Health Care Law and Ethics

In this unit, you will explore a variety of health care industry regulations and best practices for assuring that they are followed. You will develop a regulatory reference guide that you can use in your career in healthcare administration. By the end of this unit, you will be able to understand the difference among rules, laws, and regulations. Likewise, you will be able to identify regulations in the healthcare industry and evaluate best practices for regulatory compliance.

A reference guide is simply a document that helps the user locate information in a quick and easy fashion. Create your reference guide as a tool that you can use in your career.

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Your reference guide will be divided into five main sections. Each section will contain more detailed information (i.e. name of organization, a brief description, and hyperlink to the respective source).

Your regulatory reference guide must contain the following elements:

Section I: Regulatory Oversight (10)

  • Create a reference section that easily identifies (1) federal regulatory oversight and (2) state regulatory oversight (when applicable) for the following types of healthcare organizations:
    • acute care
    • assisted living facility
    • critical access hospital
    • dialysis care
    • home health care
    • hospice care
    • rural health clinic
    • pediatric care
    • skilled nursing facility
    • Veterans Health Administration

Section II: Government Agencies (20)

  • Create a reference section that easily identifies at least twenty (20) government agencies relative to the field of healthcare administration. Some examples include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, etc.

Section III: Membership Associations (20)

  • Create a reference section that easily identifies at least twenty (20) membership associations relative to the field of healthcare administration. Some examples include the American Medical Association, the American College of Healthcare Administrators, American Psychological Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, etc.

Section IV: Medicare Compare (8)

  • Create a reference section that easily identifies all the Medicare Compare websites:
    • Physician
    • Home Health
    • Hospital
    • Nursing Home
    • Dialysis
    • IRF
    • LTCH
    • Hospice

Section V: Licensing (2)

  • Create a reference section that easily identifies any national or state licensing boards for leadership careers in the following healthcare fields:
    • assisted living facilities
    • skilled nursing facilities

Report your findings by using one (1) of the methods below:

  1. Word document saved as a .pdf (ensure live links are enabled)
  2. Publisher document saved as a .pdf (ensure live links are enabled)
  3. Portfoliobox site
  4. Prezi presentation
  5. Other (must obtain approval from instructor)

Standards:

  • Your reference guide must contain live links┬áto your websites
  • Your reference guide can be as creative as you desire
  • If you describe your sections or information within your sections, do not plagiarize! Summarize in your own words.

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