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  • The Impact of Tax Reform: Guiding Ourselves and Our Clients to Understanding and Success, Part IV

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 04/23/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Getting down to brass tacks, this webinar will focus on what you really need to know to operate your healthcare organization after tax reform. The Act will not merely affect business strategy but daily operations as healthcare providers and payers grapple with both healthcare specific and more generally applicable provisions of the Act. Eliminating the individual mandate will affect the number of insured patients being seen by providers, and thus provider cash flow. The Act's changes will affect all employees and individuals, impacting employee compensation and business related expenses, and thus the ability to recruit new employees (including physicians) and structure fringe benefit programs. Carefully crafted compensation structures, as well as payroll and benefit systems, will have to be expeditiously reviewed and changed, even before interpretive guidance issued. Our panelists will share how they are navigating this uncertainty (i.e., what is a "trade or business" under the new UBIT rules?) and what to prepare for next.

  • Spot the Antitrust Issue: An Interactive Guide to Identifying and Mitigating Antitrust Risk in a Changing Healthcare Landscape

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 04/24/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    As consolidation, vertical re-alignment, and disruption continue to transform the health care marketplace, the competitive landscape is changing. Providers, health plans, life sciences companies, and other industry participants are evolving their business practices to meet these changes, creating new competitive opportunities and the potential for new competitive risks. It’s more important than ever for trusted legal advisers to spot antitrust issues early to help clients navigate and mitigate potential antitrust risks. This program is geared to general counsel, in-house counsel, and general health care practitioners. It is intended to help practitioners "issue spot" the antitrust issues that may arise in a fast-paced and dynamic healthcare context. This program is designed to facilitate issue-spotting in the context of common business activities, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other collaborations; identify potential antitrust problems and tools for avoiding such problems in the context of trade associations and other activities that involve competitors; and examine potential pitfalls and guidance for "dominant firms" in connection with sales and marketing activities.

  • The Opioid Crisis: A Prescription for Intense Oversight, Investigations and Litigation

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 04/26/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Opioid addiction does not discriminate based on gender, age, or race, and its devastating effects on communities throughout the United States have propelled the opioid crisis to the top of the agenda for state and federal regulators, legislators, prosecutors and civil litigants.

  • False Claims Act, Known Overpayments, Kickbacks and Stark: The Next Wave of FCA Actions

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 04/30/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Our expert panel will address these and other emerging FCA developments. This is an intermediate program intended for lawyers and compliance professionals who defend FCA actions or investigate whether an FCA violation has occurred.

  • Turning “Can We Do This?” into “We Can Do This!: Navigating Compliance, Part I

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/02/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Part I of this five-part webinar series will provide an overview and analysis of key new and proposed federal and state legislative and policy changes that may influence future operations, transactional planning, resources and challenges for public, academic and safety net hospitals, including recent tax reforms, changes to 340B, changes to payments for GME, and new and evolving rules and reimbursements for services to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

  • Medical Staff Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures: Maximizing the Role of Medical Services Professionals and Staff Attorneys, Part V (Intermediate)

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/03/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In Part V of this five-part webinar series will discuss the respective roles of counsel and Medical Services Professionals in connection with where telemedicine fits within the medical staff structure, how it is regulated by the medical staff (credentialing and peer review options), monitoring, and meeting accreditation standards.

  • Connecting with Kids: Opportunities and Challenges in Pediatric Virtual Care Programs

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/08/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Telehealth has wide-ranging applications for use in the pediatric population for different medical specialties and subspecialties (e.g., primary care, pediatric dermatology and pediatric oncology), professional disciplines (e.g., medicine and behavioral health) and locations of care (e.g., a patient's home, a pediatrician's office or even a school). This presentation will provide an overview of the development and maintenance of pediatric-focused telehealth programs. Speakers will address legal and operational challenges for providers related to reimbursement, informed consent, privacy, patient care standards and more. The presentation will also include real-world case studies detailing specific hospital-based programs.

  • Turning “Can We Do This?” into “We Can Do This!: Navigating Compliance, Part II

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/09/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    There are many regulatory compliance challenges that are common among all types of hospitals. There are also some challenges that are different or unique to hospitals that serve patient populations and offer services that would otherwise be considered risky and/or unprofitable. Our panelists will give perspectives on the top five legal and regulatory compliance challenges for the many rural, academic, public and safety net hospitals that serve otherwise unmet needs. The discussion will include considerations related to predictable or sustained operating losses, difficulties recruiting and keeping providers, addressing needs of special patient populations that may vary by race, gender, ethnicity, diagnosis or socioeconomic status, and the challenges of marrying economic realities and fiduciary obligations with ideals or missions that are charitable or focused on the public good.

