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  • Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    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.

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

    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. 

    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: $775
    • AHLA Non-Member: $350

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • PI Committee
    • Health Information and Technology Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment 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 dl@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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

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

    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: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    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.

    • AHLA Member: $100
    • Non-AHLA Member: $200

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • PI Committee
    • Health Information and Technology Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment 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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 11 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • Business Associate—Friend or Foe - On Demand Recording

    This webinar will focus on considerations in Business Associate Management—from vendor selection through post contract management and handling of data compromises.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    This webinar will focus on considerations in Business Associate Management—from vendor selection through post contract management and handling of data compromises.

    • AHLA Member: $145
    • Non-AHLA Member: $275

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Health Information and Technology 

    Jamie Sorley

    Attorney

    Silhol Law
    Dallas, TX
    Bio

    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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 11 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Impact of Tax Reform: Guiding Ourselves and Our Clients to Understanding and Success, PT III - On Demand Recording

    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.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    Topic:  Private Equity and International Tax Considerations: A Whole New World

    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.

    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: $145
    • Non-AHLA Member: $275

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Business Law & Governance Practice Group
    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group 
    • In-House Counsel Practice Group 
    • Labor and Employment Practice Group 
    • Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group 
    • Physician Organizations Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment 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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 11 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • Impact of Tax Reform: Guiding Ourselves and Our Clients to Understanding and Success, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    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.

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

    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. 

    To help AHLA members think through these issues and provide understanding and advice to our clients, the Tax and Finance Practice Group has partnered with the Business Law and Governance, Hospitals and Health Systems, In-House Counsel, Labor and Employment, Payers, Plans, and Managed Care, Physician Organizations, and Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Groups to bring you a series of webinars focusing on the Act's wide-reaching impact.

    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: $510
    • AHLA Non-Member: $975

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Business Law & Governance Practice Group
    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group 
    • In-House Counsel Practice Group 
    • Labor and Employment Practice Group 
    • Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group 
    • Physician Organizations Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment 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 dl@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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

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

    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.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    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.

    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: $145
    • Non-AHLA Member: $275

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Life Sciences 

    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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 11 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • Connecting with Kids: Opportunities and Challenges in Pediatric Virtual Care Programs - On Demand Recording

    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.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    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. 

    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: $145
    • Non-AHLA Member: $275

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Children's Hospital Affinity Group (Academic Medical Center Practice Group and In-house Counsel Practice Group)
    • Digital Health Affinity Group (Health Information Technology Practice Group), 
    • Hospital and Health Systems Practice Group 

    Lisa Schmitz Mazur

    Partner

    McDermott Will & Emery
    Chicago, IL
    Bio

    Afsheen Davis

    Deputy General Counsel

    Texas Children's Hospital
    Houston, TX

    Sheniece Smith

    Chief Of Staff and Senior Counsel

    Children's Hospital of Orange County
    Orange, CA

    ​Fatema F. Zanzi

    Partner

    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    Chicago, IL
    Bio

    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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 11 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

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

    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.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    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.

    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: $100
    • Non-AHLA Member: $200

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • PI Committee
    • Health Information and Technology Practice Group 
    • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment 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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 11 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

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

    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.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    The False Claims Act (FCA) is the federal government's primary weapon to combat allegations of fraud and abuse in its programs.  Over the past year, significant new trends have emerged regarding FCA enforcement and risk, such as how circuit courts have applied the Supreme Court's ruling in Escobar, how courts are construing what constitutes a known overpayment that must be remitted to the government, and when violations of the Anti-Kickback law and Stark law can constitute a violation of the FCA.  Also, the government's enforcement activities may shift as a result of the Department of Justice's recent Brand and Granston memos.

    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.

    Topics to be address would include trending FCA issues that a significant portion of AHLA's community would have an interest, such as how the FCA's materiality standard is evolving in light of the Supreme Court's ruling in Escobar and what opportunities are presented to defendants in light of the Court's ruling?; how FCA cases involving application of the Anti-Kickback law and Stark law are trending?; what courts are saying about FCA actions alleging a lack of medical necessity, or other issues turning on an application of clinical judgment?; and how are courts applying the 60-day overpayment rule in FCA actions?

    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: $145
    • Non-AHLA Member: $275

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Fraud and Abuse Practice Group 

    Eva Gunasekera

    Counsel

    Finch McCranie LLP
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    Robert S. Salcido (Moderator)

    Partner

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 11 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

  • The Opioid Crisis: A Prescription for Intense Oversight, Investigations and Litigation - On Demand Recording

    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.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    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.  According to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb:

    "[W]e are facing an opioid epidemic “a public health crisis, and we must take all necessary steps to reduce the scope of opioid misuse and abuse. We will continue to take regulatory steps when we see situations where an opioid product's risks outweigh its benefits, not only for its intended patient population but also in regard to its potential for misuse and abuse."

    Controlled Substances, Rampant Litigation Beyond the human toll, the litigation and enforcement implications of the crisis are vast. Unlike prior industry-wide litigation, opioid litigation threatens stakeholders at every level of the distribution chain, including medical academia, accreditation bodies, pharmacy boards, manufacturers, distributors, formularies, PBMs, dispensers, retailers, importers, on-line marketers, hospitals, medical facilities, prescribing physicians, payors, employers, and members of the consuming public.

    Panel members will offer an overview of this burgeoning body of litigation and investigative activity and will provide insight into how the crisis has unfolded, where the litigation and oversight activities currently stand, and what to expect going forward.

    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: $145
    • Non-AHLA Member: $275

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems

    Co-Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Health Care Liability and Litigation
    • Behavioral Health Task Force

    Patricia A. Markus

    Partner

    Nelson Mullins
    Raleigh, NC 

    Scott R. Grubman

    Attorney

    Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP
    Atlanta, GA

    Michael A. Walsh

    Partner

    Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
    Dallas, Texas 

    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 dl@healthlawyers.org.

    It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 11 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.