Health Care Law: A Practical Guide

A comprehensive analysis and practical guide for handling the many legal issues facing all health care providers in today's dynamic health care environment.

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A comprehensive analysis and practical guide for handling the many legal issues facing all health care providers in today's dynamic health care environment.

Each chapter contains a concise, comprehensive discussion of the law; an analysis of problems likely to be faced by health care providers; and practical guidelines for dealing with those problems.

  • Medical malpractice, risk management and quality assurance
  • Consent to medical treatment
  • Medical information and confidentiality
  • Reimbursement
  • Antitrust and health care
  • Medical staff matters
  • Patient care issues--admission and discharge, abortion and sterilization, death, autopsies, organ donations, and AIDS issues
  • Tax issues
  • Contractual relations
  • Facility licensing and accreditation
  • Licensure of professionals
  • Joint Ventures and practice acquisitions
  • Fraud and abuse and self-referral issues

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    Table of contents

    CHAPTER 1: Overview of Health Care Regulatory and Transactional Activity in an Evolving Delivery System
    CHAPTER 1A: The Affordable Care Act
    CHAPTER 2: Health Care Provider Transactions: A Regulatory Primer
    CHAPTER 3: Physician Practice and Other Health Care Transactions
    CHAPTER 4: Tax-Exempt Health Care Providers and Related Tax Issues
    CHAPTER 5: The Medicare-Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Statute, the Stark Act and the False Claims Act
    CHAPTER 6: Health Care Joint Ventures
    CHAPTER 7: Reimbursement: Medicare and Medicaid
    CHAPTER 8: Health Care Facility Licensing, Accreditation and Resource Allocation
    CHAPTER 9: Antitrust and Health Care Entities
    CHAPTER 10: Organizing Providers for Managed Care
    CHAPTER 11: Physician Compensation
    CHAPTER 12: Overview of the Issues Related to Medical Malpractice
    CHAPTER 13: The Law of Medical Malpractice
    CHAPTER 14: Risk Management Programs
    CHAPTER 15: Responses to the Malpractice Dilemma: Reform of the Negligence System; Government Controls
    CHAPTER 16: The Medical Staff
    CHAPTER 17: Licensure of Health Care Professionals
    CHAPTER 18: Health Care Employment and Labor Issues
    CHAPTER 19: Consent to Medical Treatment
    CHAPTER 20: Medical Information and Confidentiality
    CHAPTER 21: Other Patient Care Issues
    CHAPTER 22: Health Care Compliance Plans
    INDEX