Derived from the authors' highly successful seventh edition of Health Care Law and Ethics, The Law of Health Care Finance and Regulation, Second Edition , concentrates on one area of health care law, allowing instructors to explore pertinent issues in more depth. As they do in the parent casebook, The authors skillfully integrate public policy and legal doctrine, and offer clear notes that provide context, smooth transitions between cases, and background information. This focused casebook: is based on material in Part III of the parent book, "Institutions, Providers, And The State," and also draws from the sections that discuss duty to treat, hospital liability, managed care liability, and regulating access to drugs. includes material specifically developed for this title: Heckler v. Ringer and Daniels v. Wadley on review of Medicare decisions Medicare and Medicaid patient appeal procedures Irvington General Hospital v. Department of Health on certificates of need Bryan v. James E. Holmes Regional Medical Center on peer review immunity is supported by a comprehensive web site, www.health-law.org, that provides background materials, updates of important events, additional relevant topics and links to other resources on the Internet. the Second Edition has been carefully updated; timely discussions include: Massachusetts's plan for universal health coverage The controversy over how hospitals bill uninsured patients Health savings accounts and consumer-driven health care Retail Industry Leaders Association v. Fielder on ERISA pre-emption of Maryland's "Wal-Mart law" Valley Hospital v. Kroll on patients' contractual obligations for medical bills Chaoulli v. Quebec on the constitutionality of Canada's social insurance system the Law of Health Care Finance and Regulation, Second Edition, Is the perfect tool for teaching a specialized course about the many issues involved in the regulation and financing of health care.Mary Anne Bobinski is the author of 'Law of Health Care Finance & Regulation', published 2008 under ISBN 9780735572997 and ISBN 0735572992.