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Essentials of Health Law

8 Total CME

Regular Price: $800

Member Price: $680

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If you’ve been searching for a comprehensive education on the most pressing healthcare law issues of today, then this course is for you. The world of healthcare law encompasses a wide body of the law regulating the provision of healthcare services and governing the relationship between healthcare providers and their recipients.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn about topics such as medical error liability, managed care contracting, patient rights, equal opportunity in the workplace, and more.

Topics include:

  • Laws, statutes, and regulations that govern healthcare
  • Contracts in the world of medicine, oral and written
  • Corporate practice of medicine, ownership, and oversight
  • Medical malpractice litigation, process, and roles
  • Insurance policies, carriers, and claims
  • Profits, non-profits, and boards of directors
  • Human resources and legal considerations
  • Important statutes every physician should know
  • Coding and billing requirements
  • Marketing, strategies, and mistakes
  • Patient privacy and dealing with breaches
  • Medical records, ownership, and access
  • Power of attorney, living wills and guardianships
  • Risk management, telemedicine, and informed consent

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Course Objectives

  • Interpret statutes and judicial opinions that affect healthcare
  • Examine how the law affects business relationships and the health care decision-making process
  • Explore legal trends in legal liability for hospitals and managed care organizations
  • Determine ways to reduce risk and improve the quality of patient care
  • Identify problem practitioners and develop effective strategies for dealing with them
  • Review issues related to managed care, such as key contract provisions

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Course Release Date: August 2020

Course Expiration Date: August 2023

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course





Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds are available for online courses if the refund is requested within a 72-hour period after purchase and no course materials have been accessed.
  • If the course is accessed at any time, no cancellation or refund will be allowed.
  • If registrations are cancelled within 72 hours of purchase and no access of course material has occurred, then a full refund less a $100 processing fee will be applied.
  • Once 72 hours have passed after purchase, no cancellations or refunds will be allowed.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

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