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Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost, Schwartz,
Brown, Clark, Gatter, King, and Pendo's
Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, 8th

Thirty years ago, the first edition of the Furrow Health Law casebook quite literally defined the subject of Health Law in the United States. Today this book, cited by the United States Supreme Court and a host of other courts, remains the leading Health Law casebook in American law schools. The new 8th edition, which is currently in production at West Academic and which will be on your desk in July, provides up-to-date coverage of the field in all of its complexity. The book offers new cases, statutory materials and classroom tested problems, along with succinct and sharpened notes, comments, charts and other teaching materials. It is fully up-to-date as of mid-2018, and it will be supplemented by a regularly updated website and, if appropriate, printed supplements. The book is more comprehensive but shorter than the last edition; you will find that it teaches extremely well.

The new edition has been carefully edited to sharpen its coverage while retaining all core materials. It thoroughly updates coverage of current issues in health insurance, accountable care organizations, the ACA, Medicare (including MACRA and “provider compare” websites), Medicaid (including the broader grounds for waivers under the Trump administration), and all the areas of conflict in today's health care political environment. For new and old users, a new teacher's manual and a dedicated website will help teachers prepare their classes.

While the casebook retains the structure that has served teachers and students so well, the 8th edition reorganizes the health policy and reform materials and the section on state regulation of insurance and managed care to reflect changes in the law and the industry. The ERISA materials are separated into a distinct chapter, and there is a new chapter that provides an overview of the US healthcare system, along with a primer on health economics, insurance, managed care, and the tools available to policy makers. There is also a new chapter on discrimination and unequal treatment in health care. Issues raising the inequitable distribution of health resources can be found in almost every chapter.

The new edition also updates the bioethics materials so that they maintain a focus on the issues that are currently being litigated or legislated, like state conscience clauses, direct challenges to the principles of Roe v. Wade, and medical aid in dying. The casebook is written to challenge teachers and students on all sides of the issues; the authors are a diverse group with no political or philosophical axe to grind.

In this edition the five original authors, Barry Furrow (Drexel), Thomas Greaney (Hastings), Sandra Johnson (SLU), Tim Jost (Washington and Lee), and Rob Schwartz (Hastings), are joined by five new authors who will be taking over future revisions of the casebook. These five new coauthors, all renowned for their teaching prowess as well as their academic work in Health Law, are Brietta Clark (Loyola-LA), Erin Fuse Brown (Georgia State), Robert Gatter (SLU), Jaime King (Hastings) and Elizabeth Pendo (SLU).



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Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz' Health Law, Cases, Materials and Problems, Abridged 7th

This abridged edition continues to use the broad organization that health law teachers and students found so helpful in the last six editions. Notes material has been trimmed substantially and some cases and sections of the primary casebook have been deleted. The authors' goal was to create a book better suited for schools that have curricular space for only one course, including medical schools and schools of public health.



Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz' The Law of Health Care Organization and Finance, 7th

This book is designed for a specialized health law course focusing on the organization and finance of health care. It is also well-suited for health law courses in health administration or management programs. The 7th Edition focuses heavily on the many changes that the Affordable Care Act is bringing about in the regulation of health care and health insurance. The book begins with an introduction to fundamental concepts affecting health law and policy, and then explores conventional and emerging methods of quality control regulation applicable to health care professionals and health care institutions. The next section of the book examines in depth the policy and legal issues presented by varying approaches to providing access to health care and controlling its cost. This section explores in depth the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are expanding access to health care, and analyzes the challenges to that law, including the National Federation of Independent Business Supreme Court decision. This section also considers legal issues presented by private health insurance, managed care, Medicare, and Medicaid, as well as obligations to provide medical services under state and federal law. The final section of the book explores legal issues that affect health care institutions and the relationships between professionals and institutions, including medical staff privileging, physician-hospital contracting, accountable care organizations, employment and labor law, tax exempt organization law, fraud and abuse issues, and antitrust law. The 7th edition has been completely updated, covering recent developments involving consumer-driven health care, ERISA, antitrust enforcement, labor law, and tax-exempt organization law, in addition to the Affordable Care Act developments.



Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz' Law and Health Care Quality, Patient Safety, and Medical Liability, 7th

This book offers a current overview of patient safety and the federal and state policy decisions and legislation that has redefined the field of medical error and turned it into a broader and more complex field of legal study. The text combines a detailed presentation of current federal and state legislation aimed at patient safety, with particular attention to the Affordable Care Act provisions, along with up-to-date analysis of tort liability. All aspects of health care liability are considered – from physicians to hospitals, managed care organizations, and outpatient settings. Informed consent, HIPAA, EMTALA and other sources of liability are considered, covering all the liability/quality issues that an in-house counsel or a plaintiff or defense attorney can expect to confront in today's health care environment.



Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz' Bioethics: Health Care Law and Ethics, 7th

This book provides a rich body of materials for courses in bioethics and law. Primary legal sources, including judicial opinions, statutes, regulations and institutional policies, will give students insight into the strategies used by courts, legislatures, agencies and health care providers in addressing bioethics issues. The book also draws from interdisciplinary research in medicine, ethics, and law to provide students diverse critiques of legal and public policy issues in bioethics. Materials in this text are tightly edited and designed to create high quality and focused classroom discussion, and, the text includes classroom tested problems that will engage students more deeply on each issue.

Bioethics: Health Care Law and Ethics begins with accessible introductory material on how to do ethics analysis. It then provides separate chapters on Reproduction and Birth (including current issues relating to abortion and contraception and issues related to assisted reproductive technologies); Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues in Genetics; Life and Death Decision-making; Regulation of Research Involving Human Subjects; Distributive Justice and Organ Transplantation; and Current Controversies in Public Health (including issues related to immunization practice).



Johnson, Schwartz, Gatter, and Pendo's Bioethics and Law in a Nutshell, 2d

This book provides a concise analysis of areas in which the law has addressed issues in bioethics. Topics include assisted reproductive techniques and family-making, limitations on reproduction (including abortion, contraception and sterilization), the role of ethical and religious beliefs of health care professionals, the definition of death, end-of-life decision-making (including physician assisted death), genetics, research involving human subjects (including issues related to conflicts of interest), stem cell research, organ transplantation, and other emerging topics. The book provides an excellent introduction to the process of ethics decision-making as well as useful support for students.

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