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In-House Counsel

 
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​​The In-House Counsel Practice Group provides a forum for attorneys employed in the health care industry and those who work with them and provide services to them to exchange information. It addresses the day-to-day, practical legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of law and regulations to the operations of health care providers, payers, regulators, manufacturers, and suppliers. It presents summaries and brief analyses of forms, models, approaches, structures, and legal analyses relevant to the successful operation of an in-house legal service.

Top Ten Reasons to Join the In-House Counsel Practice Group

​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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​Executive Summaries, prepared by members of Practice Groups, are a useful practice tool to facilitate your understanding of the most recent health law issues as they develop.

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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 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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In-House Counselor - December 2011
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In-House Counselor - December 2010
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June 2008, Volume 14, Issue 2
March 2008, Volume 14, Issue 1
Late Spring 2007, Volume 13, Issue 2
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Fall 2006, Volume 12, Issue 3
Spring 2006, Volume 12, Issue 2

 

Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

— Published on May 4, 2010

When an emergency hits a hospital, administrators often turn to their lawyers as issues arise in providing care during an emergency. This Emergency Preparedness Toolkit (Toolkit) is designed as a complement to AHLA’s Emergency Preparedness Response & Recovery Checklist: Beyond the Emergency Management Plan by providing a one-stop resource of emergency preparedness form policies, procedures, links, articles, sample contract language, and legal summary memoranda to assist healthcare attorneys, administrators, and providers in preparing for and responding to the issues that arise during an emergency.

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Upcoming:

A Graduate Series on the Role and Use of Advanced Practice Professionals
Part 1: Licensure and Scope of Practice: Things are Changing
August 19, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
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
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
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
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

Past:

October 9, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
September 30, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
August 25, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
July 29, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
July 23, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

Upcoming:

Past:

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013

Upcoming:

Past:

June 29, 2014 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute 2014
The Affordable Care Act 4 Years Later: What Lies Ahead?
February 6, 2014 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
February 6, 2014 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
February 5, 2014 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern
Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute 2013
High Reliability Health Care—The Science of Safety
February 11, 2013 12:00 AM-12:00 AM Eastern

​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 In-House Counsel Practice Group 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.
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  • Accountable Care Organization Task Force
    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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  • Behavioral Health Task Force
    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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