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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.

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​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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  • 340B Toolkit - Published on June 10, 2014
    The Toolkit is designed to assist health lawyers with understanding and researching 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program) issues. Although the 340B Program was established in 1992, the 340B Program has recently received increased attention from stakeholders and policymakers, creating a new interest in understanding 340B Program eligibility and participation requirements. This Toolkit provides the key statutes, regulations, policy guidance, case law, and forms necessary for legal counsel to understand the 340B Program.
  • Compliance Program for Physician Practices - Published on August 8, 2012
    This toolkit serves as a roadmap to help individual and small group physician practices establish compliance programs within their organizations.

  • 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 health care attorneys, administrators, and providers in preparing for and responding to the issues that arise during an emergency.

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Upcoming:

September 23, 2014 12:00 PM-1:30 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
Litigating a False Claims Act—Tips and Tactics from the Trenches
Part III: To Settle or Not to Settle, That is the Question—Global Settlements and ADR
November 24, 2014 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
December 2, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
December 3, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

Past:

November 18, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
November 17, 2014 1:00 PM-2:30 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
October 9, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
September 30, 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
June 30, 2013 12:00 PM-1:15 PM 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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