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Health Care Financing (Taliaferro)
Spring 2020   LAW 939-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
R 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Tanenbaum Hall 142

Additional Information

Skills Training
Expository Writing

10% Participation,
90% Paper

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement




This course will review the methods and means of financing health care from the context of the basic transaction -- the provision of a health care service or supply to an individual and the payment for such a service or supply -- to the broader framework created by commercial and governmental products and programs in which most health care transactions occur. We will address health care financing through private payment, commercial insurance and administration, Medicaid and Medicare. The course will examine the laws and policies that govern and shape the financing of health care services and the significance of health care to the overall economy. Various topics impacting health care financing, such as health care fraud and the provision of services to uninsureds, will also be discussed. Grading: Ninety percent of grading for the class will be based on a final paper and ten percent on class attendance and participation. If you are unable to attend class, advance notice is requested.

Course Concentrations

Health Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of health law and policy; Perform legal analysis in the context of health law and policy; Communicate effectively on topics related to health law and policy; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection among health law and policy and issues of access to services, public and private financing of health industries, and the political and economic issues surrounding issues of health law and health services.


"The Law of Health Care Finance and Regulation" by Mark A. Hall, Mary Anne Bobinski and David Orenticher
Edition: 4th edition
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781454890386