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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 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. 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.

Health Care Real Estate Lease - Published on January 16, 2015
This Toolkit is designed to assist counsel in structuring legally compliant hospital-physician real estate leases. It places particular focus on the fair market value and commercial reasonableness standards and the technical requirements for leases under the applicable safe harbors and exceptions to the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. The Toolkit is structured as a compilation of the relevant statutes, implementing regulations, interpretative agency commentary, advisory opinions, and case law materials. The Toolkit also provides general considerations when engaging a third-party valuation consultant to document compliance with the fair market value and commercial reasonableness standards.

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.

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Achieving Compliance with MS.01.01.01
The materials contained in this resource were originally provided in support of an AHLA webinar series on achieving compliance with MS.01.01.01 (September-October 2010).

Upcoming:

October 15, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
Rules, Tools, and Fools: “Hot Buttons” in Physician Compensation Planning Series
Part II: Compensation for Physician Quality, Efficiency, Alignment and Supervision Services
November 14, 2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
Rules, Tools, and Fools: “Hot Buttons” in Physician Compensation Planning Series
Part III: Introduction to Health Care Real Estate Lease Toolkit
January 21, 2015 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
March 12, 2015 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

Past:

January 20, 2015 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

Upcoming:

Past:

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
​There are no upcoming educational calls offered by the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group at this time. Please check back periodically for updates. 

Upcoming:

March 26, 2015 12:15 PM-1:35 PM Eastern
Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues
The Changing Landscape of Medicaid Coverage of Behavioral Health
March 25, 2015 12:20 PM-1:35 PM Eastern

Past:

Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute
Perspectives on Provider Consolidation
February 2, 2015 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern
Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute
Practical Realities of Managing a Special Population
February 2, 2015 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern
July 2, 2014 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
July 1, 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

​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.
  • 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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