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Regulatory and Compliance Within the Health Care Industry




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on regulatory and compliance issues within the health care industry. Topics include health care regulatory agencies, the impact of compliance on the operations of health care delivery, and health care laws. The course will also examine current health care policies and the implications for regulatory compliance.



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Week 1 - The Fundamentals of Regulatory Compliance in Health Care Industry

  • Discuss regulatory and compliance in the health care industry.
  • Explain how health care laws are created.
  • Describe regulatory trends in health care industry.

Week 2 - Health Care Policies

  • Explain health care policies.
  • Differentiate between health care policies and laws.
  • Explain how health care policies are regulated within the health care industry.

Week 3 - Health Care Privacy and Security

  • Explain laws and policies that impact privacy and security in the health care industry.
  • Discuss measures for implementing privacy and security standards.
  • Explain legal issues related to confidentiality and privacy.

Week 4 - Regulating the Health Care Industry

  • Analyze agencies that regulate the health care industry.
  • Analyze the function of compliance to regulatory standards.
  • Explain how regulations impact standards of care and potential liabilities.

Week 5 - Rights and Responsibilities

  • Explain the impact of legal and regulatory requirements on daily operations.
  • Explain the status of patient and provider rights and responsibilities.
  • Analyze the compliance and risk management factors of the medical records.


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