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  • The Medicare Shared Savings Program: Recent Rulemaking and Trends - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 02/27/2019

    Heather Grimsley and Elizabeth November from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will join us for this webinar to provide an in-depth look at “Pathways for Success,” the final rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) published in December 2018

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording
    CLE Credit Available:  No

    For on-demand webinar recordings, streaming access is available for 12-months from the date of the live webinar.  After 12-months, on-demand webinar recordings are available through the AHLA Health Law Archive.

    Heather Grimsley and Elizabeth November from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will join us for this webinar to provide an in-depth look at “Pathways for Success,” the final rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) published in December 2018

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    • AHLA Member: $99
    • Non-AHLA Member: $149

    Content Lead:

    • Accountable Care Organization

    Heather Grimsley

    Director

    Division of ACO Finance & Data Analytics (DAFDA)
    Performance-Based Payment Policy Group
    Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Elizabeth November

    Health Insurance Specialist

    Performance-Based Payment Policy Group
    Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Brian Bauer, JD (Moderator)

    Attorney

    Hall Render 
    Detroit, MI
    Bio

  • Highlights of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 02/19/2019

    This webinar will be comprised of a panel of four experts covering the following hot topics: 1. Streamlining evaluation and management Medicare payment and reduction of clinical burden 2. Practice flexibility provisions for radiology assistants and Medicare payment changes for the delivery of outpatient therapy services as well as reporting changes therapy services 3. Changes to Medicare payment for technology-based services, telehealth services and expansion of payment for telehealth 4. Appropriate Use Criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording
    CLE Credit Available:  No

    For on-demand webinar recordings, streaming access is available for 12-months from the date of the live webinar.  After 12-months, on-demand webinar recordings are available through the AHLA Health Law Archive.

    This webinar will be comprised of a panel of four experts covering the following hot topics:

    1.  Streamlining evaluation and management Medicare payment and reduction of clinical burden
    2.  Practice flexibility provisions for radiology assistants and Medicare payment changes for the delivery of outpatient therapy services as well as reporting changes therapy services
    3.  Changes to Medicare payment for technology-based services, telehealth services  and expansion of payment for telehealth
    4.  Appropriate Use Criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    • AHLA Member: $99
    • Non-AHLA Member: $149

    Content Lead:

    • Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment

    Partner(s):

    •  Physician Organizations

    Timothy P. Blanchard, MHA, JD

    Partner

    Blanchard & Manning, LLP
    Bio

    Lori A. Wink

    Attorney

    Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
    Milwaukee, WI
    Bio

    Amy M. Joseph

    Partner

    Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC
    Boston, MA
    Bio

  • Beyond Advance Directives: What Attorneys Need to Know About Advance Care Planning - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 02/13/2019

    * What advance care plans (POLST/MOLST, advance directives, DNRs) are and how they fit into CMS COPs * Identifying a surrogate decision maker for an incapacitated patient or resident * Ethical issues: handling conflicts and facility religious or ethical objections to resident requestsary

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording
    CLE Credit Available:  No

    For on-demand webinar recordings, streaming access is available for 12-months from the date of the live webinar.  After 12-months, on-demand webinar recordings are available through the AHLA Health Law Archive.

    • What advance care plans (POLST/MOLST, advance directives, DNRs) are and how they fit into CMS COPs 
    • Identifying a surrogate decision maker for an incapacitated patient or resident 
    • Ethical issues: handling conflicts and facility religious or ethical objections to resident requests

    Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

    • AHLA Member: $99
    • Non-AHLA Member: $149

    Content Lead:

    • Post-Acute and Long Term Services

    Amy Vandenbroucke

    JD and Executive Director

    National POLST Paradigm
    Washington, DC 
    Bio

    Charlie Sabatino

    Director

    ABA Commission on Law and Aging
    Washington, DC 
    Bio

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, All Parts - On Demand Recording

    The webinar series aims to provide updates on state and federal law, highlight trends and distinctions in state law, and each webinar will offer practical perspectives and tips for lawyers representing hospitals, public health departments, and other health system partners.

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

    During the 20th century, the historic emphasis of public health on protecting populations from infectious disease and environmental threats expanded to include the prevention and reduction of chronic disease through behavior and lifestyle interventions. As we move forward into the 21st century, new challenges have emerged that have further expanded the work of those in public heath, serve to highlight the critical intersection between public health and health care, and require new and innovative strategies and legal approaches. 

