The health law field currently has undergone, and will continue to undergo, enormous change. Among the multitude of challenges are legal implications that come with electronic health records (EHRs), payments based on patient outcomes, mergers, fraud, insurance disbursements, and antitrust laws—just to name few. In addition, disruptive medical innovations, such as biotechnology and treatment research, have created new concerns over ethics and privacy.
To perform proficiently as a health care administrator, the current environment requires that you have an understanding of key health care laws such as the following:
HIPAA for Professionals.
HITECH Act Enforcement Interim Final Rule.
Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA).
A Roadmap for New Physicians: Fraud & Abuse Laws; Anti-Kickback Statute.
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.
In this assignment, imagine you work as an administrator in a hospital or health care organization. You are being considered for a promotion and are being asked to prepare a report for senior leadership that demonstrates your knowledge and interpretation of one of the above-mentioned health care laws.
To complete this report, select a court case where one of these health care laws was violated. Write an analysis of the law and the selected case following the SESC formula: State, Explain, Support, and Conclude. Be sure to also address how organizational leadership in the selected court case could move forward to ensure that the health care law isn’t violated again in the future.
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