Health Law: Business, Organization & Finance


This course focuses on the business side of health care, including health care insurance regulation and laws designed to increase the quality and lower the cost of care. Topics include managed care regulation, institutional liability for medical malpractice and other forms of negligence, professional and facilities regulation, the corporate practice of medicine doctrine, corporate form, medical staff organization, referral fee laws, and antitrust law related to health care providers. The goal will be to provide a solid doctrinal background on today's most relevant areas of health law and to develop a strong ability to view the doctrine and policy through the lens of economics with a particular focus on law as the cause of and solution to health care and health care insurance market imperfections.