Healthcare Policy And Law Discussion Question not a Paper

1. Define the phrase, “Common Law”. Explain how it is different from Statutory or Administrative Regulations. Discuss one case found in our text and how the decision affects health care in the United States.

2. Discuss how a health care organization can protect patient information that it gathers in the course of treating patients. How does your plan meet the legal requirements of laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPPA].

3. Discuss the following from the perspective of a health care system, consisting of several hospitals, outpatient clinics, and affiliated doctor’s offices. It has a service area of 5 million in population.Should it offer its own health insurance products, in addition to acceptance of private insurance and Medicaid and Medicare? How it might it benefit or hurt the health care system to offer its own health insurance products?

4. Discuss the differences between the three strategies to control health care costs and quality: Gatekeeper, Utilization Review, and Case Management. Discuss how you think any one of the three results in the best care for patients at the lowest cost.

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