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Welcome to the Physician Organizations Practice Group (PO PG). We provide you with access to a fantastic community of peer resources and also will keep you informed through multiple education offerings on the most up to date and relevant issues related to physicians and physician practices.

Here are the top four ways you can take advantage of your membership in the PO PG:

  1. Register for a webinar or listen to an archived webinar: The PO PG regularly sponsors web-based seminars to help provide education for our members on key topics relevant to their practice.  Web-based seminars address the legal, financial, and operational issues raised in connection with physician-hospital ventures and contractual agreements, credentialing practices, physician group practice structures, compensation methodologies, and liability insurance.  Click here to access a list of upcoming and past webinars sponsored by the PO PG.
  2. Join the Physician Organizations Community: Collaborate with your colleagues! Discussion topics includes joint ventures and contractual arrangements with hospitals and other providers, billing arrangements/reimbursement issues, physician compensation methodologies, credentialing, professional liability insurance, interaction with managed care organizations and integrated delivery systems, or whatever question you choose to pose to the community. 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. Check out the Physician Organizations 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 AMCTH.
  4.  Plan to attend Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute (held each winter in New Orleans, LA): This program is held annually and is a great opportunity for in-depth focus on the issues that matter to physicians and their counsel.  The program focuses on legal challenges faced by physicians and their counsel, the legal challenges faced by hospitals and health systems and their counsel, and the legal issues of interest to both segments of the health care delivery system.

There are many other great benefits available to you through the PO PG, that include:

  • Email Alerts, Executive Summaries, and Member Briefings: These 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 PO 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 or feel free to reach out directly to me if you are interested in volunteering.
  • Task Forces: AHLA has established Task Forces that produce collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members to cover health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups. As a member of the PO PG you are automatically enrolled in the PO PG Task Forces and can participate in all of their offerings as well.  The PO PG Task Forces are:  

The PO PG is here to help you to master the legal, financial, and operational issues that you need to know as a physician counsel. We hope that your active participation in the PO PG will help you in serving 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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  • Physician Organizations PG Document Archive
    - Published on June 21, 2017
    The Physician Organizations Practice Group Document Archive contains a range of materials, including prior versions of Medicare enrollment forms, and prior versions of Medicare Internet-Only Manual chapters and older Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transmittals, many of which are no longer available on CMS’ website. The Document Archive also includes links and citations for helpful materials, including Medicare Physician Fee Schedules, CMS transmittals and guidance, and lists of Medicare Contractor Medical Directors and their contact information. The Document Archive is intended to serve as a point of access for attorneys who represent physicians and who need access to copies of previously released, but now unavailable material, as well as a “one-stop shop” for older Physician Fee Schedule documents.

  • Diagnostic Testing Legal Issues Toolkit
    - Published on December 20, 2012
    This toolkit is designed to assist lawyers in advising clients on diagnostic testing matters and in structuring diagnostic testing arrangements.
​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).
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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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 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.
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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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