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Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Monday, February 04, 2019 - Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

#MeToo in Medicine: Transforming Hospital Culture Through Hostile Work Environment Claims

Annual Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA

“Hands Up! Step Away from the Computer!”– Responding to Search Warrants in the Health Care Industry

Annual Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA

A Practical, Real-Life Look at Recent Joint Venture Activity

Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions

Thursday, March 09, 2017 - Friday, March 10, 2017
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group Luncheon

Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions

Monday, March 14, 2016 - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
Washington, DC

New and Emerging Cybersecurity Risks for Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals

Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Friday, April 15, 2016
Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD

What Makes an ACO Successful: Lessons from the Front Lines

Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD

The Medicare Shared Savings Program—Lessons from the Past, for the Present, and into the Future

Health Care Transactions

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nashville, TN

Navigating Corporate Practice of Medicine Laws in a Value-Based Payment Environment: ACOs and Interaction with State Laws, Waivers, and Regulations

Health Care Transactions 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Friday, April 17, 2015
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nashville, TN

Application and Implementation of ACO Waivers and Ongoing Compliance Issues

Health Care Transactions 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Friday, April 11, 2014
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nashville, TN

ACOs: The Year in Review—Hot Topics, Developments of the Past Year, and Prognostications for the Future

Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - Friday, March 22, 2013
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD

The State of ACOs

Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Friday, March 28, 2014
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Whistling Past the Graveyard: Dealing with Regulatory Uncertainty in the Capital Formation and Value Metrics of ACOs

Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - Friday, January 26, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City Hotel
Arlington, VA

The Lion in the Path: Precision, Participants, and Privacy

Annual Meeting

Monday, June 27, 2016 - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, CO

Transforming the Medical Staff to Meet Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) Evolving Challenges: VBP, CIN, ACOs . . . OMG!

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Conversation with Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Winkler, Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit for the Boston U.S. Attorney's Office

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Conversation with Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Winkler, Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit for the Boston U.S. Attorney's Office

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Everything You Need to Know About Handling a Whistleblower Case—But Were Afraid to Ask

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Home Health: The Future is Now

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Joint Operating and Management Agreements: The Nuts and Bolts

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Perspectives on Valuation Issues in Physician Hospital Transaction

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Recent Trends in Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Impacting Payors, Plans, and Providers: Get Your House in Order Before the Government Comes Knocking

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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ACO Credentialing and Peer Review: Practical Tips and How-Tos from an ACO Trailblazer

Annual Meeting 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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The Attorney General: Keeping a Close Eye on Hospital Transactions and Operation

Annual Meeting 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Hyatt Regency Chicago
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Meet the Prosecutors: U.S. Department of Justice Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Priorities for 2012 and Beyond

Annual Meeting 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013 - Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
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Young Professionals Happy Hour

Annual Meeting 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013 - Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
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The Latest Trends in Health Care Enforcement: Federal Prosecutors on the Front Line

Annual Meeting

Monday, June 29, 2015 - Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Marriott Marquis Washington DC
Washington, DC

Pragmatic Strategies to Enable Hospitals to Continue Physician Affiliations and Mitigate The Risks of Being The Next St Luke's Case

Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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Legal and Practical issues for New Business Models in a More Integrated Delivery System

Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Monday, February 04, 2019 - Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Antitrust Enforcement: Heightened Focus on Physician Transactions

Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013 - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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Review of Antitrust Enforcement of Hospital-Physician Transactions

Description

Hosted by Labor and Employment and Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Groups

Sponsored by NorthGauge Healthcare Advisors LLC

Speaker:
Jeffrey Frost

Deputy General Counsel, Sutter Health, Sacramento, CA
Elizabeth S. Washko
Ogletree Deakins, Nashville, TN

The recent #MeToo Movement created a spike in sexual harassment complaints, claims and lawsuits. This spike has increased Healthcare employers’ & Physicians’ exposure for liability do to sexual harassment. This luncheon will explore the current state of sexual harassment litigation against healthcare facilities and physicians practices, as well as, steps to insure employees have a workplace free from harassment, and mitigate the risk of liability due to complaints of sexual harassment or retaliation, through effective policies, education, contracts, investigations and action.

More information will be available soon. This event is not included in the program registration. There is an additional fee of $60 for members of the sponsoring Practice Groups and $70 for non-members; limited attendance; pre-registration required. Continuing Legal Education Credits are not available for the luncheon.

Description

Hosted by Health Care Liability and Litigation and Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Groups and Behavioral Health Task Force
Sponsored by Simione Healthcare Consultants LLC

In the event state or federal authorities enter a health care organization with a search warrant, the front line will often be the organization’s general counsel. In these situations, the GC will have to make on-the-spot decisions in his or her interaction with law enforcement. What can you ask of law enforcement? Can they interview your employees? Should you authorize what documents they can or cannot have access to? Can you object to their review of certain records? Can you inspect or copy what they gather? The GC will be required to have these answers (and more), often without the luxury of legal research or outside counsel advice. Join us and hear from experts in this area so you can be prepared to respond if you hear that knock on the door.

