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Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals

 
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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 Teaching Hospitals Community: Discussion includes any issues which impact both the regulation and operation of all types of teaching hospitals. 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. 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:

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • EMTALA Toolkit 
    - Published on March 24, 2014
    The Toolkit provides practitioners with an updated, comprehensive set of EMTALA authorities, including, but not limited to, relevant statutory and regulatory authorities, CMS' interpretive guidelines, and other OIG and CMS pronouncements related to EMTALA. The Toolkit also provides links to OIG EMTALA settlements and significant case law addressing the most-common EMTALA issues that health law practitioners are requested to review on a regular basis. The Toolkit also includes the proposed EMTALA requirements for 501(c)(3) federally tax-exempt hospitals.

  • 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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January 10, 2019 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern

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

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February 9, 2016 12:00 PM-1:15 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 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 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 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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  • 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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    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 McLean, VA 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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