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HCA 401: Regulatory and Accrediting Agencies Requirements for Health Care Organizations

Course Description

This course will examine the regulatory and accrediting environments and discuss the difference between them as they apply to health care organizations. Topics will include HIPAA regulations, corporate compliance, regulating bodies, and accrediting agencies, both governmental, and current legal and political health care issues.

Prerequisites

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Identify similarities and difference between regulatory and accrediting agencies for healthcare organizations.
  2. Access State and Federal regulatory agencies governing the healthcare industry to develop personal and organizational practices for meeting and exceeding standards expectations.
  3. Access accrediting agencies for healthcare organizations to develop personal and organizational practices for meeting and exceeding standards expectations.
  4. Identify and discuss the major public health policies that have shaped the U.S. healthcare system and their impact on the consumers and providers of these services.
  5. Examine the facts and principle of Healthcare Corporate Compliance Programs and HIPAA health privacy and security programs.
  6. Discuss the politics of healthcare and use political insights to improve the responsiveness of the internal systems.
  7. Demonstrate the confidence of a responsible and accountable participant in assisting the organization in meeting and/or exceeding ethical responsibilities and compliance with the law.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignment(s)

Weight

Discussions

50%

Midterm Analysis Paper

25%

Final Analysis Paper

25%

Total

100%

Required Text

  • None

Supplementary Resources

Course Schedule

Week

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignment(s)

1

1-7

  • Organizational Ethics: Can Clinical Ethics, Business Ethics and the Law Co-exist in a Healthcare organization?
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Read the articles provided

2

1-7

  • External Review Organizations: Regulatory and Accrediting Agencies
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Read the articles provided

3

1-7

  • Federal Laws Governing the Healthcare Industry
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Read the articles provided

4

1-7

  • Department of Public Health Code Governing the Healthcare Industry
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Read the articles provided
  • Midterm Analysis Paper Due

5

1-7

  • Organizational Ethics and Corporate Compliance Programs
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Read the articles provided

6

1-7

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Read the articles provided

7

1-7

  • The Politics of Health care – Who Feels the Most Pain?
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Review the Lecture material
  • Read the articles provided

8

1-7

  • Pulling it all together:  What have I learned?
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Final Analysis Paper Due

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources

Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.