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Nuts and Bolts of Accountable Care: ACOs and Beyond 

March 29, 2011
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, MD
PYA has provided sponsorship in support of this program.

Program Description
Does anyone really know what an ACO is or should be? AHLA is offering a conference that is designed to provide those who are craving substance on the issue of ACOs with an opportunity to learn from experts in the private and public sectors who are grappling with these issues. Our planning committee composed of some of the leading lawyers in the country has planned a one-day conference that will actually examine what it may take to make an Accountable Care Organization legal - the structural alternatives, the governance, the infrastructure requirements and the nuts and bolts legal issues such as antitrust considerations, fraud and abuse issues, state law challenges and tax implications. Legal experts with years of experience will present on what fraud and abuse laws need to be waived, how they might be waived, and the implications of those waivers. Experienced legal experts will do the same on antitrust laws. Noted legal experts will examine tax, governance and funding issues, not in the abstract but in the details. If you are looking for substantive analysis of important questions related to ACOs, join AHLA in Baltimore on the day before the Institute for Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues. A discounted registration fee is available for those attending both the ACO program and the Medicare and Medicaid Institute.

Program Materials
Because of the extremely quick turnaround for faculty, we will not be printing binders for this program. All materials will be available on a website prior to the program and handed out on CD at the program.

CLE Information
This program will be worth approximately 6.5 credits for 60-minute states and approximately 7.8 credits 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. The sessions, unless otherwise designated, are intermediate to advanced in level. There are no prerequisites required to register for this program.

This seminar will be worth approximately 7.0 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 Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. NASBA's web site is located at http://www.nasba.org.

This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of accountable care organizations. 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.

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Hotel Information
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Reservations: (800) 535-1201

Room Rates: $209 for single or double occupancy
Hotel Cut-off Date: Monday, March 7, 2011

Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. When making reservations, please indicate that you are with the AHLA; the room block may sell out prior to hotel cut-off date.

Please note: If you are planning on attending the Medicare/Medicaid Program, it is being held at a different hotel which is a short walk from the Renaissance Hotel.

Travel Information

Official Travel Provider – ATC (Association Travel Concepts) 

Discounts and Services:

  • 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased more than 30 days prior to the meeting. Restrictions apply and not all classes of service apply for the 5% discount. (United Airlines).
  • Personalized services.
  • Low fare options.
  • Discounted meeting rates (Enterprise, Hertz)
  • Advanced seat assignment and special meal requests. Frequent flier program updates

Some restrictions may apply. Discounts apply between March 27-April 4. *Service fees apply to ticketed reservations. You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the ID numbers.

Cancellations must be received in writing by March 23, 2011. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the cancellation date. Registration fee, minus the $50 administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4 weeks following the program. If you wish to send a substitute, need more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies please call (202) 833-1100 prompt #5. Note that the registration fee is based on the AHLA membership status of the individual who actually attends the program.


Related Resources

 Program Brochure

 Registration Information

Accountable Care Organizations Program ONLY:

AHLA Member: $385
Non-Member: $485


Government/Academician Member: $285
Government/Academician Non-Member: $360

Student: $100

Accountable Care Organizations AND Medicare and Medicaid Programs:
(Fees increase $100 on March 25, 2011) 

AHLA Member: $1170
Group Member: $1095
Non-Member: $1395


Government/Academician Member: $735
Government/Academician Non-Member: $810

Student: $200

For those paying by check or registering at the group rate, please use the Printable Registration Form


The following companies will be exhibiting at this year's program:

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • PYA
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