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Annual Meeting Schedule 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Registration and Information

Sunday, June 27, 2010

7:00 am - 5:20 pm

Registration and Information

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception sponsored by Applied Discovery, Inc.
(attendees, faculty and registered adult, teen and youth guests welcome)

Monday, June 28, 2010

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration and Information

6:00 - 7:00 am

Exercise Classes: Zumba or Total Body Shred
(attendees and guest welcome; pre-registration required)

7:00 - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast
(attendees, faculty and registered adult, teen and youth guests welcome)

8:00 am - 12:15 pm

General Session sponsored by FTI Healthcare
8:00-8:15 am
Welcome and State of the Association
Elizabeth Carder-Thompson, AHLA President

8:15-8:45 am
Keynote Address
William H. Gates, Sr.

8:45-9:30 am
Keynote Address
Senator Ron Wyden

9:30-10:45 am
Healthcare Reform Legislation Essentials
Julie A. Barnes, Beth Schermer

10:45 am-12:15 pm
Year in Review
Beth Schermer, Jack S. Schroder, Jr.

12:30 - 1:45 pm

Lunch on your own or attend one of the Practice Group Luncheons
(additional fee; limited attendance; pre-registration required)

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions:
A. Arbitration – A More Beautiful Process (not repeated) John Allen Chalk, Lisa D. Taylor

B. HIT Hits the Fan: An Overview of the 2009 and 2010 HITECH Regulations Gerald E. DeLoss, Patricia A. Markus

C. Top Antitrust Developments and the Impact of Healthcare Reform on Antitrust Counseling and Enforcement Robert F. Leibenluft

D. Quality-Based Compensation in the New Era of Healthcare Reform Carol Carden, Kim H. Roeder, Ross E. Stromberg

E. Will Medicare Pay Your Facility? The Provider-Based Rules and Why They Are Important to You Thomas W. Coons

F. Anti-Fraud Strategies for Federal, State and Private Programs Peter Budetti, Brian G. Flood, Nicholas J. Messuri

G. Apology for Medical Errors: The Law and Practical Application Karen Adkins-Bley, Norman G. Tabler

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions:
H. HEAT Anti-Fraud Initiative – Florida: Come for the Fraud and Stay for the HEAT (not repeated) Gabriel Imperato (Moderator), Robert K. DeConti, Marc Smolonsky, Hank Walther

J. Health Information Exchange in the Post-HITECH, Post-Reform Environment Peter A. Pavarini, Kristen B. Rosati

K. Up the Ladder or under the Bus: Legal Ethics Issues when Management and Counsel Become Adversaries Andrew J. Demetriou, William W. Horton

L. Joint Venture Valuation Controversy in the Aftermath of Reform Gregory D. Anderson, Dinetia M. Newman

M. The Hurt Locker: How Quality Issues Can Blow Up Your Facility Barbara L. Miltenberger, Cynthia F. Wisner

N. Square Peg – Round Hole: Challenges in Post-Reform Managed Care Contracting Lisa A. Hathaway, Mark S. Kopson

O. How Do I Conflict You? Let Us Count the Ways. . . Ann N. James, Holley Thames Lutz, Salley J. Rockey

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions:
P. Healthcare Reform and Health Disparities: Bridging the Gap (not repeated) Myra C. Selby

Q. Meaningful Use: The First Wave of Healthcare Reform Jane Eckels, M. Kathleen Kenyon

R. Managed Care Litigation in the Era of Change Kevin D. Gordon

S. Advanced Stark in the Aftermath of Healthcare Reform Troy Barsky, S. Craig Holden

T. The New Labor and Employment Landscape and Its Impact in Healthcare John E. Lyncheski

U. The Intersection of Compliance and Governance: Overcoming the Challenges Hervé Gouraige, Asha B. Scielzo

C. Top Antitrust Developments and the Impact of Healthcare Reform on Antitrust Counseling and Enforcement (repeat)

5:30-6:30 pm New Member/First Time Attendee/Young Professional Reception sponsored by Carnahan Group
5:30-6:30 pm Diversity Reception

