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

    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).

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    Discussion Topic: Medical Staff, Credentialing and Peer Review 

    • 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 
    • Hot Trends in Credentialing & Peer Review
      • Defined after speakers established and closer to presentation 

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $99
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $75
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $50
    • Other AHLA Member: $150
    • Non-AHLA Member: $325
    • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $75
    • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Fraud & Abuse Practice Group 
    • Health Information & Technology 
    • In-House Council Practice Group 
    • Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group 
    • Physician Organizations Practice Group 
    • Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group 
    • Tax & Finance Practice Group
    • Enterprise Risk and Management Task Force Practice Group
    • Children's Hospital Affinity Group Practice Group

    Alexis L. Angell

    Associate

    Polsinelli PC
    Dallas, TX
    Bio

    Vanessa M. Brown-Toussaint, MD, JD, FACEP

    Emergency Medicine

    Stamford Hospital
    Stamford, CT

    Bio

    Jeffrey Frost

    Assistant General Counsel

    Office of the General Counsel
    Sutter Health
    Sacramento, CA
    Bio

    Barbara Blackmond (Moderator)

    Senior Partner

    Horty Springer & Mattern PC
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Bio

    ​Robin Locke Nagele (Moderator)

    Principal

    Post & Schell PC
    Philadelphia, PA
    Bio

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgs@healthlawyers.org.

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

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    If you have any questions about this registration option, please contact customer support.

    Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook

    Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, First Edition

    This Handbook examines the multitude of issues that those who represent hospitals and health system need to be informed about but will also be a critical guide for those who represent physicians, diagnostic imaging facilities, other health care facilities, as well as financial institutions.

    Coverage Includes:

    • Establishment of facilities; 
    • State licensing requirements;
    • Certification process;
    • Payment methodologies;
    • State and Federal fraud and abuse regulations; and 
    • Operational issues, including patient relations, privacy, grievance rights, and consent to treatment

    All health attorneys and others in the health care field who need to understand the intricacies and complexities of hospitals and health systems will find Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, First Edition an indispensable resource. 

  • Moving Beyond Basics: A Bootcamp For Hospital Lawyers & Advisors, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    Make it your 2018 new year's resolution: bolster your hospital law knowledge by spending the third Thursday of each month with this multi-part series from the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group and Collaborating PGs. In each session, you'll get an overview of a key legal area all hospital lawyers should know as well as a brief issue-spotting session where you learn about the latest hot trends in each area.

    Time (All Sessions): 90 minutes
    Sessions Format: On Demand Recording

    Make it your 2018 new year's resolution: bolster your hospital law knowledge by spending the third Thursday of each month with this multi-part series from the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group and Collaborating PGs.  In each session, you'll get an overview of a key legal area all hospital lawyers should know as well as a brief issue-spotting session where you learn about the latest hot trends in each area.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law. 

    • AHLA Member: $1015
    • AHLA Non-Member: $1950

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Fraud & Abuse Practice Group 
    • Health Information & Technology 
    • In-House Council Practice Group 
    • Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group 
    • Physician Organizations Practice Group 
    • Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group 
    • Tax & Finance Practice Group
    • Enterprise Risk and Management Task Force Practice Group
    • Children's Hospital Affinity Group Practice Group

    On-Demand+CLE Webinars

    On-Demand+CLE webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit and are approved in every state with mandatory CLE requirements for attorneys unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    On-Demand Webinars

    Offerings designated as “On-Demand" differ from those designated as “On-Demand+CLE" in that they are CLE-ineligible. However, 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 and subject to its rules and regulations. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA On-Demand+CLE webinars are only approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgsce@healthlawyers.org.

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgsce@healthlawyers.org.

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

    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.

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    Discussion Topic: Key Tips for Overcoming HIPAA Hurdles -- An Inside and Outside Perspective 

    Hospitals face HIPAA Privacy and Security issues on a daily basis.  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.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $99
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $75
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $50
    • Other AHLA Member: $150
    • Non-AHLA Member: $325
    • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $75
    • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Fraud & Abuse Practice Group 
    • Health Information & Technology 
    • In-House Council Practice Group 
    • Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group 
    • Physician Organizations Practice Group 
    • Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group 
    • Tax & Finance Practice Group
    • Enterprise Risk and Management Task Force Practice Group
    • Children's Hospital Affinity Group Practice Group

    Benjamin Bresnick, JD

    ​Director of Corporate Compliance & Privacy Officer

    Northwest Community Healthcare
    Chicago, IL
    Bio

    Lauren Z. Groebe

    Associate

    Morgan Lewis
    Chicago, IL
    Bio

    Jaime Pego

    Director, Healthcare Advisory Services

    KPMG
    Madison, New Jersey
    Bio

    Kathleen D. Kenney (Moderator)

    Associate

    Polsinelli PC
    Chicago, IL
    Bio

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgs@healthlawyers.org.

