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Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - Friday, February 03, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, FL

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.

Topics include:

  • Structuring Compliant Physician Compensation Arrangements in The Current Enforcement Environment
  • How to Use and Not Abuse MGMA and Other Survey Data in FMV Compliance Programs
  • Defending, Documenting and Disputing Medical Necessity
  • Antitrust Issues in Hospital Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, and Other Affiliations
  • Making Way for MACRA and many more

Cybersecurity Track!
On Friday, February 3, attendees have the option of attending a track focused on cybersecurity. The sessions are:

  • Cybersecurity Threats, Enforcement Trends and Practical Challenges
  • Federal and State Cybersecurity Enforcement
  • Got Cybersecurity? Practical Strategies for Approaching Security Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity–Incident Response: Planning and Investigation
  • Cybersecurity–Into the Breach: Practical Actions to Respond and Minimize Risk
One day registration is available for those interested in just attending the Cybersecurity track.

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 Orlando! The program will begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday, February 1 and end at 3:35 pm on Friday, February 3.

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:

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 20, 2017. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the cutoff 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.

Wednesday, Feb 01 | 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Thursday, Feb 02 | 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Friday, Feb 03 | 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.

Wednesday, Feb 01 | 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Wednesday, Feb 01 | 09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Wednesday, Feb 01 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Thursday, Feb 02 | 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Thursday, Feb 02 | 07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Thursday, Feb 02 | 03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Thursday, Feb 02 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Friday, Feb 03 | 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM


Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL
(407) 284-1234
Online Reservation

Room Rates: $259 single/double occupancy / $11 resort fee per day
Hotel Cut-Off Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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. Please note: The hotel is predicted to sell out over the dates of the program. Attendees are encouraged to make their reservations early.


Official Travel Provider ATC (Association Travel Concepts) – Visit the AHLA travel portal for discounts on air and car reservations

Discounts and Services:

  • Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased more than 30 days prior to the meeting. Restrictions apply and not all classes of service apply for the discount. (United Airlines). Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the meeting. (Delta).
  • Discounts apply for travel for AHLA 2017 meetings, discounts available 3 days pre/post meeting start/end dates.

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:

  • Delta: NMPCF (800-328-1111)
  • Hertz Rentals: CV#031C0022 (800-654-2240)
  • Enterprise: 32H7476 (800-593-0505)

Program Planning Committee

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Lisa J. Gilden Chair Catholic Health Association Washington, DC
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 JulieKass
Julie E. Kass Member Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Baltimore, MD
Image of CynthiaWisner
Cynthia F. Wisner Member Trinity Health Livonia, MI
Image of KristenWoodrum
Kristen McDermott Woodrum Member BakerHostetler Atlanta, GA

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level


Sponsors Level


  • Altegra Health
  • Carnahan Group
  • CBIZ, Inc
  • Coker Group
  • ECG Management Consultants
  • HealthCare Appraisers, Inc
  • HealthCare Compliance Network
  • HORNE Cyber
  • NorthGauge Healthcare Advisors, LLC
  • Ntracts LLC
  • Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
  • PYA
  • The Greeley Company
  • Tract Manager – Meditract Dvision
  • Veralon
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