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  • Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part IV: Interoperability - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 06/07/2018

    Electronic health records and continued advancements in health information technology present significant opportunities to advance the delivery of healthcare and improve patient outcomes for millions of Americans. While the benefits are clear and the public interest is high, the healthcare industry continues to face a number of barriers in achieving interoperability. This webinar will discuss some of the financial, technological, and operational issues providers face and how organizations are confronting these barriers head on. The distinguished panel, which includes leaders from the HHS Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, the Office for the National Coordinator, and the American Medical Association, will discuss existing standards and resources as well as the path forward for stakeholders striving to achieve meaningful interoperability to improve patient care.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    Electronic health records and continued advancements in health information technology present significant opportunities to advance the delivery of healthcare and improve patient outcomes for millions of Americans. While the benefits are clear and the public interest is high, the healthcare industry continues to face a number of barriers in achieving interoperability.  This webinar will discuss some of the financial, technological, and operational issues providers face and how organizations are confronting these barriers head on.  The distinguished panel, which includes leaders from the HHS Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, the Office for the National Coordinator, and the American Medical Association, will discuss existing standards and resources as well as the path forward for stakeholders striving to achieve meaningful interoperability to improve patient care.

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

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

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

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

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

    ​Amy S. Leopard (Moderator)

    Partner

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
    Nashville, TN

    Michael L. Lipinski

    Director of the Division of Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs

    Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC

    Alexandra Mugge

    Deputy Director

    Division of Health Information Technology
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Bio

    Jeff Coughlin

    Senior Director of Federal & State Affairs

    Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
    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, 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

    Recorded On: 06/01/2018

    While current public policy strongly encourages providers to use EHRs, the government has also expressed its concern that some providers may be using EHR functionalities to bill improperly. EHR systems pose certain risks of documentation errors that can result in incorrect coding and billing. In addition, some EHR functionalities that are intended to assist providers in coding correctly and capturing charges completely with greater efficiency have proven to have limited effectiveness to date and to present additional compliance issues in practice.

    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.

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

    Recorded On: 05/30/2018

    In Part V of this five-part webinar series will discuss the expansion and investment challenges for public, academic and Safety Net hospitals.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    In Part V of this five-part webinar series will discuss the expansion and investment challenges for 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

    Mallory Gold, JD

    Assistant General Counsel

    Memorial Healthcare
    Miami FL
    Bio

    Ashley L. Thomas (Moderator)

    Associate

    Baker Donelson
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    Conor Duffy, JD

    Associate

    Robinson + Cole
    Hartford CT 
    Bio

    Tynan Kugler, MBA, MPH

    Consulting Principal

    PYA, P.C.
    Atlanta, GA
    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.

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

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

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

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

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

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

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

    Sponsoring AHLA Group:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Groups:

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

    On-Demand+CLE Webinars

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

    On-Demand Webinars

    Offerings designated as “On-Demand" differ from those designated as “On-Demand+CLE" in that they are CLE-ineligible. However, CLE credit may be obtained by applying directly to the attorney's state accrediting body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said accrediting body and subject to its rules and regulations. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State for details regarding specific state guidelines.

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

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

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

    Live Webinars

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

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

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

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

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

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

    Recorded On: 05/23/2018

    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.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording

    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

    David A. Weil, JD, MBA

    Vice President

    Quorum Legal Services
    Quorum Health Resources,
    Nashville, TN
    Bio

    Priscilla D. Keith, JD

    Attorney

    Community Health Network, Inc.
    Indianapolis, IN
    Bio

    John Waltko, CPA

    Vice President

    Regulatory and Financial Reporting
    Quorum Health Resources
    Nashville, TN

    Tara Ramanathan, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

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

  • Business Associate—Friend or Foe - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 05/22/2018

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

    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

    Recorded On: 05/21/2018

    The Act creates a whole new world for players in healthcare private equity and international markets. How will changes to corporate and partnership tax rules impact operations and structuring decisions? How will fund managers and investors be impacted by changes to the carried interest and net operating loss rules? How will shifting from a "worldwide" to a 'territorial' tax platform impact international healthcare operators? After navigating the Act's deemed repatriation of foreign income tax hit, will we receive much needed guidance on the new global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) provisions? Our panelists will tailor their advice to assist sophisticated organizations operating or investing in the healthcare arena.

    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.

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

    Recorded On: 05/17/2018

    Part IV of this 8-part series will examine Attorneys for physicians and hospitals will exchange views regarding common physician-hospital contracts and relationships, as well as key contracting issues and observations on how hospitals and physicians can more effectively collaborate; Contracts with physicians: recruitment, employment, medical directors, management agreements, clinical co-management, call coverage agreements; Real Estate and Equipment Leases and Timeshare Arrangements; Medical Staff Incidental Benefits; Professional Courtesy; Joint Ventures ; Practice Acquisitions; and Hot Trends in Hospital / Physician Relationships (Compensation structures reflecting value-based payment models Planning for physician retirement and expected physician shortages).

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    Discussion Topic: Tips & Tricks for Common Hospital & Physician Relationships

    Part IV of this 8-part series will examine Attorneys for physicians and hospitals will exchange views regarding common physician-hospital contracts and relationships, as well as key contracting issues and observations on how hospitals and physicians can more effectively collaborate; Contracts with physicians: recruitment, employment, medical directors, management agreements, clinical co-management, call coverage agreements; Real Estate and Equipment Leases and Timeshare Arrangements; Medical Staff Incidental Benefits; Professional Courtesy; Joint Ventures ; Practice Acquisitions; and Hot Trends in Hospital / Physician Relationships (Compensation structures reflecting value-based payment models Planning for physician retirement and expected physician shortages).

    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

    Ann M. Bittinger

    Lawyer

    The Bittinger Law Firm
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Tizgel High

    Vice President, Associate General Counsel

    LifePoint Health
    Nashville, TN
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    Kim Harvey Looney

    Partner

    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
    Nashville, TN
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    ​Jay A. Martus

    Healthcare Executive, Advisor to Private Equity, Serve on Boards of Directors and Consultant

    Washington, DC
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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 pgs@healthlawyers.org.

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