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Reception at the Museum of Flight sponsored by AHLA Member Law Firms/Organizations
(attendees, faculty and registered adult, teen and youth guests welcome)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration and Information

7:00 - 8:45 am

Continental Breakfast sponsord by Sullivan Cotter and Associates, Inc.
and Affinity Group Fair
(attendees, faculty and registered adult, teen and youth guests welcome)

7:00-8:00 am
Networking Discussion Group Breakfasts

8:15 - 9:45 am

Extended Concurrent Sessions:
V. Managing and Moderating the Disruptive Clinician: Legal and Practical Strategies (not repeated) Michael Callahan, Suzanne A. Fidler, Gerald B. Hickson

W. Physician Relationships with Industry: The New Normal and the Impact of Health Reform Douglas Brown, Jeffrey E. Cohen, Charlene L. McGinty

X. These Are Not PHOs Version 2.0 – Emerging Trends in Hospital-Physician Relationships and Healthcare Reform’s Impact on Integrated Care Delivery Models Gary Scott Davis, Donna K. Gilley, Kim H. Looney

Y. Federal Contractors: RACs, MICs, ZPICs Ronald S. Connelly, Joanne B. Erde, Sara Kay Wheeler

Z. Tax-Exemption after Healthcare Reform – This Is Not Your Parents’ Nonprofit! Gerald M. Griffith, T.J. Sullivan

AA. Enforcement Risk Following Healthcare Reform: The Role of Effective Compliance in Reducing the Threat Patrick S. Coffey, Tony R. Maida, Catherine Wakefield, Linda A. Wawzenski

10:00 - 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions:
BB. The Legal Ethics of Third Party Opinion Letters (not repeated) Lawrence L. Foust

CC. Litigation and Settlements in Pharma Off-Label Marketing Investigations: A Real World Discussion (not repeated) Kathleen McDermott, Susan Winkler

DD. Healthcare Reform: Changes to Medicare Parts A and B Eric Zimmerman

EE. Tweet Tweet Goes Patient Information – Emerging Issues for Healthcare Employers in the Age of Twitter, MySpace and Facebook Mark W. Peters

FF. The Anti-Kickback Statute: Practical Tips for Representing Clients in a Changing World Patric Hooper, Vicki L. Robinson

GG. Top 10 Lessons Learned from the Physician Practice Acquisition Wars –An Advanced Course in Managing Expectations Marc D. Goldstone, Robert G. Homchick

G. Apology for Medical Errors: The Law and Practical Application (repeat)

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions:
HH. Public Interest Dialogue: The Mental Health Conundrum – The emographics and Competing Public Policy, Laws and Regulations (not repeated) John V. Jacobi, Harvey M. Tettlebaum

JJ. The Future of U.S. Immigration and Healthcare (not repeated) Jenifer M. Brown

KK. Mergers and Joint Ventures: Antitrust Challenges for Hospitals and Physicians Arthur N. Lerner, Matthew J. Reilly

F. Anti-Fraud Strategies for Federal, State and Private Programs (repeat)

K. Up the Ladder or under the Bus: Legal Ethics Issues when Management and Counsel Become Adversaries (repeat)

O. How Do I Conflict You? Let Us Count the Ways. . . (repeat)

S. Advanced Stark in the Aftermath of Healthcare Reform (repeat)

12:15 - 1:45 pm

Lunch on your own or attend one of the Practice Group Luncheons
(additional fee; limited attendance; pre-registration required)

2:00 - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions:
LL. Implications of Healthcare Reform for Life Sciences Entities (not repeated) Elizabeth B. Carder-Thompson

MM. Healthcare Reform Compliance: What Every Employer Needs to Know Now (not repeated) Eric Paley

NN. Health Reform through a Physician Lens Alice G. Gosfield

OO. Impact of Health Reform on Hospitals: A Survey of PPACA Provisions Relating to Hospitals and Health Systems Anthea R. Daniels, Michael L. Silhol

3:30-4:45 pm

 

Concurrent Sessions:

PP. Managed Care Insurance Exchanges (not repeated) Felicien (Fish) Brown, William A. Helvestine

