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  • Value Based Compensation Arrangements Between Payors and Providers and Litigation Risk - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 07/24/2018

    The experienced panelists will discuss the increasing use of value-based compensation arrangements between payors and providers, including the evaluation and mitigation of litigation risks that arise from those arrangements. Participants will learn best practices on how to deal with these arrangements from a contracting and litigation perspective.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    The experienced panelists will discuss the increasing use of value-based compensation arrangements between payors and providers, including the evaluation and mitigation of litigation risks that arise from those arrangements. Participants will learn best practices on how to deal with these arrangements from a contracting and litigation perspective.

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

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Health Care Liability and Litigation

    Co-Sponsoring AHLA Groups:

    • Academic Medical Centers/Teaching Hospitals
    • Antitrust, Business Law & Governance
    • Fraud and Abuse
    • Hospitals and Health Systems
    • Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment
    • Payors Plans and Managed Care
    • Post-Acute and Long Term Services  

    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.

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  • OIG Medicare Compliance Audits -- What You Need to Know and Best Practices for Responding - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 07/24/2018

    This panel will discuss OIG Medicare Compliance audits and best practices for responding to the same.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    This panel will discuss OIG Medicare Compliance audits and best practices for responding to the same.

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

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Health Care Liability and Litigation

    Colin McCarthy

    Associate

    McGuireWoods

    Kristen Schwendinger

    Senior Managing Consultant

    Berkeley Research Group, LLC
    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.

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

    Recorded On: 07/19/2018

    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: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

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

    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).

    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: $145
    • Non-AHLA Member: $275

    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

    Hilary H. Young

    Partner

    Joy & Young, LLP
    Austin, TX

  • Wellness and Prevention Programs: Emerging Trends - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 07/18/2018

    This webinar will explore emerging trends in the development of hospital and healthcare facility-based wellness and prevention programs, and highlight the role of these programs in improving the health of the health care workforce. Speakers will also describe federal standards for workplace wellness programs, including those related to Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and will offer practical tips for avoiding legal problems and financial risk that can arise when a company develops a corporate wellness program.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    This webinar will explore emerging trends in the use and implementation of accountable care organizations and integrated care models, and explore lessons learned in the first six years of regulations. Panelists will characterize ACOs, integrated care models, and other efforts aimed at improving quality and lowering costs for better population health. The heart of this webinar will be an exploration of the impact and trajectory of ACOs and integrated health networks across the country over the past six years. 

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Don Benken, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Deputy Director/Senior Public Health Advisor

    Public Health Law Program

    Carolyn Plump, JD

    Associate Professor

    School of Business
    La Salle University
    Bio

    Jordan Bergkamp, JD, CPA

    Associate

    Husch Blackwell, LLP
    Kansas City, MO
    Bio

    Harry Nelson, JD

    Founder and Managing Partner

    Nelson Hardiman LLP
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bio

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  • Confronting Mental and Behavioral Health Needs in Long-Term Care - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 07/12/2018

    Our in-house and outside counsel panelists will address various mental and behavioral health-related considerations for long-term care providers, including: unaddressed mental health concerns; strategies in dealing with behavioral issues; the importance of integrating mental and behavioral health assessments into the care plan; concerns regarding use of antipsychotic drugs in the long-term care population; and privacy concerns.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    Our in-house and outside counsel panelists will address various mental and behavioral health-related considerations for long-term care providers, including: unaddressed mental health concerns; strategies in dealing with behavioral issues; the importance of integrating mental and behavioral health assessments into the care plan; concerns regarding use of antipsychotic drugs in the long-term care population; and privacy concerns.

    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:

    • Post-Acute and Long Term Services

    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.

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

    Recorded On: 06/21/2018

    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: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

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

    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. 

    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: $145
    • Non-AHLA Member: $275

    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

    Kristin C. Carter

    Shareholder

    Baker Donelsons
    Baltimore, MD
    Bio

    Nicole Caucci

    Deputy Chief

    Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch
    Office of Counsel to the Inspector General
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Laura Merten, JD, CCEP

    Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer

    Advocate Health Care
    Chicago, IL

    Jacqueline C. Baratian

    Partner

    Alston & Bird 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 pgs@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.

  • Financial Statements 101

    Lawyers who handle the practical dealings of their health care clients, such as mergers, regulatory filings, and financial disclosures, need to understand the accounting framework and terminology associated with these transactions. Knowing how to read and analyze financial statements is critical to practicing health law today.

    AHLA 101 Free Course

    Lawyers who handle the practical dealings of their health care clients, such as mergers, regulatory filings, and financial disclosures, need to understand the accounting framework and terminology associated with these transactions. Knowing how to read and analyze financial statements is critical to practicing health law today.

