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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Legal Issues (274)*

Location: 
Various approved locations throughout the United States.
Length: 
45 hours (7 weeks).
Dates: 

September 2010 - September 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: define health care and related financing terminology and explain the overlapping roles of federal and state authorities in health care; describe the varied roles among beneficiaries, providers and suppliers, physicians and Medicare; apply statues and regulations to job related scenarios; incorporate legal concepts of authentication and admissibility; discuss noncompliance, liability and fraud; explain a hospital's obligations under EMTALA; analyze legal theories for clinical trials litigation; and describe the roles of the medical and legal communities in health care.

Instruction: 

The course is designed to provide participants with an introductory overview of legal issues arising in the healthcare workplace. Topics include: confidentiality, medical records as a legal document, patients' authorization, and informed consent. Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding and Introduction to Medical Terminology are prerequisites for this course.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Coding (9/10). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.

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