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The Business Law and Governance Practice Group addresses the fundamentals of business law, as well as the financial, regulatory, and operational issues faced by for-profit and nonprofit entities in the health care industry. The scope of topics will include mergers; acquisitions; joint ventures; management agreements; and professional services agreements involving health care organizations, business partners, providers, and vendors. Additionally, governance, debt, and equity financing as well as securities are addressed. The Practice Group also highlights select bankruptcy law matters and criminal law issues arising from the internal and external operations of the business entity. Lastly, is given to the commercial opportunities in the international health care sector: the business, legal, and regulatory environments.

New Resource: BLG PG Topical Library

AHLA is pleased to unveil a new PG resource, the Topical Library, where PG members can access the most relevant and recent AHLA publications and resources related to their practice area.

This Topical Library is exclusive to BLG PG members and serves as a hub for AHLA content related to the BLG practice area. Exclusive BLG PG content, along with other AHLA content, is included in this Topical Library.

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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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February 9, 2016 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern

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March 8, 2018 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern
December 13, 2017 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
October 12, 2017 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern
September 14, 2017 11:00 AM-12:00 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
December 14, 2016 12:00 PM-1:00 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 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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John B. Garver Vice Chair - Publications Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA Charlotte, NC (704) 377-8377 Email
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Judy W. Mayer Vice Chair - Research & Website Inspira Health Network Woodbury, NJ (856) 573-6755 Email
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Matthew B. Roberts Vice Chair - Strategic Planning and Special Projects Nexsen Pruet LLC Columbia, SC (803) 253-8286 Email
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David A. Weil Vice Chair - Educational Programs Quorum Health Brentwood, TN (615) 221-3787 Email
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Susan F. Zinder Vice Chair - Membership Law Office of Susan F Zinder New York, NY (646) 380-6715 Email
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Dawn R. Helak Social Media Coordinator McDermott Will & Emery LLP Washington, DC (202) 756-8664 Email

 

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