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

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    If you have any questions about this registration option, please contact customer support.

    Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook

    Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, First Edition

    This Handbook examines the multitude of issues that those who represent hospitals and health system need to be informed about but will also be a critical guide for those who represent physicians, diagnostic imaging facilities, other health care facilities, as well as financial institutions.

    Coverage Includes:

    • Establishment of facilities; 
    • State licensing requirements;
    • Certification process;
    • Payment methodologies;
    • State and Federal fraud and abuse regulations; and 
    • Operational issues, including patient relations, privacy, grievance rights, and consent to treatment

    All health attorneys and others in the health care field who need to understand the intricacies and complexities of hospitals and health systems will find Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, First Edition an indispensable resource. 

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

    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).

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    Discussion Topic: Hot Topics in EMTALA:  Screening and Triaging Emergency Room Challenges

    • Overview of EMTALA Requirements
    • Explanation of the Survey Process 
    • Hot Trends in EMTALA 
      • Partnering with law enforcement 
      • Opioid challenges in the ED 
      • Special considerations for international patients
      • Enforcement Trends 
      • Behavioral health

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $99
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $75
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $50
    • Other AHLA Member: $150
    • Non-AHLA Member: $325
    • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $75
    • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Fraud & Abuse Practice Group 
    • Health Information & Technology 
    • In-House Council Practice Group 
    • Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group 
    • Physician Organizations Practice Group 
    • Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group 
    • Tax & Finance Practice Group
    • Enterprise Risk and Management Task Force Practice Group
    • Children's Hospital Affinity Group Practice Group

    Emily Black Grey, Esq.

    Partner

    Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Bio

    ​Sarah E. Swank

    Principal

    Dignity Health
    Pasadena, CA
    Bio

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgs@healthlawyers.org.

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

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    If you have any questions about this registration option, please contact customer support.

    Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook

    Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, First Edition

    This Handbook examines the multitude of issues that those who represent hospitals and health system need to be informed about but will also be a critical guide for those who represent physicians, diagnostic imaging facilities, other health care facilities, as well as financial institutions.

    Coverage Includes:

    • Establishment of facilities; 
    • State licensing requirements;
    • Certification process;
    • Payment methodologies;
    • State and Federal fraud and abuse regulations; and 
    • Operational issues, including patient relations, privacy, grievance rights, and consent to treatment

    All health attorneys and others in the health care field who need to understand the intricacies and complexities of hospitals and health systems will find Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, First Edition an indispensable resource. 

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

    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.

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    Discussion Topic: The Compliance Spectrum: From Compliance Planning & Operations Through Internal Investigations

    • Setting up a compliance programs that works
    • Operationalizing compliance
    • Conducting Internal Investigations
    • Best compliance practices and tips for success
    • Corporate Integrity Agreement Trends and Recent Compliance Guidance

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

    • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $99
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $75
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $50
    • Other AHLA Member: $150
    • Non-AHLA Member: $325
    • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $75
    • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Fraud & Abuse Practice Group 
    • Health Information & Technology 
    • In-House Council Practice Group 
    • Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group 
    • Physician Organizations Practice Group 
    • Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group 
    • Tax & Finance Practice Group
    • Enterprise Risk and Management Task Force Practice Group
    • Children's Hospital Affinity Group Practice Group

    Jacqueline C. Baratian

    Partner

    Alston & Bird LLP
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    Felicia E. Heimer

    Senior Counsel

    Office of Counsel to the Inspector General
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    Kristin C. Carter

    Shareholder

    Baker Donelsons
    Baltimore, MD
    Bio

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgs@healthlawyers.org.

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

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    Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook

    Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, First Edition

    This Handbook examines the multitude of issues that those who represent hospitals and health system need to be informed about but will also be a critical guide for those who represent physicians, diagnostic imaging facilities, other health care facilities, as well as financial institutions.