    Learn what they didn’t teach you in law school but that you need to know to provide the best representation to your clients or employer. This one-hour online course on “How to Read Financial Statements” gives you the perfect resource to achieve that goal. Authored and presented by Laura Gillenwater, Horne LLP, this course works from actual financial statements, and provides a step-by-step tour of what they contain and what the numbers mean. 

    Study on your schedule, prep for a client meeting, brush up for an interview, get ready for a “first day on the job.” In one short hour, you will have learned the basics about health care financial statements and be better prepared for practice.

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

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  • Pharmacy Benefit Managers 101: Who They Are and What They Do

    This on-demand program is designed to provide legal counsel and others with a basic understanding of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Over the past 25 years, new medications and broader insurance coverages have led to a doubling of expenditures for outpatient prescription drugs. The growth in prescription drug coverage has led to increased complexity in the delivery and reimbursement of medications. PBMs are organizations which address this complexity by impacting most aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain. The Trump Administration’s recently announced initiative to reduce prescription drug costs – which includes proposals focusing on PBMs – recognizes the important role that these organizations play in today’s healthcare system. Consequently, it’s essential for counsel to have a basic understanding of a PBM’s role and the laws governing its activities. This program is relevant not only for PBM attorneys, but also for counsel who represent the numerous entities and individuals directly impacted by PBM operations, including health plans, employers, third party administrators, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, drug wholesalers and patients.

    AHLA 101 Free Course

    This on-demand program is designed to provide legal counsel and others with a basic understanding of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).  Over the past 25 years, new medications and broader insurance coverages have led to a doubling of expenditures for outpatient prescription drugs.  The growth in prescription drug coverage has led to increased complexity in the delivery and reimbursement of medications.  PBMs are organizations which address this complexity by impacting most aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain.  The Trump Administration’s recently announced initiative to reduce prescription drug costs – which includes proposals focusing on PBMs – recognizes the important role that these organizations play in today’s healthcare system.  Consequently, it’s essential for counsel to have a basic understanding of a PBM’s role and the laws governing its activities.  This program is relevant not only for PBM attorneys, but also for counsel who represent the numerous entities and individuals directly impacted by PBM operations, including health plans, employers, third party administrators, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, drug wholesalers and patients.  

    The one-hour course will address the following topics:  (1) what is a PBM and how does it work; (2) PBM services; (3) the PBM marketplace; (4) PBM clients; and (5) the key federal and state laws impacting the PBM industry.  Authored and presented by attorneys with extensive experience in the PBM industry, the course offers practical  insights about the legal and business issues that impact one of the most important, and often misunderstood, segments of the healthcare industry.  

    Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

    Gregory S. Mitchell

    Executive Vice President & General Counsel

    HEALIX
    Bio

    Robert N. Rabecs

    Partner

    Husch Blackwell LLP
    Bio

    Cori Turner

    Partner

    Husch Blackwell LLP
    Bio

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  • Advancing the Value-Based Care Agenda: Breaking Barriers to Coordinated Care - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 06/20/2018

    On this webinar, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan will discuss the Department's regulatory reform initiative aimed at eliminating barriers to coordinated care delivery. Mr. Hargan will provide insight into the Coordinated Care Initiative, which will focus on reforming key regulations. Following the Deputy Secretary's remarks, Kelly Cleary HHS Office of the General Counsel will frame related legal issues and identify opportunities for stakeholder engagement.

    Time: 60 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    On this webinar, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan will discuss the Department's regulatory reform initiative aimed at eliminating barriers to coordinated care delivery. 

    Mr. Hargan will provide insight into the Coordinated Care Initiative, which will focus on reforming key regulations. 

    Following the Deputy Secretary's remarks, Kelly Cleary HHS Office of the General Counsel will frame related legal issues and identify opportunities for stakeholder engagement. 

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    • AHLA Member: $0
    • Non-AHLA Member: $50

    Sponsoring AHLA Group: 

    • AHLA Practice Groups

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

    Recorded On: 06/12/2018

    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: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    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. 

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

    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

    M. Ramana Rameswaran

    Associate

    Arent Fox LLP
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    William Conaboy, Jr.

    Counsel

    Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney
    Philadelphia, PA
    Bio

    ​Clevonne (Vonne) M. Jacobs, Esq.

    Associate University Counsel

    Duke University Health System
    Durham, NC
    Bio

    Susan F. Zinder (Moderator)

    Attorney

    Law Office of Susan F. Zinder, PLLC.
    New York, NY
    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 pgs@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.