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

    Recorded On: 05/09/2018

    Part II of this five-part webinar series will discuss perspectives on 2018's top five regulatory compliance challenges for public, rural, safety net and teaching Hospitals.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    Part II of this five-part webinar series will discuss perspectives on 2018's top five regulatory compliance challenges for public, rural, safety net and teaching Hospitals.

    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.

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

    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

    Ritu Cooper

    Shareholder

    Hall Render
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    Nicole Almiro

    Director of Compliance

    University of Illinois
    Chicago, IL

    ​Clevonne (Vonne) M. Jacobs, Esq.

    Associate University Counsel

    Duke University Health System
    Durham, NC
    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.

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

    Recorded On: 05/08/2018

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

    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.

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

    Recorded On: 05/03/2018

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

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    Topic: Telemedicine

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

    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 Groups:

    • Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group
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    Sponsoring Organization:

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    Mercedes Varasteh Dordeski

    Associate Corporate Counsel

    Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc.
    Detroit, MI
    Bio

    Susan DuBois, CPCS, CPMSM

    Assistant Vice President, Physician Relations and Medical Affairs

    Intermountain Health Care, Inc.
    Salt Lake City, UT 
    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.

  • Medical Staff Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures: Maximizing the Role of Medical Services Professionals and Staff Attorneys, All Parts (Intermediate) - On Demand Recording

    This webinar series, co-sponsored by the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) and the American Health Lawyers Association, is designed to focus on important areas including ethical dilemmas, revision of bylaws, The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, employed providers, and telemedicine. The panelist for each webinar program will be composed of members of NAMSS, and attorneys that are members of the AHLA Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group who work every day with Medical Staff Professionals.

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

    The Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group provides a forum for those who represent and advise the individual health care professional, the collective medical or professional staff, and/or the health care entity with issues regarding the organization and operations of medical and professional staffs in health care entities and organizations, including but not limited to: the medical staff bylaws and rules, performance of medical staff responsibilities, appointments and credentialing, dealing with disruptive or impaired health care professionals, conducting peer review and quality assurance, taking corrective action, providing fair hearings for medical and allied health professional staffs, and peer review communications and records confidentiality.

    This webinar series, co-sponsored by the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) and the American Health Lawyers Association, is designed to focus on important areas including ethical dilemmas, revision of bylaws, The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, employed providers, and telemedicine. The panelist for each webinar program will be composed of members of NAMSS, and attorneys that are members of the AHLA Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group who work every day with Medical Staff Professionals.

     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 Groups:

    • Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group
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    Sponsoring Organization:

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    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 II: Quality of care / patient safety - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 05/03/2018

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

    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.

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

    Recorded On: 05/02/2018

    Part I of this five-part webinar series will discuss the effects of new and proposed federal and state legislative and policy changes on public, academic and safety net hospitals.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    Topic: (Not) All Politics is Local: The Far Reaching Effects of New and Proposed Federal and State Legislative and Policy Changes on Public, Academic and Safety Net Hospitals

    Part I of this five-part webinar series will discuss the effects of new and proposed federal and state legislative and policy changes on public, academic and safety net hospitals.

    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.

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

    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

    Ellie Bane (Moderator)

    Corporate Counsel

    Catholic Health Initiatives
    Houston, TX

    Sean Hopkins

    Senior Vice President

    Federal Relations & Health Economics
    New Jersey Hospital Association

    Nicholas Romanello

    Sr. VP, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer

    Health First

    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.

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare: Emerging Trend in Health System Transformation and the Law, Part I

    Topic: Community Health Needs Assessments and the Law: Best Practices for Complying with Federal Laws This webinar will provide a practical primer on implementing Community Health Needs Assessments. Speakers will highlight the essential elements of a federally compliant CHNA, describe examples of best practices in collaborating with public health departments, and provide case studies offering successful strategies for avoiding enterprise risk.

    Topic: Community Health Needs Assessments and the Law: Best Practices for Complying with Federal Laws

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)

    Format: Live Webinar

    This webinar will provide a practical primer on implementing Community Health Needs Assessments.  Speakers will highlight the essential elements of a federally compliant CHNA, describe examples of best practices in collaborating with public health departments, and provide case studies offering successful strategies for avoiding enterprise risk.   

    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

    Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    David A. Weil, JD, MBA

    Vice President

    Quorum Legal Services
    Quorum Health Resources,
    Nashville, TN
    Bio

    John Waltko, CPA

    Vice President

    Regulatory and Financial Reporting
    Quorum Health Resources
    Nashville, TN

    Priscilla D. Keith, JD

    Attorney

    Community Health Network, Inc.
    Indianapolis, IN
    Bio

    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.

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

    Recorded On: 04/30/2018

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

    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

    Recorded On: 04/26/2018

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

    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

    Partner

    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.

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

    Recorded On: 04/23/2018

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

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    Topic: Practical Aspects of Tax Reform on Healthcare Systems: What Folks In-House Really Need to Know

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

    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

    Karen Daugherty

    Tax Director

    Novant Health
    Bio

    ​Polly D. Federico

    Tax Director

    Sentara Healthcare
    Norfolk, VA

    Travis Patton (Moderator)

    Partner

    PwC, National Tax Services
    Washington, DC
    Bio

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