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Annual Meeting 2012


June 25-27, 2012
Chicago, IL

Program Description

As the culmination of AHLA's educational year, the Annual Meeting provides a forum for networking and interaction with colleagues, friends, and family as well as an outstanding educational event.

The Monday morning Plenary Session opens with an annual favorite, the Year in Review, presented by Elizabeth Carder-Thompson and Jack Schroder, who humorously yet accurately will review the past 12 months’ top legal issues. The Year in Review will pave the way for two outstanding keynote speakers, Dr. Donald M. Berwick and Dr. Mark B. McClellan, whose health law policy perspectives will focus on the future of healthcare reform and the ramifications of a Supreme Court decision. Session topics cover fraud and abuse enforcement, reimbursement, tax, privacy and security, antitrust, transactional issues, life sciences, labor and employment, alternative dispute resolution, legal ethics and more, which will include representatives from the DOJ, OIG, CMS, IRS and FTC adding their perspectives.

Schedule | Sessions by Topic

Program Materials
We will not automatically be printing binders for everyone. All materials will be available on a website prior to the program and handed out on CD at the program. For those who still do want the binder they will be available for an additional fee; please order on the registration form.

Continuing Education Credit Information
Attendees will be given continuing education forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit. Certificates of completions will be sent out 6-8 weeks following the program. AHLA is an approved sponsor of continuing legal education credits in most states.

This program will be worth approximately 17.5 credits (including 3.0 ethics credit) for 60-minute states and approximately 21.0 credits (including 3.6 ethics credit) for 50-minute states. Participants will be given CLE Request forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit.

This seminar will be worth approximately 21.0 CPE credits. AHLA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. NASBA’s website is

We have applied for Compliance Certification Board (CCB) credits for this program and expect to receive the approval shortly. Once approved, the Annual Meeting will be worth approximately 21 CCB credits.

The sessions, unless otherwise designated, are intermediate to advanced in level. This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of health law. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparations required to register for this group live program. Those seeking accounting credits should be familiar with the basic concepts of law and terminology associated with this area in order to obtain the full educational benefit of this program.


 Program Brochure


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 Planning Committee


Dinetia Newman, Program Chair, AHLA President-Elect
Lisa Hathaway
Marilyn Lamar
Arthur Lerner
Robert Niccolini
Vicki Robinson
Kristen Rosati
Richard Shakelford
Lisa Vandecaveye
Eric Zimmerman

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