Fall 2022
5217 Fraud and Abuse - CORDOVA- 25959

Professor(s): Laura M. Kidd  Cordova (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  M  Location: 100 

Course Outline: This course explores the administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement of health care fraud and abuse laws and the resulting penalties imposed on health care providers for a variety of unlawful activities. In particular, the course examines the implications of federal and state Anti-Kickback laws, the federal anti-referral (Stark) law, federal and state false claims laws, federal civil monetary penalties and exclusion authorities, and various federal criminal statutes, as well as the strategies employed by the government to pursue health care violations and by defense attorneys who represent accused providers.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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.

Quota= 20.

This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home`exam      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

The ISBN is 978-0-7698-8158-4
course book: Legal Issues in Health Care Fraud and Abuse (Fifth Edition) by Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld and published by American Health Law Association