AI and Health Law Webinar Series, All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Product(s)
Artificial intelligence is poised to become a transformational force in health care. There are nearly endless opportunities to leverage technology to deploy more precise, efficient, and impactful interventions at exactly the right moment in a patient’s care. Inevitably, health law will have to respond to these changes. This four-part webinar series will include in-depth discussions of some of the key legal issues that arise with AI in health care.
Physician Practices: Strategies for Remaining Independent - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/05/2020
Physician practices are struggling to maintain their independence, with many opting to sell their practices to private equity or health systems. For those wishing to maintain their independence, it is critically important that they understand opportunities for growth, successful partnerships and joint ventures, and that they know how to maximize and maintain the value of their key assets (physician, patients, and data). This webinar will describe several innovative business models and strategies for physicians to maintain their independence. Attendees will also receive sample provisions and checklists to help them advise their clients on these models and legal issues associated therewith.
AI and Health Law, Part I: Overview—Myth Versus Reality - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/25/2020
This introductory session will discuss the trends that drive the need for AI in clinical care, health care administration, and clinical research. The panelists will examine emerging AI definitions, concepts, and uses and provide an overview of the current legal environment, including regulating entities, proposed and existing authority, and industry standards.
2019 Novel Coronavirus, Part II: Health Care Provider Legal Preparedness - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/25/2020
The second webinar of the two-part 2019-nCoV legal preparedness webinar series will provide an overview of legal preparedness and response measures for health care personnel and entities, including hospitals and health systems. This webinar will feature speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals, who will focus on legal considerations for health care providers in preparing for and responding to possible infectious disease outbreaks such as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Topics will include patient screening and testing, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), personal protective equipment (PPE), patient privacy, quarantine and its impact on workplace and patient care obligations, and other vital topics. CLE is being sought for this webinar.
Autism and Other Emotional and Intellectual Disability Services: Current Transactions, Reimbursement Landscape and Landmark Litigation - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/13/2020
Autism rates have exploded nationally from 1 in 166 children to 1 in 59 over the last 15 years. This statistic alone makes it incumbent upon all health care attorneys to prepare their clients, whether it be clinicians...
2020 Telemedicine Webinar Series, Part IV: Structuring and Payment for Remote Patient Monitoring Services - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/12/2020
AHLA is proud to offer its sixth annual four-part Telemedicine Webinar Series.
2020 Telemedicine Webinar Series, Part III: Telemedicine Reimbursement: Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial coverage - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/05/2020
As more reimbursement pathways become available, both from government programs and commercial payors, it is important to understand what telemedicine services are (and are not) covered, and how to navigate payor rules. This webinar explore the current telemedicine reimbursement landscape, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rules, state telehealth commercial health insurance coverage and parity laws, reassignment of billing rights, charging patients cash for noncovered telemedicine services, and interjurisdictional enrollment with Medicare.
2020 Telemedicine Webinar Series, Part II: Privacy and Security Issues in Direct to Consumer Telehealth - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/29/2020
AHLA is proud to offer its sixth annual four-part Telemedicine Webinar Series.
Protecting Privacy of Student Health Information: Compliance with HIPAA and FERPA - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/15/2020
HIPAA/FERPA Interplay; 42 CFR Part 2; Privacy and Confidentiality State Laws (examples)
Happy Together: A Legal Ethics Webinar on Working with Lawyers and Non-Lawyers in Health Care - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/12/2019
This webinar brings together individuals who, by the nature of their work or their role, interact frequently with lawyers in a variety of health care settings, including business colleagues, compliance officers, auditor/consultants, government affairs, etc. Lawyers must be aware of the many legal ethics issues that can arise during these types of interactions. The speakers will discuss the application of the ABA model rules to possible situations, including when discussions are and aren’t privileged and the attorney’s responsibility to represent the client. The presentation will also highlight best practices and important considerations in these interactions, such as where can lawyers add value, and common needs and complaints when working with the legal department or outside counsel.
