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The Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group addresses the legal, financial, and operational issues raised by healthcare business strategies and transactions from the perspective of hospitals and health systems, including those involving other nonprofit, for-profit, public, and private hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician organizations, ancillary services providers, for-profit affiliates, financial institutions and authorities, pharmaceutical and medical products manufacturers and vendors, and managed care organizations.

The Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group: Your Best Resource for Staying On Top of Your Practice Area

​​Summaries of the OIG's Advisory Opinions are provided by the Advisory Opinions Task Force of the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. The task force will aid Practice Group members in keeping abreast of new Advisory Opinions. For each new opinion, a short summary of each Advisory Opinion issued by the OIG will be posted on several listserves and placed on all Practice Groups' websites under "Advisory Opinions."

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Member Briefings, prepared by members of Practice Groups, are a useful practice tool to facilitate your understanding of the most recent health law issues and to assist you and your clients with implementing those issues.

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​Newsletters offer articles on the most recent issues facing health law attorneys within their practice area. They also provide news of recent Practice Group events and highlight opportunities to get involved in the Association.
Interested in writing an article? Please submit your article proposal to the Practice Groups staff staff including the title/topic and a short summary, and indicate which Practice Group(s) you would like to submit it to.
 

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Upcoming:

Litigating a False Claims Act—Tips and Tactics from the Trenches
Part I-Current and Hottest Issues in False Claims—Where FCA Litigation is Today and Where it is Going
September 23, 2014 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
October 15, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
Litigating a False Claims Act—Tips and Tactics from the Trenches
Part II: Getting What You Really Need—Preliminary Motions Practice and Discovery in FCA Litigation
October 23, 2014 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
Shifting Paradigms: Medical Ethics, Public Health Ethics, and the Law
Part I: Ethics and the Law: Defining and Distinguishing Medical Ethics and Public Health Ethics
October 29, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
Shifting Paradigms: Medical Ethics, Public Health Ethics, and the Law
Part II: Ethics and the Law: Unsafe Health Care Practices and the Duty to Warn (Interactive)
November 13, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

Past:

A Graduate Series on the Role and Use of Advanced Practice Professionals
Part 3: Billing and Reimbursement for Advanced Practice Professionals
October 28, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
October 17, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
October 9, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
September 30, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
A Graduate Series on the Role and Use of Advanced Practice Professionals
Part 2: Credentialing Across Multiple Entities
September 29, 2014 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Eastern

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013

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​Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are created to facilitate networking and educational opportunities with other Practice Group members who share similar professional interests.
Please note: You must be a member of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Groups or a government, academician, student, or PG 15 member (all-Practice Groups access) to enroll in these Affinity Groups. 

Task Forces

Task Forces are established for those health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups, and they provide collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members.
Please note: You must be a member of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group or one of the other sponsoring Practice Groups to receive benefits produced by these Task Forces.
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    The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Task Force monitors and evaluates the implementing statutes, regulations, cases, and secondary materials concerning ACOs. It provides written materials, webinars, and in-person educational activities to assist AHLA's members to implement ACOs and comply with ACO laws and rules. Since the ACO subject matter is so broad, and impacts the missions and interests of so many Practice Groups, the ACO Task Force is a multi-disciplinary/multi-group entity, and focuses its efforts on the production of a coherent and effective line of ACO-related educational materials using a variety of media and employing AHLA’s vast resources.
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    The Behavioral Health (BH) Task Force is committed to advancing the understanding of laws impacting behavioral health, including the delivery of services to those living with mental illness, certain neurological conditions, substance use disorders or developmental disabilities, and reimbursement for such services. A complex framework of federal and state laws concerning privacy, information sharing and exchange, reimbursement, involuntary commitment, and other subjects provides unique challenges to health care providers and payers of behavioral health services. Scientific, legislative, and other developments, including health care reform, have presented new issues and opportunities in this area, including primary and behavioral health care integration initiatives, insurance coverage parity mandates, changes to Medicaid, and evolving public policy, to name a few. The BH Task Force monitors and evaluates these laws and developments through written materials, webinars, and in-person educational activities so that AHLA members are better equipped to advise clients on behavioral health topics. In addition, the work of the BH Task Force serves to raise awareness about how behavioral health laws influence health improvement efforts, and will include collaborative efforts with AHLA's Public Interest activities.
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  • Enterprise Risk Management Task Force
    The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Task Force is committed to advancing the understanding and application of enterprise risk principles to the health care industry. The premise of health care ERM is that by evaluating all risk exposures confronting an organization and addressing these risks proactively, the organization will optimize its ability to provide safe, efficient, and effective patient care while preserving the organizational assets required to deliver such care. The scope of health care ERM is broad, and encompasses all risk domains (categories): operational, financial, technology, human capital, strategic, legal and regulatory. The ERM approach facilitates the development and implementation of pragmatic, reasonable, and realistic solutions to managing risk for health care organizations and providers.
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  • Health Care Reform Educational Task Force
    The Health Care Reform Educational Task Force serves as a single key point-of-contact for the Association membership for institutional resources regarding comprehensive health care reform initiatives at the state and federal levels. The Task Force works to educate AHLA members on proposed health care reform initiatives as well as report on ongoing experiences with recently enacted reform initiatives.

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