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Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues 

March 30-April 1, 2011
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD
PYA has provided sponsorship in support of this program.

Program Description

For the most comprehensive program available on legal issues related to reimbursement, attend AHLA's Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues. As in the past, there will be breakout sessions on more than 50 topics presented by leading experts, including many CMS officials. As always, the program will begin the first morning with the Fundamentals of A-B and C-D, CMS Outreach on Hospital and Physician Issues, and the 2010 RAP Practice Group's Year in Review. Followed by this year's Keynote Speaker, Professor Laura Katz Olson, who is the author of The Politics of Medicaid.  

Some of the topics include:

  • Key Medicare and Medicaid Demos and Pilots
  • Medicare Value Based Purchasing
  • ARRA and the PPACA for the Medicaid Program
  • Nursing Facility Transparency under ACA
  • Fraud and Abuse Issues for Hospitals and Physicians
  • Advanced Stark
  • Separate Updates on Medicare Litigation, Medicare Part A Jurisdiction Litigation, and Hospitals Inpatient PPS
  • Introductory sessions on Fraud and Abuse, Medicaid, Coding, Provider Enrollment and Researching Medicare and Medicaid Issues for those new to the area of Medicare and Medicaid

View the program brochure to see a list of all the topics being presented.

Program Materials
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 printed version of the materials, they will be available for an additional fee; please order the binders on the registration form.

Practice Group Luncheons

The Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group will hold a luncheon and presentation, sponsored by Dixon Hughes LLP, on Wednesday, March 30.

Title: Outlook for the 112th Congress: Issues Impacting Health Lawyers and Their Clients
: Kim Brandt, Chief Healthcare Investigative Counsel, Senate Finance Committee Minority Staff, Washington, DC

The Accountable Care Organization Task Force will hold a luncheon and presentation, sponsored by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, on Thursday, March 31.

Title: Operationalizing the Shared Savings Program Regulation
Panelists: Hector Calzada, Managing Director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Atlanta, GA; David A. DeSimone, Esquire, Vice President and General Counsel, AtlantiCare Health System, Egg Harbor Township, NJ; John R. Washlick, Esquire, Cozen O'COnnor PC, Philadelphia, PA

The In-House Counsel Practice Group will hold a luncheon and presentation on Friday, April 1.

Title: Where the Rubber Hits the Road: How to Actually Live with the New Sixty-Day Duty to Disclose and Refund Overpayments
Speaker: Lawrence W. Vernaglia, Esquire, Partner, Chair of the Health Care Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Boston, MA

Please note: There is an additional fee for the luncheons, space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

CLE Information

This program will be worth approximately 20.5 credits (including 1.0 ethics credit) for 60-minute states and approximately 24.7 credits (including 1.2 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. 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 24.0 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 reimbursement. 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.

Download Continuing Legal Education Request

Hotel Information
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Reservations Phone: (800) 266-9432
Online Reservations

Room Rates: $229 for single/double occupancy
Hotel Cut-off Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. When making reservations, please indicate that you are with the American Health Lawyers Association; the room block may sell out prior to hotel cut-off date.

Please note: If you are planning on attending the Accountable Care Organizations Program, it is being held at a different hotel which is a short walk from the Marriott Waterfront 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 cutoff date. Registration fee, minus the $125 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

Full Agenda inside!

 Registration Information

Medicare and Medicaid Institute ONLY:
Fees increase $100 after March 25, 2011

AHLA Member: $835
Group Member: $760
Non-Member: $1060
Printed Course Materials: $75 (2 Volume)


Academic or Government Member: $500
Academic or Government Non-Member: $575

In-House Counsel and Solo Practitioner Member: $100 off

Students: $150

One-Day Member: $415
One-Day Non-Member: $530

Medicare and Medicaid Institute AND Accountable Care Organizations Program:

 Fees increase $100 after 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:

  • Coding Compliance Solutions
  • Dixon Hughes PLLC
  • Government Data Services LLC
  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
  • PYA
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