Distance Learning

Lessons from Hahnemann University Hospital Webinar Series - All Parts

Session Dates: March 10 and March 24
Time (All Sessions): 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes) 
Sessions Format: Live Webinars

A recurring and troubling theme in news headlines is that a number of hospitals—rural and safety net hospitals, in particular—are in distress. Hahnemann University Hospital, which entered bankruptcy in June 2019 and was scheduled to close September 6, is therefore not unique in its general situation, but the public nature of its struggles make it an interesting case study in the number and complexity of legal issues that may need to be addressed by hospitals on the brink. This webinar series uses Hahnemann as a case study and will address legal and operational issues in five general focus areas: 

  1.  Obligations, restrictions and recent changes contributing to safety net providers in distress; 
  2.  Daily operational and legal decisions when a hospital is on the brink of failure, including procurement and employment questions; 
  3.  Issues related to being an academic medical center (what counsel needs to know when an academic medical center is in distress or closing), including duties to residents, faculty physicians and a partner medical school; 
  4.  Labor and employment issues in a hospital wind-down, including notice, pay, and ERISA obligations; and 
  5.  Potential director and officer liability when a hospital is in trouble, including the extent and limits of the business judgment rule.

  • Lessons from Hahnemann University Hospital, Part I: Overview of Legal Realities, Obligations, and Recourse for Safety-Net Hospitals in Times of Trouble

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/10/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    An Overview of Legal Realities, Obligations, and Recourse for Safety-Net Hospitals in Times of Trouble, Including Discussion of Where Things Stand After Azar v. Allina Health Services

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar
    CLE Credit Available:  Yes

    Topic: An Overview of Legal Realities, Obligations, and Recourse for Safety-Net Hospitals in Times of Trouble, Including Discussion of Where Things Stand After Azar v. Allina Health Services

    This session will include discussion of current laws and regulations affecting service obligations, reimbursements, and rights and duties of public, not-for-profit, rural, and other types safety net providers, including the status of Medicare extender payments in shifting laws and policy.

    Level of Difficulty:  Advanced

    In most states, AHLA webinars meet the requirements for continuing legal education and attorneys may self-apply for CLE credit. AHLA’s live distance learning webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Please refer to Distance Learning CLE reporting procedure for more information.

    Listen With a Colleague Registration

    • AHLA Member: $149
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $99
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $99
      AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" link on Overview tab): $99
    • Non-AHLA Member: $199

    Content Lead:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems

    Partner(s):

    • Public Health System

    Deborah Biggs (Moderator)

    CAO/General Counsel

    Comprehensive Outcomes Management Technologies
    Bio

    Steve Clapp

    President

    Strategic Healthcare Advisers
    Clinton, TN

    Janis Orlowski

    Chief Health Care Officer

    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Bio

    David Vernon

    Partner

    Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC
    Bio

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

    If you have any questions about this registration option, please contact customer support.

  • Lessons from Hahnemann University Hospital, Part II: Bringing a Hospital Back From the Brink—Operational Questions, Legal Options, and Danger Zones

    Includes a Live Web Event on 03/24/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session will include discussion of operational, contracting, compliance and transactional questions that may come before in-house counsel in severely distressed hospitals.

    Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
    Session Format: Live Webinar
    CLE Credit Available:  Yes

    In most states, AHLA webinars meet the requirements for continuing legal education and attorneys may self-apply for CLE credit. AHLA’s live distance learning webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Please refer to Distance Learning CLE reporting procedure for more information.

    This session will include discussion of operational, contracting, compliance and transactional questions that may come before in-house counsel in severely distressed hospitals.

    Level of Difficulty: Advanced

    Listen With a Colleague Registration

    • AHLA Member: $149
    • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $99
    • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $99
      AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" link on Overview tab): $99
    • Non-AHLA Member: $199

    Content Lead:

    • Hospitals and Health Systems

    Partner(s):

    • Public Health System

    Vonne M. Jacobs, Esq.

    Principal and Founder

    PHAROS Healthcare Consulting
    Bio

    ​Sarah E. Swank (Moderator)

    Counsel

    Nixon Peabody LLP
    Washington, DC
    Bio

    Shawn Riley

    President

    McDonald Hopkins
    Bio

    Hannah M. Caplan

    Associate

    Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
    Denver, CO 
    Bio

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

    The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

    If you have any questions about this registration option, please contact customer support.

  • AHLA Member: $268
  • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $178
  • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $178
  • Non-AHLA Member: $358

Content Lead:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems

Partner(s):

  • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals
  • Business Law and Governance
  • In-House Counsel
  • Labor and Employment
  • Public Health System
  • AAMC
  • AHA