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​AHLA's Physician Organizations Practice Group (PO PG) 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.

​PG Topical Library

Exclusive to PO PG members, this Library is a hub for AHLA content related to your practice area, including exclusive PG content and a selection of AHLA member and non-dues content.

News and Analysis

Past PG Newsletters
AHLA Articles

Education and Resources

  • Physician Organizations PG Document Archive
    - PG Toolkit: 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.
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February 19, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

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October 23, 2019 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Eastern


Physician Organizations Practice Group Leaders

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Kathryn E. Hickner Chair Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL Cleveland, OH (216) 736-7279 Email
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Radha V. Bachman Vice Chair - Educational Programming FisherBroyles LLP Tampa, FL (813) 200-6114 Email
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Ethan E. Rii Vice Chair - Educational Programming Vedder Price Chicago, IL (312) 609-7577 Email
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Patrick D. Souter Vice Chair - Publishing Gray Reed & McGraw LLP Dallas, TX (214) 954-4135 Email
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Michael G. VanBuren Vice Chair - Member Engagement Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP Cleveland, OH (216) 622-8343 Email
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Adam M. Walters Vice Chair - Publishing Walters Law PC Savannah, GA (912) 897-4100 Email


​Physician Organizations Forum

Join the conversation! This Community includes discussions on 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. PO PG members are automatically enrolled in this community.

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