Master of Science in Law — Health Care Law

Diane Hoffmann

The business of health care is complex and dynamic. Revenue-cycle management, Medicaid fraud and abuse, health informatics, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance are just a few issues that are challenging and shaping this industry. Businesses, government agencies, and non-profits require staff who are proficient in privacy, compliance, health care IT, regulatory issues, and policy changes. Maryland Carey Law’s Master of Science in Law with a concentration in Health Care Law is a unique program that addresses the critical need for legal education in the health care field.

During the first year, students will take foundational courses that provide an overview of public and private law in the U.S. and introduce them to legal analysis, research, and writing. Students will take an in-depth survey of Health Care Law, and courses on such topics as:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Public and private insurance regulation
  • Regulation of health care facilities
  • Provider-patient relationship
  • Health care information privacy
  • Bioethics
  • Professional licensure

The degree program will culminate in a capstone research project in which students focus on a challenge in their work environment. Each student will have a faculty or practitioner advisor to assist with this project.

For more information on Carey Law’s Health Law Program, please visit: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/programs/health/index.html


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