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Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues 

March 20-22, 2013
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. Dr. David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University, will be this year's Keynote Speaker. Dr. Cutler will discuss the fiscal cliff and upcoming "entitlement reform" legislation. You won’t want to miss in-depth coverage on these very important issues: 

  • Dual eligibles
  • Quality and Pay for Performance
  • Penalties and bonuses provided to hospitals based on quality of care
  • Repayment of overpayments and the 60 day rule
  • Medicare and Medicaid litigation
  • The Impact of the Fiscal Cliff negotiations on Medicare/Medicaid
  • State Decisions on Medicaid Coverage
  • And about 40 other relevant sessions

This year's off-property reception on Wednesday, March 20, sponsored by PYA, will be held at the American Visionary Art Museum

The program begins on March 20 at 8:00 am and ends March 22 at 3:30 pm. More information about the program will be available soon.

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 Luncheon
The Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group will hold a luncheon presentation sponsored by on March 20, 2013.

Title: Update on CMMI Initiative from Dr. Rajul Rajkumar

Speaker: Rahul Rajkumar, MD, Senior Advisor to the Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

The Accountable Care Organization and Healthcare Reform Educational Task Forces will hold a joint luncheon presentation on Thursday, March 21.

Title: The State of ACOs
Speakers: Thomas Bartrum, Esquire, Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Nashville, TN; M. Daria Niewenhous, Esquire, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC, Boston, MA

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

CLE/CPE Information

This program will be worth approximately 21.9 credits (including 1.0 ethics credit) for 60-minute states and approximately 26.3 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 26.0 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 CLE Request Form

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

Room Rates: $238 for single/double occupancy
Hotel Cut-off Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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. 

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, American 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 16-25. *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 11, 2013. 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.

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The following companies will be exhibiting at the program: 
  • Coding Compliance Solutions
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
  • Government Data Services
  • PYA
  • Navigant Consulting
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