Health Law Compliance Studies
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is leading the way in Compliance Studies. The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is one of the few programs in the country allowing students to earn a health law degree with a concentration in Compliance Studies.
Health care organizations operate in a sea of rules and regulations. Having an organized program for complying with the law has not only become standard within the health care industry but many entities are also now obligated by federal law to adopt compliance programs. The Wall Street Journal recently identified compliance as “the hottest job in America.” Compliance has opened a new career path to integrate law and operations.
The Beazley Institute offers students a unique opportunity to focus their health law studies in compliance at a time when the health care industry is desperately in need of compliance professionals. Students who meet certain requirements are eligible to sit for one of the HCCA’s Compliance Certification Board’s examinations. On-campus students are able to apply for externships with compliance programs in the Chicago-area.
Our health law program allows students to choose electives that cover the structure of compliance programs as well as regulatory subject-matter areas. Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) and Master of Laws (LLM) students interested in focusing on compliance are encouraged to choose a thesis topic addressing some aspect of compliance. Juris Doctor (JD) students are eligible to write a compliance paper as part of a directed study under the supervision of a compliance faculty member.
Compliance Certification Board of the HCCA
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB), which is affiliated with the Health Care Compliance Association, so that students fulfilling certain minimum requirements are eligible to sit for any CCB health care-related exam.
The CCB offers the following health care-related certifications:
- Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)
- Certification in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)
- Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)
A CCB certification is a valuable asset in the job market. Compliance-related jobs increasingly require one of the CCB’s certifications. At Loyola we offer students a head start in these certifications.
For more information about Loyola’s Compliance Certification Board accreditation and the CCB examinations, please click here.
The Beazley Institute offers access to a national faculty who are not only engaging instructors but living what they are teaching. The faculty for the compliance-related courses comprise leaders in the field and some of the founders of the compliance profession.
Ryan Meade serves as Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies for the Beazley Institute and supervises students who are interested in concentrating in Compliance. Professor Meade has practiced health care regulatory law for over two decades and designed compliance programs for a large cross-section of types of health care organizations. He sits on several of the CCB exam committees. In his role as Director, he provides career counseling for students interested in transitioning to compliance jobs.
Janis Anfossi, Chief Privacy Officer, Rush University Medical Center
Marti Arvin , Chief Compliance Officer, UCLA Health Sciences
Kim Brandt, Chief Investigations Counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Minority Staff
Shelly Carling , Government Investigation Consultant, Advocate Health Care
Lisa Murtha , Partner, SNR Denton US LLP
Asha Scielzo , Special Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Although many health law courses have some regulatory law dimension to them, Loyola’s compliance-related courses allow students to study an area of compliance with academic rigor while giving students a window into the ways compliance laws play out in real-life situation.
Our faculty develop course material which balance theory and practice. Students who are already working as a compliance professional are able to apply their courses right away to their work life.
A selection of online compliance-related courses include:
- Administrative Law and Regulation (955)
- Corporate Health Care Transactions (957)
- Fraud and Abuse – Stark Intensive (960)
- Health Care Business and Finance (903)
- Health Care Compliance (910)
- Health Care Payment and Policy (956)
- Health Care Privacy and Security (918)
- Health Care Regulation and Policy
- Legal Issues in e-Health (916)
- Liability and Dispute Resolution in Health Care (912)
- Life Sciences, Research and the FDA (958)
- Medical Records, Billing and Coding (919)
- Physician Regulation and Practice Management (959)
- Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Quality (909)
- Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation (793)
- Corporate Transactions in Health Law (711)
- Health Care Fraud and Abuse (732)
- Health Care Payment and Policy (720)
- Health Information Privacy and Technology (739)
- Introduction to Health Law (710)
- Life Sciences, Research, and the FDA (718)
- Physician Regulation Seminar ((775)
- Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Quality (797)
- Topics in Health Care Compliance (798)
Careers in Health Care Compliance
The ever-changing and increasing regulation of health care creates a growing need for compliance professionals. Compliance plays an especially vital role in health care delivery because of the number of regulations that health care entities face. Compliance professionals ensure that entities follow all laws and regulations that apply to the entity’s existence and operations. Both attorneys and health care professionals qualify for many compliance positions.
Many compliance positions require certification through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). Based on the strength of Loyola’s curriculum in health care compliance, the CCB has accredited Loyola University Chicago School of Law. With this accreditation, Loyola JD, LLM, and MJ students who successfully complete at least 15 hours of health care compliance course work, on campus or online, are automatically eligible to sit for the CCB exams without having to fulfill professional work experience requirements.
For more information about careers in compliance and the CCB examinations, visit the HCCA website. For more information about becoming eligible for a CCB examination, please click here.
For specific questions about Compliance Studies at Loyola, please contact Professor Ryan Meade at firstname.lastname@example.org.