    For example, as we move into the next frontier in electronic health records, and as the nation moves away from the fee-for-service model, an understanding of the state and federal legal framework for improved interoperability and data sharing become critical. The expanded deployment of telecommunications, and remote diagnostic technology, have created more options for how individuals receive healthcare, requiring competency in the laws and legal frameworks supporting the growing field of telemedicine. And, the US is currently in the midst of a devastating opioid misuse epidemic that has resulted in the enactment of a complex set of federal and state laws.

    CDC's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association announce a 3-part series of webinars series will explore three hot topics at the intersection of public health and health care law in the 21st century: data sharing, telemedicine, and the opioid crisis. The webinar series aims to provide updates on state and federal law, highlight trends and distinctions in state law, and each webinar will offer practical perspectives and tips for lawyers representing hospitals, public health departments, and other health system partners. 

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

    Sponsoring AHLA Group

    • Public Interest

    Live Webinars

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

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

    Other, Non-CLE Credits

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

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

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

    Recorded On: 10/16/2018

    This webinar will highlight the rapid growth of telemedicine over the past few years, in response to strides in technology, growing commercial insurance coverage, and a continued short supply of physicians. The heart of this program will be an exploration of the growth of federal and state laws related to telemedicine. Speakers will provide an overview of the trajectory of telemedicine-related laws, highlight the existing legal framework, and provide perspectives on what may be on the legislative front. Panelists will also highlight innovative ways to structure telemedicine service arrangements to ensure compliance with traditional state and local health care laws.

    Time: 60 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording
    Topic:  Telemedicine and the Law: Where are We Now?     

    This webinar will highlight the rapid growth of telemedicine over the past few years, in response to strides in technology, growing commercial insurance coverage, and a continued short supply of physicians. The heart of this program will be an exploration of the growth of federal and state laws related to telemedicine. Speakers will provide an overview of the trajectory of telemedicine-related laws, highlight the existing legal framework, and provide perspectives on what may be on the legislative front. 

    Panelists will also highlight innovative ways to structure telemedicine service arrangements to ensure compliance with traditional state and local health care laws. 

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Sponsoring AHLA Group: 

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Mei Wa Kwong, JD

    Executive Director

    Center for Connected Health Policy
    National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
    Sacramento, CA
    Bio

    Melissa Goldman, Esq.,

    Associate

    Baker Donelson 
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Bio

    Jennifer R. Breuer, JD

    Partner

    Drinker Biddle
    Chicago, IL
    Bio

    ​Dawn Pepin (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

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

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

    Recorded On: 09/26/2018

    This webinar will discuss legal trends in addressing the opioid crisis, and will explore how state, local, and tribal jurisdictions are responding to this issue by enacting a wide variety of laws related to prevention of opioid overdose and deaths. Speakers will also discuss current trends in opioid-related litigation, including recent suits filed by dozens of state, tribal, and local governments against opioid manufacturers. This program will also feature a discussion of new federal enforcement initiatives, including the formation of the Department of Justice's Opioid Fraud and Detection Unit and the 2017 Health Care Fraud Take Down. Panelists will also highlight 2018 federal funding and other efforts aimed at reducing the drug supply, and demand of opioids, through prevention, treatment, and recovery, and the implications for the health care industry.

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

    This webinar will discuss legal trends in addressing the opioid crisis, and will explore how state, local, and tribal jurisdictions are responding to this issue by enacting a wide variety of laws related to prevention of opioid overdose and deaths.  Speakers will also discuss current trends in opioid-related litigation, including recent suits filed by dozens of state, tribal, and local governments against opioid manufacturers. This program will also feature a discussion of new federal enforcement initiatives, including the formation of the Department of Justice's Opioid Fraud and Detection Unit and the 2017 Health Care Fraud Take Down. Panelists will also highlight 2018 federal funding and other efforts aimed at reducing the  drug supply, and demand of opioids, through prevention, treatment, and recovery, and the implications for the health care industry.  

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Sponsoring AHLA Group: 

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Courtney Tito

    Associate

    McDonalds Hopkins
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Bio

    Harry Nelson, JD

    Founder and Managing Partner

    Nelson Hardiman LLP
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bio

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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    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.

  • 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, MPHS (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

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

    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.

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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.

  • 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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