Health Reform Seminar, Law 7930
Class meets on Tuesdays, 3:15-5:05 PM, Rm. 326, B.K. Roberts Bldg.
Instructor Contact Information
Marshall B. Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., Director, Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law; Professor, FSU College of Medicine--Department of Geriatrics; Professor of Medicine and Law, FSU College of Law
Marshall.firstname.lastname@example.org, College of Law: Room 236, 850-644-7265
College of Medicine: Thrasher Building, Room 4235, 850-645-9260
Available to meet with students by appointment and immediately before and after class sessions.
There is no required textbook for this course. Readings and videos are listed on this Syllabus with links or will be handed out in class.
Except for changes that substantially affect implementation of the evaluation (grading) statement, this syllabus is only a guide for the course and is subject to change with advance notice.
The health care enterprise consists of an array of services and products intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, and conduct research on medical ailments. This enterprise encompasses preventive interventions, acute and chronic diagnostic services and treatment delivered in both inpatient and outpatient settings, biomedical and behavioral research, institutional and community-based long-term care, and mental health and addiction services. The American health care enterprise consists of participants drawn from the governmental, private not-for-profit, and proprietary (for-profit) sectors. The primary, tripartite goal of the health care enterprise is to deliver high quality health care services that are affordable and accessible to the public. This seminar will explore the ways in which recent federal and state legal and programmatic developments, as well as initiatives mounted by private actors (such as insurance companies, health care corporations, and employers), are impacting or are likely to impact the accomplishment of the quality/affordability/access goal. At the federal level, main emphasis will be placed on the Affordable Care Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
As a result of completing this course, the student will--
As background for weekly class discussions, students are required to do assigned reading assignments, with links indicated on this Syllabus. Each student will write a ULWR-eligible research paper on a specific topic within the health care reform arena, to be negotiated between the student and professor. Class participation is expected and forms part of the student’s grade; part of this participation consists of presentation of individual mid-semester progress reports to the class and later-semester full individual presentations to the class reporting on each student’s research project/paper.
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