HLTH 605 Phys Self-Ref & Anti-Kickbk Lw

Academic Year

This graduate-level course will provide an overview of physician self-referral and anti-kickback laws governing relationships between and among health care providers and other sectors of the health care industry. Students will gain an understanding of the federal Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and similar criminal laws, and Civil Monetary Penalties Law; how government agencies interpret and enforce these laws; and the real-world application of these laws to various types of business arrangements. This course will also provide a framework for evaluating key risk areas under these federal laws and explore best-practice safeguards that health care providers may implement to promote compliance.