HIM 201 : Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care

Transcript title

Legal Aspects of Health Care

Credits

3

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

50

Lecture hours

10

Other hours

40

Prerequisites

Instructor approval.

Description

Provides a medico-legal foundation with respect to laws and regulations affecting the health care industry. Special emphasis is placed on HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act). Topics also include: general law and ethics, bioethics, hospital and physician liability, medical staff bylaws, consents, and release of protected health information.

Learning outcomes

1. Examine law in general, including courts, legislature and administrative agencies.
2. Analyze hospital and physician liability and medical staff bylaws.
3. Identify and interpret issues and challenges in ethics and bioethics in the healthcare industry.
4. Analyze legal and ethical issues central to health information management.
5. Examine Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) titles, specifically the administrative simplification components.
6. Analyze medico-legal issues related to information systems used in health care.
7. Identify major laws addressing healthcare fraud and abuse.
8. Identify specialized areas of concern in HIM (risk, quality, and utilization management).
9. Summarize law and ethics in the workplace.

Content outline

1. Study of the law in general
2. Hospital and physician liability and medical staff bylaws
3. Ethics and bioethics in healthcare
4. Legal and ethical issues central to health information management
5. Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) titles, specifically the administrative simplification components
6. Legal issues present in information technology
7. Healthcare fraud and abuse
8. Specialized areas of concern in HIM
9. Law and ethics in the workplace

Required materials

Required textbook. Computer and reliable internet access. Portable storage device (ie. usb drive).

Grading methods

This class requires a passing grade of 75% or better.

Outside of
expected

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