Keys to Private Equity Transactions in Health Care - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/03/2019
There are many factors to account for when engaging in private equity (PE) transactions within the health care sector. This webinar will be an interactive presentation and discussion that will “drill down” on material aspects of the PE/health care transactions structure. This includes but is not limited to preliminary discussions and diligence undertakings, and more nuanced transactional matters relating to negotiations and definitive agreements. Numerous facets of PE/health care transactional considerations will be explored, including compliance and regulatory adherence. Valuation principles and economic terms will address key takeaways for all relevant parties. Longer-term strategies, subsequent add-ons or roll-ups, and eventual exits will be considered. Ancillary services, post-transaction growth opportunities, and other matters relating to health care transactional readiness will be prominent in our discussion and presentation.
Protecting Research and Intellectual Property from Theft - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/21/2019
Speakers will review the following: - Proactive measures to protect research and IP, including risk assessments, controls assessments, establishment of travel and information security protocols, training, table top exercises, and background screening of employees - Reactive measures if an issue is identified, including engaging counsel to conduct an investigation, dealing with potential export control or sanctions violations, false claims and false statements issues related to grant certifications, etc. - Other practical suggestions, including establishing insider threat and compliance programs with a security company
Health Information Technology Implications of the AKS and Stark NPRM - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/19/2019
Enhancing Use of Health Information Technology in Delivering Safe and Effective Care
The Stark Proposed Rule: Exploring the New FMV, Commercial Reasonableness and Volume or Value Guidance - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/12/2019
On October 9, CMS issued a highly anticipated proposed rule aimed at modernizing and streamlining the Federal Stark Regulations. The proposed rule contains extensive guidance on three critical regulatory requirements, fair market value, commercial reasonableness and the prohibition on “taking into account” the volume or value of a physician’s referrals. Notably, CMS proposed modifications to the FMV definition, a new definition for commercial reasonableness and a bright-line standard for circumstances where compensation will be considered to “take into account” the volume or value of referrals. Join leading industry experts, including the Chief Legal Officer for CMS, for an AHLA webinar that will focus on the proposed rule and this important Stark guidance. This webinar will be complimentary for all AHLA members.
New CMS Program Integrity Final Rule Is Here—Guideposts for Operationalizing the New Disclosure Requirements - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/06/2019
On September 5, 2019, CMS released a final rule with comment period called "Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process."
Thought Leader Perspectives Webinar - Top 5 Practice Business Issues – What Attorneys Need to Know - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/06/2019
This course provides healthcare attorneys and business professionals an overview of five key business components in medical practices that are essential to proper functionality and risk mitigation including structure, revenue cycle, coding/compliance, and compensation/production alignment.
Stark and AKS Proposed Rules: What You Need To Know - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/24/2019
This webinar will be an overview of the regulatory reforms contained in the proposed rule.
When HIPAA and Part 2 Collide: Old Challenges and New Rulemaking - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/15/2019
This webinar will provide an overview of the interaction between HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 privacy protections, with a focus on where the laws diverge.
Practical Antitrust Perspectives From Government Enforcers - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/26/2019
This webinar will provide health care practitioners and other participants in the health sector with unique and practical perspectives from antitrust enforcers regarding a host of issues.
2019 Fair Market Value Webinar Series, Part V - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2019
Can We Pay For That? Delving Into FMV Issues in Practice Acquisitions, Physician Integrations, and Other Health Care Transactions
The General Counsel Series, All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 3 Product(s)
The General Counsel Series, All Parts
The General Counsel Series Part III - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/20/2019
Law Department Management Best Practices
Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Series, All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 3 Product(s)
With various types of disasters seemingly becoming increasingly common across the United States and the world, including catastrophic hurricanes, wildfires, mudslides and volcanic eruptions, as well as terrorist attacks, healthcare providers have many reasons to be considering whether they are prepared for a disaster event. Community disasters pose special challenges for hospitals and other healthcare facilities given the functions they serve in communities. Counsel to providers with recent real-life experiences addressing these challenges have stories and insights to share, based on what they learned and what they wish they had known. This 3-part webinar series will provide current, real-life, “from the trenches” examples and analysis of the unexpected and challenging legal questions that arise for hospitals and other essential health care providers in preparation and response to disasters. It will include panelists who practice and represent clients in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, California, Florida, Texas, the Carolinas and other areas that have recently experienced large-scale disasters.
Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Series part IV - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/19/2019
Show Us the Money! Tips and Tales of Counsel’s Role in Securing Revenue and Reestablishing Solvency After a Large-Scale Disaster
Current Trends in OCR Enforcement and the Insurers Perspective - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/18/2019
Current enforcement trends by HHS OCR How to combat risk through training, supervision and incident reporting Perspectives from cybersecurity insurers regarding enforcement and incident analysis
MSCPR and National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) Webinar Series, All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Product(s)
This 2-part series is part of the ongoing collaboration between AHLA’s Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group (MSCPR) and the National Association for Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). Each year, the MSCPR and NAMSS webinar series takes on medical staff hot topics with a particular focus on how attorneys and medical staff professionals work together effectively to address these challenging issues.
MSCPR and National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) Webinar Series, Part II - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/13/2019
Diversity/Implicit Bias on the Medical Staff – How to Raise Awareness and Implement Best Practices for Your Medical Leadership Team
2019 Fair Market Value Webinar Series, Part IV - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/11/2019
An Exploration of FMV Issues in Co-Management, Call Coverage, Administrative, and Other Specialized Physician Service Arrangements
General Data Protection Regulation Series (GDPR), All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Product(s)
1) GDPR Series – Session 1: An Enforcement Update and Deeper Dive into Privacy Notices, Article 30 Recordkeeping, and Consent. 2) GDPR Series – Session 2: Vendor Management – Practical Guidance on DPAs, DPIAs, and Incident Response.
General Data Protection Regulation Series (GDPR), Part II - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/06/2019
GDPR Implementation Challenges and Enforcement Actions; Similarities with CCPA
Where is My Hospital? New CMS Guidance Regarding Co-Location Changes the Game - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/05/2019
Co-Location for Medicare-Certified Hospitals
New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule: Significant Changes Coming for Health Care Facilities, Particularly Long Term Care Facilities - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/04/2019
Understanding EPA’s New Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals: What Health Care Providers Need to Know (and Do)
Straight from the Source: Antitrust Implications and Lessons Learned from the Washington AG v. CHI Franciscan Case - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/30/2019
Almost two years ago, healthcare providers and those in the antitrust bar sat up and took notice when the Washington Attorney General’s office filed a complaint against CHI Franciscan, alleging that the not-for-profit health system’s 2016 transactions with two Kitsap Peninsula physician groups violated the antitrust laws. The State’s lawsuit asked the Court to unwind both transactions and impose millions in civil penalties and equitable monetary relief for ill-gotten gains on all Defendants. The case was another reminder that antitrust enforcers will pay close attention to physician group acquisitions and affiliations regardless of size. But this case had a unique twist from its progeny: the State challenged one of the transactions as a per se illegal price fixing arrangement and the other as an illegal merger. This approach presented legal issues beyond those present in traditional merger challenges, such as the single entity defense and whether the court should apply the per se, quick look, or rule of reason analysis. This lawsuit was also filed as an AG-only action, unlike many healthcare merger challenges that involve both federal and state enforcers.
2019 Fair Market Value Webinar Series, Part III - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/29/2019
Valuing Health Care Real Estate Interests: FMV Issues in Leases, Timeshares, and other Real Estate Transactions
Conducting Peer Review Under PSQIA Protection - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/28/2019
This Webinar will discuss the statutory and regulatory framework that supports using Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) protection for professional peer review, and will address the impact of emerging case law on those protections. In addition, we will provide real-world examples of how peer review is being protected successfully under the PSQIA, and offer practical “dos and don’ts” for providers seeking to use PSQIA protection for professional peer review.
MSCPR and National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) Webinar Series, Part I - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/23/2019
Physician Burnout and the Physician Well-Being Committee (PWBC)
Digital Therapeutics: Emerging Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/22/2019
Evidence-based digital therapeutics promise to improve health care quality, outcomes, and value through the use of advanced technology and data-driven interventions.
