Master of Jurisprudence in Healthcare Compliance

Stetson Law’s Master of Jurisprudence in Healthcare Compliance is an intensive, online program designed for healthcare professionals without a legal background who wish to gain an advanced understanding of healthcare laws and regulatory compliance issues.

The Master of Jurisprudence at a Glance

This comprehensive, two-year program provides non-lawyers working in the healthcare field with an in-depth understanding of regulatory compliance law as it pertains to healthcare practice, administration and clinical research. Gain experience through practical learning opportunities, increase your regulatory compliance literacy, and discover new potential for your career.

Become Tomorrow’s Compliance Leader

  • Enhance your existing skill set in this highly sensitive industry.
  • Gain the experience and skills needed to assume a leadership role in healthcare and regulatory compliance.
  • Learn to assess and manage risk, analyze and solve compliance challenges, and effectively communicate legal issues.
  • Improve patient outcomes and experiences with your knowledge of compliance and healthcare law.

Healthcare Compliance Program Highlights

  • Four semester, 30-credit online program“group
  • In-demand areas of study such as risk management, regulatory science, and healthcare compliance
  • Partnerships with USF College of Medicine, Bay Pines VA Healthcare, and Adventist  Systems
  • GRE not required with appropriate work experience

Why pursue a Master of Jurisprudence in Healthcare Compliance?

  • “twoExperienced healthcare professionals and recent graduates benefit from an interdisciplinary program that combines legal philosophy with relevant, practical learning opportunities.  
  • 100% online program means you don’t have to relocate.
  • Meet the growing demand for healthcare professionals with an advanced legal background.
  • Gain a competitive edge for career advancement and discover new career opportunities.
  • Build an understanding of the U.S. legal system and its impact on healthcare.
  • Get access to Stetson Law's alumni network, connecting with professionals who assist students and fellow graduates with career placement.

Compliance and regulation affect every aspect of the healthcare field. A thorough understanding of healthcare law will better prepare you to navigate the evolving landscape and solve tomorrow’s healthcare compliance challenges.

Curriculum

Candidates for the Master of Jurisprudence degree in Healthcare Compliance must satisfactorily complete four full academic semesters for a total of at least 30 credit hours. Students may enroll in additional coursework with additional approval from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Required Courses

“busyFirst Fall

LAW H130. PROFESSIONALISM & THE CRT SYS. 1 Credit.

This course would provide an overview of what it means to be a professional, how to act professionally on a daily basis, the regulation of professionals and well as provide a survey of the legal system, explaining the difference between federal and state, court and regulatory systems.

LAW H110. FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTRACT LAW. 2 Credits.

This course will provide a basic overview of the fundamentals of contract law, including formation, defenses and consideration.

LAW H150. HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS & BENEFITS. 2 Credits.

This course will examine the various government and private health care programs. The course will look at the structure of the programs, eligibility, benefits, costs, coverages and legal relationships between the participants. The course will also examine the hearings and appeals process, as well as current top issues. The primary focus will be on the federal health care system.

First Spring

LAW H120. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM. 2 Credits.

This course will include the ethical issues faced by professionals when working within their respective professions. Some of the topics of ethics will include mandatory and optional disclosures, whistleblowing, applicable laws and industry standards, regulatory compliance, etc. The course will also cover professionalism for those individuals and how to conduct themselves within their chosen fields.

LAW H140. COMPLIANCE 101. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an overview of and foundation in compliance in health care settings. The course will include an overview of compliance regulations such as HIPPA, EMTALA and others and focus on the eight elements of a compliance program. The course will follow the outline of HCCA’s book, Compliance 101 (4th ed.).

LAW H160. RISK MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS. 3 Credits.

This course will cover risk management in the field of health care, including how to monitor and manage risks and to respond when a problem occurs. The course will also cover essentials of research methods, design and data analytics. This course will also explore various risk assessment models.

Second Fall

LAW H210. LEGAL RESEARCH. 2 Credits.

This course will provide an introduction to research, both legal and non-legal, and include how to research and read the law, including cases, statutes and regulations.

LAW H230. HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE & ETHICS. 2 Credits.

This course will examine the organizational structure of health care programs, including horizontal and vertical integration and how an organization’s culture can lead to success or indictments. The course will stress the eighteen element of compliance, that of a culture of compliance, and will offer an in-depth examination of corporate and individual ethics.

LAW H250. UNDERSTANDING HEALTHCARE PAYMENT SYSTEMS & REIMBURSEMENTS. 2 Credits.

This course will look at the various payment models for health care programs. The course will examine the private insurance model, compared to managed care models of payment. The course will examine the Medicare payment systems and how Parts A and B are financed and how payments are made.

LAW H270. TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE. 2 Credits.

This course will examine the multi-faceted role technology plays in health care compliance. The course will focus on the compliance issues faced with tele-medicine, hospital cyber-security, protection of patient and employee information, medical identity theft, and within litigation, responses to subpoenas and e-discovery.

Second Spring

LAW H220. HUMAN RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES. 2 Credits.

From a compliance focus, this course will examine the HR and management issues that an organization will face. The course will include both corporate and internal investigations, looking at employment and labor issues as well.

LAW H240. FRAUD & ABUSE 1: KICKBACKS, STARK, FALSE CLAIMS. 3 Credits.

This course will provide an in-depth look at specific issues of fraud and abuse that organizations face with focused on compliance. This first course will focus on the Anti-kickback laws, STARK and the False Claims Act.

LAW H260. FRAUD & ABUSE 2: TAX & ANTITRUST. 2 Credits.

This course will provide an in-depth look at specific issues of fraud and abuse that organizations face with focused on compliance. This second course will focus on antitrust and tax issues.

LAW H280. FRAUD & ABUSE 3: EMTALA & HIPPA. 2 Credits.

This course will provide an in-depth look at specific issues of fraud and abuse that organizations face with focused on compliance. This third course will focus on EMTALA and HIPAA.

Note: Curriculum offering and sequencing are subject to change.