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Welcome to the Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group

(AMCTH PG). We help you monitor new developments in the laws, rules, regulations, and enforcement actions relevant to academic medical center and teaching hospital settings.

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

1. Register for a webinar or listen to an archived webinar: Web-based seminars focus on many areas, including academic-industry research collaborations, Medicare bundled payments, affiliation agreements with faculty practice plans and medical schools, narrow provider networks, clinical research, behavioral health and more.  Click here to access a list of upcoming and past webinars sponsored by the AMCTH PG.

2. Join the Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Forum: This community provides a forum for the discussion of issues pertaining to the entire spectrum of teaching hospitals and academic medical centers. It includes any issues which impact both the regulation and operation of all types of teaching hospitals. You are automatically enrolled in the community based on your Practice Group enrollment and/or Preference Center selections.

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. AMCTH PG members can enroll in the following Affinity Group:

  • Children's Health Affinity Group: Designed for those who work with or for a health care institution that provides pediatric care, this group focuses on timely and emerging issues affecting child health.

4. Check out the AMCTH 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.

5. Plan to attend Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions (held each January in the Washington, DC area): This program addresses the legal issues unique to teaching hospitals and academic medical centers.

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

  • News and Analysis: 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 AMCTC 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 Practice Groups, AHLA has established Task Forces that produce collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members. AMCTH 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   Behavioral Health Task Force: This group 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.

Representing academic medical centers and teaching hospitals requires you to understand many complex legal issues facing your clients. We hope that your participation in the AMCTH 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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Toolkits

  • 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 Toolkit
    - 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.

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January 10, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern
March 19, 2018 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

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December 4, 2018 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
November 16, 2017 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern
June 6, 2017 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
May 30, 2017 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
April 18, 2017 1:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern

​Affinity Group

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 Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals 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 Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group or one of the other sponsoring Practice Groups to receive benefits produced by these Task Forces.
  • 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.
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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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    Leah A. Voigt Chair Spectrum Health System Grand Rapids, MI (616) 391-3998 Email
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    Jessica M. Baker Vice Chair - Membership The State University of New York Buffalo Buffalo, NY (716) 829-2861 Email
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    Amy Bolian Vice Chair - Publications , Email
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    Michael B. Lampert Vice Chair - Research & Website Ropes & Gray LLP Boston, MA (617) 951-7095 Email
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    Ted Lotchin Vice Chair - Strategic Planning and Special Projects WakeMed Raleigh, NC (919) 350-8241 Email
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    Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson Vice Chair - Educational Programs The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA (267) 426-6956 Email
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    David J. Vernon Social Media Coordinator Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC Washington, DC (202) 580-7713 Email

     

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