Publisher: Health Administration Press
(AUPHA/HAP Book) 4th Edition
Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law and Ethics, Fourth Edition, examines the most important legal and ethical issues in healthcare, and presents essential information that will help students learn to identify and tackle potential legal problems.
This thoroughly revised edition includes new information and extensive updates on topics such as:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including legal requirements about health insurance and health reform The 2012 Supreme Court decision regarding the individual mandate to buy health insurance, the penalty for not having insurance, and the expansion of Medicaid Ongoing legal challenges to mandated contraceptive coverage and whether federal subsidies may be provided for coverage that is purchased through a federally operated exchange New legal obligations for tax-exempt hospitals under the ACA and federal regulations Important changes to Medicare and Medicaid Other changes to laws about abortion, physician-assisted suicide, privacy of medical information, and reform of medical malpractice laws.
New to this edition are more activities that apply legal principles in the text to specific facts. Also, an in-text glossary has been added.