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Fall 2022
6365 The U.S. Health System: An Introduction to Managed Care, Transactions, and Policy - MANTEL- 15377

Professor(s): Jessica Mantel (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 221 

Course Outline: This course provides students with an understanding of how the health care system is currently organized, financed, and regulated, and explores what the health care system of tomorrow may look like. Students are introduced to the major laws and regulations that regulate health care finance and transactions, including the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare"). The first part of the course focuses on health insurance and looks at federal and state regulation of private health insurance, the public insurance programs Medicare and Medicaid, and the new health care exchanges. We then study the business of health care and the laws that impact health care business transactions, including the tax laws governing tax-exempt organizations, the antitrust laws, and the fraud and abuse laws.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 6/13/22

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


Prerequisites: Yes  This course will be a prerequisite for enrollment in Health Transactions.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take Home exam      

This course will have:
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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (3/9/2022 3:42:22 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Barry Furrow et al, The Law of Health Care Organization and Finance (8th ed. 2018); ISBN: 978-1683288640