The Law of Healthcare Administration

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-02-01
  • Publisher: AUPHA/HAP Book
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Instructor Resources: test bank, two versions of a PowerPoint presentation, and an updated instructor’s manual with chapter overviews and talking points for the discussion questions that follow each chapter and major case excerpt.

The Law of Healthcare Administration offers a thorough examination of health law in the United States from a management perspective. Using plain language accessible to nonlawyers, the book moves from broad-brush treatments of the US legal system and the history of medicine to specific issues that affect healthcare leaders daily, including contracts, torts, taxation, antitrust laws, regulatory compliance, and, most pressing, health insurance reform and the important changes that have taken place since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010. The legal concepts discussed in the book are amply supported by real-life examples, detailed explanations, and excerpts from decisions of federal and state courts.

Highlights of the new edition include:

The status of ACA implementation following NFIB v. Sibelius and King v. Burwell, the two most serious legal challenges to the reform law The history of nursing, added to the history of medicine chapter The status of Medicare’s inpatient admission standards and the two-midnight rule Prominent antitrust cases from Ohio, Idaho, and North Carolina End-of-life issues, including the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) paradigm and death with dignity laws The Whole Woman's Health case, in which the Supreme Court reaffirmed the essential holdings of Roe v. Wade and its progeny The Supreme Court’s decision on implied certification, plus other issues related to false claims and fraud

Like the editions before it, the eighth edition of The Law of Healthcare Administration is practical and well suited to students and educators in health administration, public health, nursing, and similar programs and disciplines.

Author Biography

J. Stuart Showalter, JD, MFS, has spent most of his career dealing with health law issues. He has a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a master’s degree in forensic science from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1980 in various positions, including as in-house counsel to the US Navy Surgeon General.

From 1980 to 1996, Mr. Showalter was vice president and in-house counsel to the CatholicHealth Association of the United States headquartered in St. Louis. From 1996 to 1998 he was a partner in a St. Louis law firm, where he specialized in health law and corporate compliance. He later was chief compliance officer for health systems in Orlando, FL, and Baton Rouge, LA. While in St. Louis, Mr. Showalter taught health law and public policy in the health administration program at Washington University School of Medicine and was twice named teacher of the year. He has also taught health law at St. Louis University, the University of Central Florida, San Diego State University and La Sierra University.

Since 2010 he has worked as Contributing Editor of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He currently resides in San Diego, California.

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