NN. Health Reform through a Physician Lens (repeat)

OO. Impact of Health Reform on Hospitals: A Survey of PPACA Provisions Relating to Hospitals and Health Systems (repeat)

5:00-6:00 pm

QQ. Individual and State Mandates: Are They Constitutional? (not repeated) Stewart Jay, Timothy Sandefur

1:45- 8:00 pm

Free Time
(visit our About Seattle webpage)

8:30-11:00 pm

Taste Seattle sponsored by Navigant Consulting, Inc.
(attendees, faculty and registered adult, teen and youth guests welcome)

Bid! Bid! Sold!! Public Interest Silent Auction

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

7:00 am - 3:40 pm

Registration and Information

7:00 - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Affinity Group Fair
(attendees, faculty and registered adult, teen and youth guests welcome)

7:00-7:50 am
Networking Discussion Group Breakfasts

8:00 - 9:30 am

Extended Concurrent Sessions:
RR. Healthcare Reform and Post-Acute Care: For Better or Worse, for Richer or Poorer? (not repeated) Joel M. Hamme, Alan E. Schabes

W. Physician Relationships with Industry: The New Normal and the Impact of Health Reform (repeat)

X. These Are Not PHOs Version 2.0 – Emerging Trends in Hospital-Physician Relationships and Healthcare Reform’s Impact on Integrated Care Delivery Models (repeat)

Y. Federal Contractors: RACs, MICs, ZPICs (repeat)

Z. Tax-Exemption after Healthcare Reform – This Is Not Your Parents’ Nonprofit! (repeat)

AA. Enforcement Risk Following Healthcare Reform: The Role of Effective Compliance in Reducing the Threat (repeat)

9:45 - 10:45 am

Concurrent Sessions:

SS. Implementing Washington’s Death with Dignity Act: Legal and Policy Issues – Two Down, More to Come? Or Is this the End of the Line? (not repeated) Laird A. Pisto, Sallie Thieme Sanford

TT. Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Health Lawyers (not repeated) Alan S. Goldberg, Kristen Miles

UU. Hospital Services: Inpatient, Outpatient, “Incident to” or Other Timothy P. Blanchard, Bernice Hecker

E. Will Medicare Pay Your Facility? The Provider-Based Rules and Why They Are Important to You (repeat)

Q. Meaningful Use: The First Wave of Healthcare Reform (repeat)

R. Managed Care Litigation in the Era of Change (repeat)

T. The New Labor and Employment Landscape and Its Impact in Healthcare (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions:
VV. Update on Medicare Advantage/Part D Program (not repeated) Maureen E. Corcoran

J. Health Information Exchange in the Post-HITECH, Post-Reform Environment (repeat)

L. Joint Venture Valuation Controversy in the Aftermath of Reform (repeat)

N. Square Peg – Round Hole: Challenges in Post-Reform Managed Care Contracting (repeat)

U. The Intersection of Compliance and Governance: Overcoming the Challenges (repeat)

FF. The Anti-Kickback Statute: Practical Tips for Representing Clients in a Changing World (repeat)

KK. Mergers and Joint Ventures: Options for Hospitals and Physicians (repeat)

12:15noon - 1:30 pm

Lunch on your own or attend one of the Practice Group Luncheons
(additional fee; limited attendance; pre-registration required)

1:45 - 2:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

B. HIT Hits the Fan: An Overview of the 2009 and 2010 HITECH Regulations (repeat)

D. Quality-Based Compensation in the New Era of Healthcare Reform (repeat)

DD. Healthcare Reform: Changes to Medicare Parts A and B (repeat)

UU. Hospital Services: Inpatient, Outpatient, “Incident to” or Other (repeat)

2:55- 3:55 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

M. The Hurt Locker: How Quality Issues Can Blow Up Your Facility (repeat)

EE. Tweet Tweet Goes Patient Information – Emerging Issues for Healthcare Employers in the Age of Twitter, MySpace and Facebook (repeat)

GG. Top 10 Lessons Learned from the Physician Practice Acquisition Wars –An Advanced Course in Managing Expectations (repeat)

 

Adjournment


 
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