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Welcome to the Life Sciences Practices Group (LS PG). The LS PG is here to help you master the legal, financial, and operational issues that you need to know to meet your clients' needs.

Here are the top four things you can do to make the most of your membership in the LS PG:

  1. Register for a webinar or listen to an archived webinar: Web-based seminars focus on complex and current legal issues, challenges, and developments that impact post-acute and long term care services.  Click here to access a list of upcoming and past webinars sponsored by the LS PG.
  2. Join the Life Sciences Community: Discussion includes food and drug law regulation, third-party payment and reimbursement, fraud and abuse, government contracts, products liability, intellectual property, clinical trials, and research. To join the Community, visit your "myAHLA" profile at www.healthlawyers.org/myahla, enter your login information, click the blue button to customize your "Email and List Preferences," and click "Save."
  3. Sign up for an Affinity Group: Available at no additional fee, Affinity Groups facilitate networking and provide educational opportunities for members who share similar professional interests. If you did not select an Affinity Group when you joined AHLA, you can still do so. Simply complete and return this enrollment form or call AHLA's Member Service Center at (202) 833-1100, prompt #2. PALS PG members can enroll in the following Affinity Groups:
    • FDA Regulatory Affinity Group: Addresses marketing approval process, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, direct-to consumer advertising, off-label issues, preemption (labeling), good manufacturing practices, product diversion, anticounterfeiting, and prescription drug importation.
    • Research and Development Affinity Group: Addresses institutional review board issues, informed consent, clinical research organization issues, and Medicare/third-party payer coverage for clinical trials.
  4. Check out the Life Sciences PG Topical Library: This is where you can access the most relevant and recent AHLA publications and resources related to your practice area. It's the hub for AHLA content on Life Sciences.

In addition, here are other benefits available to you through the LS PG:

  • Email Alerts, Executive Summaries, and Member Briefings: Timely alerts are delivered directly to your inbox—when a new law, regulation, or decision is published, we do the initial legwork and summarize it for you.
  •  Great Opportunities for Involvement: The LS PG leadership welcomes and encourages members to become active participants by writing, speaking, tweeting, serving as a mentor, and taking on other leadership roles. Visit www.healthlawyers.org/volunteer to view available volunteer opportunities.
  •  Task Forces: For those health law topics that cross over several PGs, Task Forces are established to produce collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring PGs' members. LS PG members are automatically enrolled in

o    Accountable Care Organization, Payment Innovation, and Health Care Reform Educational Task Force: This group provides members with a variety of information and resources relating to accountable care organizations, integrated care models, and other health care reform initiatives designed to improve quality and lower costs, for better population health.

o    Health Care Reform Educational Task Force: This group is committed to educate AHLA members on proposed health care reform initiatives as well as report on ongoing experiences with recently enacted reform initiatives.

Your clients turn to you, and you can turn to the LS PG for informative and reliable resources to help you stay on top of your practice area. We hope that your active participation in the LS PG will help you meet all of your clients' needs.


 
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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  • Pharmacy Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) Laws: A 50 State Survey
    - Published on August 8, 2017
    This 50 state survey on pharmacy maximum allowable cost (MAC) laws summarizes the laws of each state regarding how they govern the way payers—including pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)—can reimburse pharmacies for products dispensed to patients.

  •  Clinical Trial Agreements Tooolkit 
    - Published on March 10, 2016

    The Clinical Trial Agreements (CTA) Toolkit is designed to assist health lawyers with understanding and negotiating clinical trial agreements between industry sponsors and academic medical centers in instances where the industry party is the sponsor of a study involving an investigational drug. The CTA Toolkit is divided into 17 sections that represent key provisions of a CTA and is designed to provide the ideal provisions from both the industry-sponsor and academic medical center-clinical trial site perspective, as well as the reasoning behind those positions. The Toolkit also provides an overview of the business importance of each of these sections; relevant federal, state, or local laws; case law; international laws; other directives and resources; and operational considerations.
— Published on May 4, 2010
  • 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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​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 Life Science Practice Group or a government, academician, student, or PG 15 member (all-Practice Groups access) to enroll in thes 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 Life Sciences Practice Group or one of the other sponsoring Practice Groups to receive benefits produced by these Task Forces.
  • Accountable Care Organization Task Force
    The mission of the ACO Task Force is to provide members with a wide array of information relating to accountable care organizations, integrated care models, and other initiatives designed to improve quality and lower costs, for better population health. The ACO Task Force analyzes the impact and trajectory of ACO and other integrated care developments nationwide, including commercial ACOs, Medicaid ACOs, and the Medicare ACO programs.

    The mission of the ACO Task Force includes informing members of any new or updated regulations, waivers, and guidance relating to the main federal ACO programs, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer ACO program, as well as to provide information on a broader array of issues integral to ACOs, integrated care systems, population health, and payment models.

    The ACO Task Force provides webinars, written material, and sponsored in-person programming pertaining to the relationship between ACOs and population health, as well as other topics germane to ACO formation and development. Since the ACO Task Force mission is so broad, it often partners with other AHLA Practice Groups to provide deeper insight into the unique legal and policy considerations for ACOs.
  • 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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