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Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Monday, February 05, 2018 - Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Program Description

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In-depth breakout sessions at the Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute will focus on legal challenges faced by physicians and their counsel, the legal challenges faced by hospitals and health systems and their counsel, and the legal issues of interest to both segments of the health care delivery system. Topic areas covered at this program include compliance, fair market value, fraud, transactions, and payment. Again this year, we will offer a track of eleven sessions on February 7 that will focus on health information and technology, such as big data, EHR, cybersecurity, integrated health information records.

Topics on the full 3 day program will include:

  • Lessons Learned from Leasing the Physician Practice to the Hospital or Health System: The Life Cycle of PSAs and More
  • A Real-World Look at Private Equity Investments in Health Care: What It Means for Providers
  • MACRA 2.0: Navigating the New Course of QPP in CY2018 and Beyond
  • 2018 and Beyond: New Ways Providers Are Using Telemedicine and Digital Health
  • Strange Bedfellows or Successful Business: Navigating New Payer-Provider Arrangements
  • Ensuring Safety and Compliance during Difficult Patient Encounters

The planning committee strives to plan a high quality, practical program that will meet the educational needs of our members. We hope you will make plans to join us in New Orleans! The program will begin in the morning on Monday, February 5 at 8:00 am and end on Wednesday, February 7 at 3:40 pm. For those interested in just attending the Health Information Technology track on Wednesday, there is a one-day rate available.

In Association with Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Hospital Association

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities at this conference, please contact

Program Materials

All materials will be available on a website prior to and after the program and handed out on a flash drive at the program.

All registrants will receive an email a week prior to the program with a link to the materials. This website is for attendees only and is not posted to the public. You must have the direct link to the website. The email will come from AHLA Member Services. To ensure registrants receive this email and is not caught by a spam filter, please white list

Cancellation / Substitutions

Cancellations must be received in writing by January 22, 2018. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the cancellation date. Registration fee, minus the $125 administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4 weeks following the program. If you wish to send a substitute, need more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies please call (202) 833-1100 prompt #5. Note that the registration fee is based on the AHLA membership status of the individual who actually attends the program.

Monday, Feb 05 | 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Tuesday, Feb 06 | 12:00 PM - 01:15 AM
Tuesday, Feb 06 | 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Wednesday, Feb 07 | 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Continuing Education

CLE/MCLE: AHLA will be applying for 18.5 credits (including 2.0 ethics credits) for 60-minute states and approximately 22.2 (including 2.4 ethics credits) credits for 50-minute states. The number of credits approved may vary state to state.

CPE: This seminar will be worth approximately 22.0 CPE credits. AHLA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. NASBA's web site is located at

CCB: AHLA will be applying for 22.2 Compliance Certification Board (CCB) credits.

This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of physician and hospitals issues. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparations required to register for this group live program. Those seeking accounting credits should be familiar with the basic concepts of law and terminology associated with this area in order to obtain the full educational benefit of this program.

Monday, Feb 05 | 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Monday, Feb 05 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb 06 | 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Tuesday, Feb 06 | 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Tuesday, Feb 06 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb 07 | 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM


Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2500
Online Reservation

Room Rates: $227 single/double
Hotel Cut-Off Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. When making reservations, please indicate that you are with the AHLA program; the room block may sell out prior to hotel cut-off date.


Official Travel Provider ATC (ATC Travel Management)
ATC is available for reservations from 8:30 am until 8:00 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.

Discounts and Services:

  • Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the meeting.
  • Discounts apply for travel for AHLA 2018 meetings, discounts available 3 days pre/post meeting start/end dates.

Book online at and provide the Meeting Code NMR3Q, or call Delta reservation Desk at 800-328-1111 and provide the Meeting Code.

Restrictions apply. *Service fees apply to ticketed reservations. You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the following ID numbers:

Alamo Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the CD number CD#LEADERS or call Alamo at 844-354-6962 and provide the CD number.

Hertz Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the CD number CD#1170024 or call Hertz at 800-654-3131 and provide the CD number.

Program Planning Committee

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Lisa J. Gilden Co-Chair Catholic Health Association Washington, DC
Image of JulieKass
Julie E. Kass Co-Chair Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Baltimore, MD
Image of DavidDeSimone
David A. DeSimone Member CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Image of RickHindmand
Rick Hindmand Member McDonald Hopkins LLC Chicago, IL
Image of SethWolf
Seth M. Wolf Member University Hospitals Cleveland, OH
Image of KristenWoodrum
Kristen McDermott Woodrum Member BakerHostetler Atlanta, GA

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  • Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
  • PYA
  • The Greeley Company
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