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

    Recorded On: 08/16/2018

    In Part VII of this eight-part webinar series will discuss HIPAA Privacy and Security issues. From cyberattacks to snooping employees, HIPAA hurdles can be challenging to overcome -- to say the least. In this webinar, we will take privacy and security scenarios that hospitals face each day and discuss how to address the privacy and security issues head on from the perspective of a hospital compliance officer, outside counsel, and a consultant. Key topics will include Cybersecurity awareness and proactive preparation; Breach/Incident Response; Business Associate relationships and Vetting your Vendors on the front end; Risk Analysis -- Your documentation vs. OCR™'s expectations -- how to bridge the gap between the two; Innovation and HIPAA -- how the two can coexist; and Convincing your boss(es) to invest in privacy and security -- key tips for helping executives see privacy and security as a business issue.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

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

    In Part VII of this eight-part webinar series will discuss HIPAA Privacy and Security issues. From cyberattacks to snooping employees, HIPAA hurdles can be challenging to overcome -- to say the least.  In this webinar, we will take privacy and security scenarios that hospitals face each day and discuss how to address the privacy and security issues head on from the perspective of a hospital compliance officer, outside counsel, and a consultant.  Key topics will include Cybersecurity awareness and proactive preparation; Breach/Incident Response; Business Associate relationships and Vetting your Vendors on the front end; Risk Analysis -- Your documentation vs. OCR™'s expectations -- how to bridge the gap between the two; Innovation and HIPAA -- how the two can coexist; and Convincing your boss(es) to invest in privacy and security -- key tips for helping executives see privacy and security as a business issue.

    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

    Lauren Z. Groebe

    Associate

    Morgan Lewis
    Chicago, IL
    Bio

    Jaime Pego

    Director, Healthcare Advisory Services

    KPMG
    Madison, New Jersey
    Bio

    Iliana Peters (Moderator)

    Shareholder

    Polsinelli
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    David Corbett, J.D

    HIPAA Security Officer and Medical Campus Information Security Officer

    Boston University Information Services & Technology
    Boston, MA
    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.

  • Spot the Antitrust Issue: An Interactive Guide to Identifying and Mitigating Antitrust Risk in a Changing Healthcare Landscape - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 08/14/2018

    As consolidation, vertical re-alignment, and disruption continue to transform the health care marketplace, the competitive landscape is changing. Providers, health plans, life sciences companies, and other industry participants are evolving their business practices to meet these changes, creating new competitive opportunities and the potential for new competitive risks. It’s more important than ever for trusted legal advisers to spot antitrust issues early to help clients navigate and mitigate potential antitrust risks. This program is geared to general counsel, in-house counsel, and general health care practitioners. It is intended to help practitioners "issue spot" the antitrust issues that may arise in a fast-paced and dynamic healthcare context. This program is designed to facilitate issue-spotting in the context of common business activities, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other collaborations; identify potential antitrust problems and tools for avoiding such problems in the context of trade associations and other activities that involve competitors; and examine potential pitfalls and guidance for "dominant firms" in connection with sales and marketing activities.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording

    As consolidation, vertical re-alignment, and disruption continue to transform the health care marketplace, the competitive landscape is changing.  Providers, health plans, life sciences companies, and other industry participants are evolving their business practices to meet these changes, creating new competitive opportunities and the potential for new competitive risks. It’s more important than ever for trusted legal advisers to spot antitrust issues early to help clients navigate and mitigate potential antitrust risks. This program is geared to general counsel, in-house counsel, and general health care practitioners. It is intended to help practitioners "issue spot" the antitrust issues that may arise in a fast-paced and dynamic healthcare context. 

    This program is designed to facilitate issue-spotting in the context of common business activities, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other collaborations; identify potential antitrust problems and tools for avoiding such problems in the context of trade associations and other activities that involve competitors; and examine potential pitfalls and guidance for "dominant firms" in connection with sales and marketing activities.

    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:

    • Antitrust Practice Group

    Co-sponsoring AHLA Groups:

    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals 
    • Fraud and Abuse  
    • Hospitals and Health Systems  
    • Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review  
    • Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment  
    • Payers, Plans, and Managed Care  
    • Post-Acute and Long Term Services  
    • Physician Organizations  
    • Business Law and Governance 

    Desma Polydorou

    Antitrust Corporate Counsel

    Pfizer, Inc.
    New York, NY
    Bio

    Doug Ross

    Partner

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Bio

    Christine White (Moderator)

    Vice President

    Northwell Health
    New Hyde Park, NY

    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 Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, Part I - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 08/08/2018

    This webinar will explore the recent national shift in focus from adoption of health information technology to interoperability and data sharing, and will highlight legal and enforcement initiatives aimed at the sharing of medical records. Speakers will offer perspectives on "interoperability" and "information blocking" as defined by the 21st Century Cures Act, and state law, and will discuss key data security areas that covered entities must consider as they implement new technologies.

    Time: 60 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording
    Topic: Interoperability and Data Sharing: Emerging Issues and Trends   

    This webinar will explore the recent national shift in focus from adoption of health information technology to interoperability and data sharing, and will highlight legal and enforcement initiatives aimed at the sharing of medical records.  Speakers will offer perspectives on "interoperability" and "information blocking" as defined by the 21st Century Cures Act, and state law, and will discuss key data security areas that covered entities must consider as they implement new technologies. 

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Sponsoring AHLA Group: 

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Cason D. Schmit, JD

    Research Assistant Professor

    Department of Health Policy & Management 
    Texas A&M University 
    College Station, TX
    Bio

    Steve Gravely, JD

    Founder and CEO

    Gravely Group 

    Melissa Markey, JD, CISSP

    Attorney

    Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PLLC

    Rachel Hulkower, JD, MSPH (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

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

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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, financial disclosures, and 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, financial disclosures, and 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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