  • The Promise and Perils of Consumer-Accessible Genetic Testing; Legal & Ethical Considerations

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/15/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Our panelists will survey the market for, and discuss benefits and concerns relating to, the rise of consumer-accessible genetic testing. They will provide an overview of the relevant regulatory landscape for genetic testing, with particular focus on the roles of the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Federal Trade Commission, and the states. They will discuss key policy issues relating to consumer genetics, including potential implications for healthcare, privacy and genetic discrimination.

  • Turning “Can We Do This?” into “We Can Do This!: Navigating Compliance, Part III

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/16/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Hospitals that serve otherwise-underserved patient populations and/or offer vital services that would otherwise be considered unprofitable or risky frequently encounter difficulties recruiting and retaining the necessary providers. As a result, their counsel and compliance officers are frequently faced with difficult questions about the extent to which creativity in compensation, incentives or other recruitment and employment terms is appropriate, and, on the other hand, when it might result in violations of the Stark Law, the Antikickback Statute or other laws and regulations that create a need for fair market value, commercially reasonable compensation. Our panelists will discuss some of more challenging compensation package questions for rural, academic and safety net providers, and provide examples and case studies of how these questions may be addressed and resolved. The discussion will touch on compensation questions related to charity and otherwise uncompensated care, teaching, research and community education and outreach activities.

  • Moving Beyond Basics: A Bootcamp For Hospital Lawyers & Advisors, Part IV

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/17/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    As more care moves outside hospitals, how are health care lawyers and executives changing how they structure hospital/physician relationships? Part IV of this 8-part series will examine key hospital/physician relationships and contracting issues as well as observations on how hospitals and physicians can more effectively collaborate in today’s changing patient and physician demographics. Health care executives and attorneys for hospitals and physician organizations will use a hypothetical to illustrate evolving challenges and opportunities in structuring hospital/physician financial and contractual relationships, including recruitment, timeshare arrangements, practice acquisitions, employment, professional service agreements, practice leases, joint ventures and value-based compensation.

  • Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part II: Quality of care / patient safety

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/17/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Today, providers rely heavily on EHRs and we continue to see gradual developments surrounding quality and safety features. While EHRs certainly allow providers to better manage patient care, they can also give rise to patient safety and quality issues. The panel, which includes a representative of the Joint Commission, in-house counsel of a health system, and a consultant, will provide their perspectives on topics such as alert fatigue, role based access rights, modifications to health care records, proactive care and metrics, medical management, and other key issues the industry faces. This session will also explore processes that can help identify potential safety issues before they can harm patients or affect quality of care and explore policy options that could advance the patient safety aspects of EHR use.

  • The Impact of Tax Reform: Guiding Ourselves and Our Clients to Understanding and Success, Part III

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/21/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The Act creates a whole new world for players in healthcare private equity and international markets. How will changes to corporate and partnership tax rules impact operations and structuring decisions? How will fund managers and investors be impacted by changes to the carried interest and net operating loss rules? How will shifting from a "worldwide" to a 'territorial' tax platform impact international healthcare operators? After navigating the Act's deemed repatriation of foreign income tax hit, will we receive much needed guidance on the new global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) provisions? Our panelists will tailor their advice to assist sophisticated organizations operating or investing in the healthcare arena.

  • Turning “Can We Do This?” into “We Can Do This!: Navigating Compliance, Part IV

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/23/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    As health care transitions from volume to value based payment models, it is becoming increasingly important for providers to measure and demonstrate cost effectiveness and quality achievements in care delivery. The paths to such “accountable care” are varied and may include investments in key infrastructure and/or strategic alliances and partnerships to improve technology, analytics, culture, collaboration and outcomes. However, for many rural, academic and safety net hospitals, the appropriate resources, partners and path to value-based care may be difficult to identify given the patient populations, capital restrictions and other obligations that they must navigate. This session will discuss real life examples of obstacles, challenges and solutions of rural, academic and safety net hospitals pursuing goals of accountable care, including successful co-management and clinical integration strategies, hospital quality and efficiency programs, and formation and participation in Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) and Medicaid Accountable Care Entities (ACEs).

  • Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part III:Coding and billing integrity

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/24/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    While current public policy strongly encourages providers to use EHRs, the government has also expressed its concern that some providers may be using EHR functionalities to bill improperly. EHR systems pose certain risks of documentation errors that can result in incorrect coding and billing. In addition, some EHR functionalities that are intended to assist providers in coding correctly and capturing charges completely with greater efficiency have proven to have limited effectiveness to date and to present additional compliance issues in practice.

  • Turning “Can We Do This?” into “We Can Do This!: Navigating Compliance, Part V

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 05/30/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Public, academic and safety-net hospitals have many of the same challenges as other hospitals in raising capital and navigating financial uncertainties for service line or other expansions. Layered on the usual challenges, there may be additional investment and expansion challenges for these hospitals related to their public funding and purchasing restrictions, their chartable mission and/or the intensity of resource use that is required for the research and teaching operations. This session will explore hypothetical and real life legal obstacles and solutions for public, academic and safety net hospitals that are looking to expand through partnerships, alliances, acquisitions and investments.

  • Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part IV: Interoperability

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 06/07/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Electronic health records and continued advancements in health information technology present significant opportunities to advance the delivery of healthcare and improve patient outcomes for millions of Americans. While the benefits are clear and the public interest is high, the healthcare industry continues to face a number of barriers in achieving interoperability. This webinar will discuss some of the financial, technological, and operational issues providers face and how organizations are confronting these barriers head on. The distinguished panel, which includes leaders from the HHS Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, the Office for the National Coordinator, and the American Medical Association, will discuss existing standards and resources as well as the path forward for stakeholders striving to achieve meaningful interoperability to improve patient care.

  • Easier Said than Done: Challenges of Implementing Outside Counsel Advice on the Inside (Intermediate)

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 06/12/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Ethical issues present themselves in all aspects of an attorney's professional life. This ethics program is designed especially for in-house counsel and outside counsel advising their in-house clients. Our panel of experts will provide insight on a variety of important professional responsibility issues that affect in-house counsel and the challenges of implementing outside counsel advice on the "inside." This interactive session between in-house and outside counsel will focus on the complexities of this working relationship and best practices while earning ethics continuing learning education credits.

  • Moving Beyond Basics: A Bootcamp For Hospital Lawyers & Advisors, Part V

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 06/21/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In Part V of this eight-part webinar series will discuss Setting up a compliance programs that works, Operationalizing compliance, Conducting Internal Investigations, Best compliance practices and tips for success, and Corporate Integrity Agreement Trends and Recent Compliance Guidance.

  • Moving Beyond Basics: A Bootcamp For Hospital Lawyers & Advisors, Part VI

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 07/19/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In Part VI of this eight-part webinar series will discuss Overview of EMTALA Requirements; Explanation of the Survey Process ; and Hot Trends in EMTALA (Partnering with law enforcement, Opioid challenges in the ED, Special considerations for international patients, Enforcement Trends, and Behavioral health).

  • Moving Beyond Basics: A Bootcamp For Hospital Lawyers & Advisors, Part VII

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 08/16/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In Part VII of this eight-part webinar series will discuss HIPAA Privacy and Security issues. From cyberattacks to snooping employees, HIPAA hurdles can be challenging to overcome -- to say the least. In this webinar, we will take privacy and security scenarios that hospitals face each day and discuss how to address the privacy and security issues head on from the perspective of a hospital compliance officer, outside counsel, and a consultant. Key topics will include Cybersecurity awareness and proactive preparation; Breach/Incident Response; Business Associate relationships and Vetting your Vendors on the front end; Risk Analysis -- Your documentation vs. OCR™'s expectations -- how to bridge the gap between the two; Innovation and HIPAA -- how the two can coexist; and Convincing your boss(es) to invest in privacy and security -- key tips for helping executives see privacy and security as a business issue.

  • Moving Beyond Basics: A Bootcamp For Hospital Lawyers & Advisors, Part VIII

    Contains 4 Component(s), up to 1.80 CLE credit hours Includes a Live Event on 09/20/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In Part VIII of this eight-part webinar series will provide an Overview of Credentialing, Privileging and Medical Staff Membership; Types of Hospital Privileges: delineation of clinical privileges, disaster privileges, courtesy staff, telemedicine privileges, mid-level provider privileges; HCQIA Immunity and NPDB Reporting FPPE/OPPE and the Peer Review Process; and Hot Trends in Credentialing & Peer Review (Defined after speakers established and closer to presentation).