    Coverage Includes:

    • Establishment of facilities; 
    • State licensing requirements;
    • Certification process;
    • Payment methodologies;
    • State and Federal fraud and abuse regulations; and 
    • Operational issues, including patient relations, privacy, grievance rights, and consent to treatment

    All health attorneys and others in the health care field who need to understand the intricacies and complexities of hospitals and health systems will find Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, First Edition an indispensable resource. 

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

    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.

    Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    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.

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area. 

    • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $99
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $75
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $50
    • Other AHLA Member: $150
    • Non-AHLA Member: $325
    • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $75
    • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

    Co-Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Business Law and Governance Practice Group
    • In-House Counsel Practice Group
    • Life Sciences Practice Group

    ​Sarah E. Swank

    Principal

    Dignity Health
    Pasadena, CA
    Bio

    M. Ramana Rameswaran

    Associate

    Arent Fox LLP
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    Linda Reig

    Partner

    Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney
    Newark, NJ
    Bio

    Susan F. Zinder (Moderator)

    Attorney

    Law Office of Susan F. Zinder, PLLC.
    New York, New York
    Bio

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgs@healthlawyers.org.

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

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

    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.

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    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.

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

    • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $30
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $30
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $30
    • Other AHLA Member: $40
    • Non-AHLA Member: $50
    • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $65
    • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • PI Committee
    • Health Information and Technology Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at dl@healthlawyers.org.

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

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

    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.

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    Topic: If You Build It, They Will Come (But Will They Pay?): Understanding Expansion and Investment Challenges for Public, Academic and Safety Net Hospitals

    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.

    Level of Difficulty:Intermediate/Advanced

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

    • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $99
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $75
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $50
    • Other AHLA Member: $150
    • Non-AHLA Member: $325
    • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $75
    • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Groups:

    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group
    • Hospitals and Health Systems PG

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgs@healthlawyers.org.

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

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  • Turning “Can We Do This?” into “We Can Do This!: Navigating Compliance, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    This 5-part webinar series will explore some of the unique and not-so-unique finance and regulatory compliance challenges faced by safety net hospitals and academic medical centers in 2018. Topics will include challenges arising from changing reimbursement rules, from new tax and finance laws, and from rapidly evolving state and Federal regulatory enforcement policies. Panelists will discuss the legal considerations and practical realities of tackling such challenges, with recognition that many of our nation's safety net hospitals and academic medical centers are not-for-profit and/or tax-supported institutions that operate with a specific mission and accountability to the public interests they serve.

    Time (All Sessions): 90 minutes
    Sessions Format: On Demand Recording

    This 5-part webinar series will explore some of the unique and not-so-unique finance and regulatory compliance challenges faced by safety net hospitals and academic medical centers in 2018. Topics will include challenges arising from changing reimbursement rules, from new tax and finance laws, and from rapidly evolving state and Federal regulatory enforcement policies. Panelists will discuss the legal considerations and practical realities of tackling such challenges, with recognition that many of our nation's safety net hospitals and academic medical centers are not-for-profit and/or tax-supported institutions that operate with a specific mission and accountability to the public interests they serve. 

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

    • AHLA Member: $650
    • AHLA Non-Member: $1250

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Groups:

    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group
    • Hospitals and Health Systems PG

    On-Demand+CLE Webinars

    On-Demand+CLE webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit and are approved in every state with mandatory CLE requirements for attorneys unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    On-Demand Webinars

    Offerings designated as “On-Demand" differ from those designated as “On-Demand+CLE" in that they are CLE-ineligible. However, 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 and subject to its rules and regulations. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA On-Demand+CLE webinars are only approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgsce@healthlawyers.org.

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgsce@healthlawyers.org.

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

    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.

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar

    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.

    This Webinar will explore (1) the government's current focus on EHR coding and billing issues, (2) common sources of errors in Evaluation and Management coding in EHR systems, and (3) current limitations in EHR "coding engine" and charge capture capabilities.  The speakers will focus on the policy and public interest issues that these issues raise and suggest approaches to avoiding these issues and promoting compliance in the EHR environment of today. 

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

    • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $30
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $30
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $30
    • Other AHLA Member: $40
    • Non-AHLA Member: $50
    • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $65
    • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • PI Committee
    • Health Information and Technology Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group

    Live Webinars

    Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
    • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
    • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

    AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

    For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at dl@healthlawyers.org.

    Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

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