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Welcome to the Business Law and Governance Practice Group (BLG PG). We help you monitor the financial, regulatory, and operational issues faced by for-profit and nonprofit entities in the health care industry.

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

1. Register for a webinar or listen to an archived webinar: Web-based seminars focus on a wide range of topics, including mergers; acquisitions; joint ventures; management agreements; and professional services agreements involving health care organizations, business partners, providers, and vendors. Click here to access a list of upcoming and past webinars sponsored by the BLG PG.

2. Join the Business Law and Governance Community: Discussion includes behavioral health law matters that impact providers, payers, patients, and other health organizations, such as HIPAA security and privacy, mental health parity, alcohol and other drug abuse laws, sharing of behavioral health treatment records and information, inclusion of behavioral health treatment providers in networks and/or Accountable Care Organizations. 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. BLG PG members can enroll in the following Affinity Groups:

  • a. Governance Affinity Group: Provide a forum to network and educates members on governance issue, both for the for-profit and nonprofit health care sector.
  • b. Transactions Affinity Group: Highlights the structural, corporate, securities, regulatory, tax, and accounting issues implicated in a variety of transactions with an emphasis on features that are unique to deals in the health care industry.

4. Check out the BLG 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 BLG.

5. Plan to attend Health Care Transactions (held each May in Nashville): This program is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the business and legal issues involving contemporary health care business transactions, including emerging care models, M&A trends, financing techniques, deal risk management strategies, post integration lessons, and many more.

In addition, here are other benefits available to you through the BLG 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 BLG 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. BLG 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. 

o   Enterprise Risk Management: This group is committed to advancing the understanding and application of enterprise risk principles to the health care industry.

The BLG PG will prepare you to handle complex business and transactional matters through focused resources and access to colleagues with wide varieties of experience.  We hope that your active participation in the BLG PG will help you in meeting your clients' needs.


 

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  • Health Care Real Estate Lease Toolkit
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    Published on January 16, 2015; Updated on February 9, 2016
    This Toolkit is designed to assist counsel in structuring legally compliant hospital-physician real estate leases by organizing relevant resources in one convenient location. It places particular focus on the FMV and commercial reasonableness standards and the technical requirements for leases under the applicable safe harbors and exceptions to the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. The Toolkit is structured as a compilation of the relevant statutes, implementing regulations, interpretative agency commentary, advisory opinions, and case law materials. The Toolkit also provides general considerations when engaging a third-party valuation consultant to document compliance with the FMV and commercial reasonableness standards.
  • Due Diligence Checklist Toolkit​
    Published on June 30, 2014; Updated on April 9, 2015; Updated on January 19, 2016
    This Toolkit offers the practicing lawyer topical information for various due diligence settings.
  • Corporate Governance Toolkit
    - Updated on June 24, 2010
    This Toolkit is dedicated to resources impacting the corporate governance issues facing health care providers, nonprofit, and for-profit hospital systems, and other entities providing services in the health care industry.

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March 8, 2018 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern
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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 the Business Law and Governance Practice Group or a government, academician, student, or PG 15 member (all-Practice Groups access) to enroll in these Affinity Groups.

Task Forces

Task Forces are established for those health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups and provide collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the members of the sponsoring Practice Groups. 
Please note: You must be a member of the Business Law and Governance 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.
  • 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. 


  • Enterprise Risk Management
    The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Task Force is committed to advancing the understanding and application of enterprise risk principles to the health care industry. The premise of health care ERM is that by evaluating all risk exposures confronting an organization and addressing these risks proactively, the organization will optimize its ability to provide safe, efficient, and effective patient care while preserving the organizational assets required to deliver such care. The scope of health care ERM is broad, and encompasses all risk domains (categories): operational, financial, technology, human capital, strategic, legal and regulatory. The ERM approach facilitates the development and implementation of pragmatic, reasonable, and realistic solutions to managing risk for health care organizations and providers.

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Glenn P. Prives Chair McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP Morristown, NJ (973) 425-4179 Email
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David A. Weil Vice Chair - Educational Programs Quorum Health Brentwood, TN (615) 221-3787 Email
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