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Physician Organizations

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The Physician Organizations Practice Group addresses issues encountered in physician-hospital joint ventures and contractual arrangements, credentialing practices, physician group practice structures, compensation methodologies, and the professional liability insurance crisis.
Summaries of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Advisory Opinions are provided by the Advisory Opinions Task Force of the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. The Task Force aids Practice Group members in keeping abreast of new Advisory Opinions. For each new opinion issued by the OIG, a summary is released via an email alert and posted on several Practice Groups' websites.

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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 and provide overview and insight on a variety of new developments. They serve as an important resource for busy practitioners looking for the high points to help them manage issues relevant to their practice. Newsletters are distributed electronically to members enrolled in the Practice Group.

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. 
​The following toolkits are made available to members of the Physician Organizations Practice Group. If you have any comments or suggestions on existing or potential toolkits, please email the Practice Groups staff.
Diagnostic Testing Legal Issues Toolkit - Published on December 20, 2012
The Toolkit is designed to assist lawyers in advising clients on diagnostic testing matters and in structuring diagnostic testing arrangements.
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Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute
Roundtable Discussion of Recent Issues Affecting Physicians
February 3, 2015 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute
Practical Realities of Managing a Special Population
February 2, 2015 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern


June 30, 2014 12:30 PM-1:45 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
Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute 2014
Roundtable Discussion of Recent Issues Affecting Physicians
February 5, 2014 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern
July 1, 2013 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern
Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute 2013
Roundtable Discussion of Recent Issues Affecting Physicians
February 12, 2013 12:00 AM-12:00 AM Eastern

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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 Physician Organizations or In-House Counsel Practice Group or a government, academician, student, or PG 15 member (all-Practice Groups access) to enroll in this Affinity Group. 

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 Physician Organizations Practice Group or one of the other sponsoring Practice Groups to receive benefits produced by these Task Forces. 

  • 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.
  • 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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