulation, and malpractice litigation against professionals, hospitals, and managed care organizations. Surveys tax, corporate, and organizational issues. Explores the government's efforts to control costs and expand access through Medicare and Medicaid. Examines government attempts to police anticompetitive activities, fraud, and abuse. And considers the legal and ethical issues involving death, human reproduction, medical treatment decision making, and medical research. The Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, HITECH, and other new statutory and regulatory changes of the past few years are thoroughly incorporated in all aspects of the legal discussion.


Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Hornbooks
Publication Date: 11/14/2014

Barry R. Furrow, Drexel University School of Law

Thomas L. Greaney, University of CA-Hastings College of Law

Sandra H. Johnson, Saint Louis University School of Law

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Washington & Lee University School of Law

Robert L. Schwartz, University of New Mexico School of Law

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