Leveraging LinkedIn: Optimizing the Tool for Leads - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/21/2019
Learning objectives include: How to make a great first impression What profile content matters? How to monitor your profile's performance How you should be networking within LinkedIn Additional tactics to leverage this tool
The General Counsel Series Part II - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/16/2019
Contract Management and Compliance Best Practices
Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Series part III - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/15/2019
Hard at Work: Managing Employee and Workforce Questions During and in the Aftermath of a Disaster
Implementation of the Sessions, Brand, and Granston Memos - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/14/2019
Please join our distinguished panel of thought leaders at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Labor for an in-depth discussion of the Sessions, Brand, and Granston Memos.
Arbitrator Conflicts and Disclosures - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/09/2019
Understanding what is an arbitrator conflict and what must be disclosed has become increasingly complex in the dispute resolution field. Speakers will discuss 1. How to determine if a conflict exists. We will address rules, statutes, and caselaw regarding definitions, and particularly "evident partiality." 2. What to disclose and how to disclose it without breaching client or matter confidentiality. 3. We will discuss not only the consequences of non disclosure, but also the importance of both the appearance and the reality of total neutrality and lack of bias in the arbitral process. 4. We also will address conflicts arising out of matters handled by other lawyers in the prospective arbitrator's law firm, what must be disclosed, how to search for potential conflicts, and confidentiality issues.
General Data Protection Regulation Series (GDPR), Part I - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/07/2019
Part I - Enforcement Update and Deeper Dive into Privacy Notices, Article 30 Recordkeeping, and Consent
Medicare Enrollment Denials and Suspensions, Tales of Bad Facts and Limbo - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/30/2019
1. Application and compliance issues leading to enrollment denial or suspension. Handling “bad fact” cases—convictions, license suspensions, excluded persons, and client-omitted facts. 2. Appeals 3. The settlement process, including corrective action plans
2019 Fair Market Value Webinar Series, Part II - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/24/2019
FMV Strategies for Compensating Employed Physicians in Today’s Competitive Market
Data Privacy and Cyber Security Risk Management - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/23/2019
This webinar will discuss data privacy and cyber security issues with a highlight on children, and how to appropriately manage these risks and respond to breach and security incidents.
The General Counsel Series Part I - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/18/2019
Mergers and Acquisitions Updates
Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Series Part II - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/17/2019
Legal Perspectives on Protecting and Managing the Health Care Client’s Supply Chain During and After a Disaster
Virtual Physician Visits in Long Term Care – Quality, Costs, and Legal Considerations for Telemedicine - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/16/2019
This webinar will discuss use of telemedicine in urgent situations to reduce resident hospitalizations and improve quality of care, while increasing revenue for the nursing facility and reducing costs for the health care system.
Private Equity Interest in Behavioral Health - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/09/2019
The webinar will address trends in the behavioral health industry, especially in relation to transnational activity and the role of private equity.
Legal and Public Policy Perspectives on the Administration’s Price Transparency Initiative - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/04/2019
AHLA's Antitrust Practice Group and the Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group are delighted to host this joint webinar on price transparency. For years, hospitals and health plans have closely guarded information regarding negotiated prices. Indeed, such data and information has been deemed highly confidential by health industry participants, and viewed as competitively sensitive from an antitrust perspective. As such, the Administration's recent push for price transparency in the health sector has sparked considerable debate in public and private sectors. Will making hospital prices publicly available to consumers result in lower or higher costs? What impact, if any, will the anti-gag clause legislation voted out of the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee in June 2019 have in the health care industry if signed into law? Are there economic and/or public policy reasons that support the price transparency initiative? What role does or should antitrust law play in these discussions surrounding price transparency? These and other issues will be discussed during this comprehensive webinar by legal and other health care industry experts.
