MODULE #5 ASSIGNMENT Criminal Aspects of Healthcare and Advocacy Cause
INSTRUCTIONS: This written assignment will not be separately graded but is your ticket to participate in class and receive a grade for Class Preparation and Participation.
Copy the questions for Parts I – II below into a Word document. Type and save the questions and your answers in the Word document, using Times New Roman 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Upload your Word file to the Dropbox by the due date and times posted in D2L.
There is no partial credit for preparing but not attending class or vice versa.
Part I: Legal Issues with Fraud and Abuse
a Briefly describe the False Claims Act and its purpose. Give one example of a violation of this law.
b Briefly describe the Anti-Kickback Statute and its purpose. Give one example of a violation of this law.
c Briefly describe the Physician Self-Referral Law and its purpose. Give one example of a violation of this law.
d Briefly describe the Exclusion Authorities and its purpose. Give one example of when the government may apply this authority.
e Briefly describe the Civil Monetary Penalties Law and its purpose. Give one example of when the government may assess monetary penalties.
Part II: Legal Issues with Criminalizing Human Errors
a. Discuss whether or not you agree that the Vanderbilt nurse should have been indicted for reckless homicide? Why or why not?
b. Considering the NPR article, your experience and research, do you believe criminal indictments of healthcare providers will make healthcare safer or less safe.
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