•Licensing of health care professionals and institutions is an important function of state law, as it filters out those who may not have the requisite knowledge or skills to practice medicine
•State licensure laws define the qualifications required to become licensed and the standards that must be met for purposes of maintaining and renewing licenses.
1.Explain how federal employee benefits law often preempts medical negligence lawsuits against insurers and managed care organizations
2. Describe recent efforts to measure and incentivize high quality health care.