Fraud and Abuse - Year in Review - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/14/2019
• Review of noteworthy settlements and enforcement activity in 2018 • Discussion of last year's significant health care fraud court decisions (including an Escobar update) • Proactive compliance measures to take in 2019 in light of fraud and abuse enforcement trends
2019 Fair Market Value Webinar Series, Part I - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/12/2019
How Much Should a “Rockstar Physician” Make? Key Legal and FMV Issues for Paying Specialized and Highly Productive Physicians
The Medicare Shared Savings Program: Recent Rulemaking and Trends - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/27/2019
Heather Grimsley and Elizabeth November from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will join us for this webinar to provide an in-depth look at “Pathways for Success,” the final rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) published in December 2018
2020 Telemedicine Webinar Series, Part I: Telemedicine Legal and Regulatory Issues - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/22/2019
We do not apply for CLE credit or issue CLE certificates for our past programs and webinar recordings. Please check with your State Bar as to whether self-study credits can be awarded - CLE credit may be obtained by applying directly to the attorney’s state accrediting body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said accrediting body
The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, Part III - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/16/2018
This webinar will highlight the rapid growth of telemedicine over the past few years, in response to strides in technology, growing commercial insurance coverage, and a continued short supply of physicians. The heart of this program will be an exploration of the growth of federal and state laws related to telemedicine. Speakers will provide an overview of the trajectory of telemedicine-related laws, highlight the existing legal framework, and provide perspectives on what may be on the legislative front. Panelists will also highlight innovative ways to structure telemedicine service arrangements to ensure compliance with traditional state and local health care laws.
The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 3 Product(s)
The webinar series aims to provide updates on state and federal law, highlight trends and distinctions in state law, and each webinar will offer practical perspectives and tips for lawyers representing hospitals, public health departments, and other health system partners.
The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, Part II - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/26/2018
This webinar will discuss legal trends in addressing the opioid crisis, and will explore how state, local, and tribal jurisdictions are responding to this issue by enacting a wide variety of laws related to prevention of opioid overdose and deaths. Speakers will also discuss current trends in opioid-related litigation, including recent suits filed by dozens of state, tribal, and local governments against opioid manufacturers. This program will also feature a discussion of new federal enforcement initiatives, including the formation of the Department of Justice's Opioid Fraud and Detection Unit and the 2017 Health Care Fraud Take Down. Panelists will also highlight 2018 federal funding and other efforts aimed at reducing the drug supply, and demand of opioids, through prevention, treatment, and recovery, and the implications for the health care industry.
Spot the Antitrust Issue: An Interactive Guide to Identifying and Mitigating Antitrust Risk in a Changing Healthcare Landscape - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/14/2018
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 Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, Part I - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/08/2018
This webinar will explore the recent national shift in focus from adoption of health information technology to interoperability and data sharing, and will highlight legal and enforcement initiatives aimed at the sharing of medical records. Speakers will offer perspectives on "interoperability" and "information blocking" as defined by the 21st Century Cures Act, and state law, and will discuss key data security areas that covered entities must consider as they implement new technologies.
OIG Medicare Compliance Audits -- What You Need to Know and Best Practices for Responding - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2018
This panel will discuss OIG Medicare Compliance audits and best practices for responding to the same.
Wellness and Prevention Programs: Emerging Trends - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/18/2018
This webinar will explore emerging trends in the development of hospital and healthcare facility-based wellness and prevention programs, and highlight the role of these programs in improving the health of the health care workforce. Speakers will also describe federal standards for workplace wellness programs, including those related to Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and will offer practical tips for avoiding legal problems and financial risk that can arise when a company develops a corporate wellness program.
Confronting Mental and Behavioral Health Needs in Long-Term Care - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/12/2018
Our in-house and outside counsel panelists will address various mental and behavioral health-related considerations for long-term care providers, including: unaddressed mental health concerns; strategies in dealing with behavioral issues; the importance of integrating mental and behavioral health assessments into the care plan; concerns regarding use of antipsychotic drugs in the long-term care population; and privacy concerns.
Financial Statements 101Contains 1 Component(s)
Lawyers who handle the practical dealings of their health care clients, such as mergers, regulatory filings, financial disclosures, and the accounting framework and terminology associated with these transactions. Knowing how to read and analyze financial statements is critical to practicing health law today.
Pharmacy Benefit Managers 101: Who They Are and What They DoContains 1 Component(s)
This on-demand program is designed to provide legal counsel and others with a basic understanding of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Over the past 25 years, new medications and broader insurance coverages have led to a doubling of expenditures for outpatient prescription drugs. The growth in prescription drug coverage has led to increased complexity in the delivery and reimbursement of medications. PBMs are organizations which address this complexity by impacting most aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain. The Trump Administration’s recently announced initiative to reduce prescription drug costs – which includes proposals focusing on PBMs – recognizes the important role that these organizations play in today’s healthcare system. Consequently, it’s essential for counsel to have a basic understanding of a PBM’s role and the laws governing its activities. This program is relevant not only for PBM attorneys, but also for counsel who represent the numerous entities and individuals directly impacted by PBM operations, including health plans, employers, third party administrators, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, drug wholesalers and patients.
Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part IV: Interoperability - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/07/2018
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.
Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 4 Product(s)
AHLA Public Interest, in coordination with the HIT and RAP Practice Groups, is presenting a series of four webinars addressing current issues with electronic medical records. The state of medical records technology is an issue of concern that affects almost everyone: The accuracy and completeness of medical records is critically important to the quality of health care provided to patients, to the ability of clinicians to provide competent care and receive accurate reimbursement, and to compliance with federal health care program requirements. Electronic health records hold the promise of significant advances in the quality and efficiency of healthcare, as well as improvement in the clinical experiences of both patients and clinicians. As EHR systems have developed to date, however, many of the hoped-for benefits remain elusive. Certain EHR functionalities have opened up a veritable hornet's nest of issues and have given rise to new causes of patient harm. The problems include a new phenomenon, now known as "e-Iatrogenesis," and new compliance risks for providers. This four-part Public Interest Webinar Series will explore these issues and potential approaches to addressing them, with a focus on the policy and public interest aspects of these problems.
Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part III:Coding and billing integrity - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/01/2018
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.
Business Associate—Friend or Foe - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/22/2018
This webinar will focus on considerations in Business Associate Management—from vendor selection through post contract management and handling of data compromises.
The Impact of Tax Reform: Guiding Ourselves and Our Clients to Understanding and Success, PT III - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/21/2018
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.
Impact of Tax Reform: Guiding Ourselves and Our Clients to Understanding and Success, All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Product(s)
The December 2017 passage of the federal tax reform law, referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act"), will impact basic business decisions affecting all of our clients, whether taxable or tax-exempt; small, medium or large; providers or payers. Yet there is confusion about the impact of the Act and how, if at all, changes will need to be made to our business structures, plans and operations.
The Promise and Perils of Consumer-Accessible Genetic Testing; Legal & Ethical Considerations - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/15/2018
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.
Connecting with Kids: Opportunities and Challenges in Pediatric Virtual Care Programs - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/08/2018
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.
Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part II: Quality of care / patient safety - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/03/2018
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.
False Claims Act, Known Overpayments, Kickbacks and Stark: The Next Wave of FCA Actions - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/30/2018
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.
The Opioid Crisis: A Prescription for Intense Oversight, Investigations and Litigation - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/26/2018
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.
The Impact of Tax Reform: Guiding Ourselves and Our Clients to Understanding and Success, PT IV - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/23/2018
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.
Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part I Ensuring the Integrity of EHRs—Practical Tips and Considerations - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/19/2018
With the rapid advancement of electronic health records (EHR) comes the opportunity to improve patient care and manage healthcare delivery in more efficient and less cost prohibitive ways. As data systems and technologies evolve, protecting the privacy and security of health information and ensuring the integrity of EHRs is critical. EHR features such as cut and paste or "clone" capability, drop-down menus, and remote access ease administrative burdens on providers and should support better quality of care. If not implemented and monitored effectively, however, these features can lead to a number of unintended consequences (e.g., inaccurate data, authentication failures, breach incidents, or misdiagnoses). This webinar will focus on key integrity issues providers face and practical tips for avoiding common pitfalls. The panelists will also touch on enforcement and oversight of EHR standards, including the Privacy and Security Rules and best practices for maintaining accurate data and, in turn, patient trust.
Medicare Enrollment Actions and Appeals: What You Need to Know to Prevent and Address a Medicare Enrollment Denial, Deactivation or Revocation - On Demand RecordingContains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/18/2018
This webinar will discuss Medicare enrollment actions and appeals including the grounds for denials, deactivations and revocations; applicable appeal processes, including corrective action plans, reconsideration requests, and ALJ and DAB review; and practical considerations, best practices and lessons learned.