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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

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 sessions on February 7 that will focus on health information technology.

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. More information will be available soon.

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.

Continuing Education

AHLA will be applying for CLE, CPE, and CCB credits for this program. The number of credits being offered will be available once the schedule is finalized.

This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of physicians 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. Introductory remarks, breaks, luncheons, and receptions are not included in the computation of credit hours. Participants will be given continuing education request forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit. The sessions, unless otherwise designated, are intermediate to advanced in level. There are no prerequisites required to register for this program.

Monday, Feb 05 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb 06 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM


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 L. Hindmand Member McDonald Hopkins LLC Chicago, IL
Image of SethWolf
Seth M. Wolf Member University Hospitals Beachwood, OH
Image of KristenWoodrum
Kristen McDermott Woodrum Member BakerHostetler Atlanta, GA

Registration Details

The early registration discount expires on Friday, January 12, 2018

Printable Registration Form Those wanting to pay by check, please use the Printable Registration Form.

Everything you need to help you make the business case for attending an AHLA program can be found in this Justification Toolkit.

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