Speakers:
Thomas D. Bever, Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP, Atlanta, GA
Hardy Gold, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, San Diego, CA
Jennifer M. Lohse, Vice President and General Counsel for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Center City, MN

This event is not included in the program registration; there is an additional fee; limited attendance; pre-registration required.

Description

Hosted by Antitrust, Business Law and Governance, Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment, and Tax and Finance Practice Groups
Sponsored by Bloomberg Law

Our panelists will provide a practical and real-life look at joint ventures, describing their recent experiences:

  • How are things going since execution?
  • What has worked?
  • How did antitrust laws impact the parties discussions and planning?
  • What has not worked?
  • What do you think you could have done differently?
  • What do you wish you had considered before execution?

Speaker:
John Carroll, King & Spalding LLP, Washington, DC
James A. Gilman, General Counsel, Methodist Healthcare, San Antonio, Texas
Joanna McCay, Assistant Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA

This event is not included in the program registration; there is an additional fee; limited attendance; pre-registration required.

Description

Sponsored by PYA
This event is not included in the program registration. There is an additional fee, limited attendance, and pre-registration required.

Emerging Issues in the Area of FDA Regulation

Speakers
Theodore Ruger, Dean
Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA

  • Emerging issues in the area of FDA regulation
  • What may be in store for FDA under the new administration
  • What the impact may be on academic medical centers
  • Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group and the Health Information and Technology is sponsored by PYA

    According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, criminal attacks are now the leading cause of data breaches in the health care industry. Earlier surveys have indicated that almost 95% of medical institutions have been victims of a cyberattack. These risks are only expected to increase with the continued push toward interoperable electronic health care records, use of networked medical devices, and the steady expansion of the internet of things. Clearly, awareness and active evaluation of new and emerging threats and vulnerabilities will be critical for hospitals to prepare for these risks.

    Please join our speakers, Katherine Keefe, Global Focus Group Leader at Beazley Breach Response Services and Gerard Nussbaum, Director of Technology Services at Kurt Salmon, moderated by Alisa Chestler, Shareholder at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC for an engaging discussion of best practices for responding to a cyberattack or data breach, as well as proactive steps that counsel can take for addressing potential network vulnerabilities.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Accountable Care Organization and Health Care Reform Educational Task Forces.

    Over the last several years, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) have matured and become more common entities operating in the health care industry. Over this time, a great deal of institutional knowledge and experience has been obtained by physicians, attorneys, and others who contribute to the operations of ACOs. Attend our lunch panel for a discussion on the aspects of ACOs that contribute to success, including:

    • Cultural aspects of ACOs that facilitate successful outcomes or pose barriers to be overcome;

    • Implications of health information technologies and telemedicine capabilities in an evolving industry; and

    • Strategies for success from differing perspectives, including Pioneer and Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, as well as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

    Our presenters include Julia Feldman, General Counsel at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization; Dr. Morey Menacker President and Chief Executive Officer of Hackensack Physician-Hospital Alliance ACO, LLC; Dr. Terri Postma, Medical Officer for the Performance-Based Payment Policy Group of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and moderator Amy E. Bolian, Associate at McGuireWoods LLP.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Accountable Care Organization and Health Care Reform Educational Task Forces.

    Providers and payers monitoring Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) combined with the upcoming ending to the first three-year Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participation contracts are all asking the same questions:
    • What has made some ACOs successful?
    • What can we learn from the first three-year contracting cycle?
    • What does the future look like for ACOs? And,
    • Why should providers continue to participate in the MSSP?
    The ACO and Health Care Reform Educational Task Forces invite you to ask these questions and more of the panelists, Dr. Terri Postma, Medical Officer of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Andrew Shin, Director, Health Policy & Life Sciences of the ML Strategies LLC, and Dr. Dennis Weaver, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of The Advisory Board Company, who will be speaking from the government, the practitioner community, and the health care system perspectives that all need to collaborate to make the MSSP a success.

    Description

    This luncheon is presented by the Accountable Care Organization Task Force and sponsored by Veralon.

    A number of states have existing corporate practice of medicine laws that are potentially implicated by Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). This lunch panel discusses the activities of some states (state waivers) to proactively exempt ACOs from behavior that would otherwise constitute a prohibited practice of medicine. Topics include definitions of the corporate practice of medicine, as well as variations among different states and approaches to avoid concerns in employment, contracting, and participation. Also discussed will be potential effects on the ability to adopt clinical guidelines and practices essential to the performance improvement of ACOs, networks, and employment models.

    Our speakers include Matthew C. Connors of Hancock Daniel Johnson & Nagle PC; Grace D. Mack of Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA; and Rose Willis of Dickinson Wright PLLC.

    Description

    This luncheon is presented by the Accountable Care Organization Task Force and the Teaching Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers Practice Group and sponsored by Meditract.

    This luncheon presentation will discuss the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Waiver, and, specifically, how an ACO governing board might go about making the requisite bona fide determination that an arrangement is “reasonably related to the Shared Savings Program”, as required by the ACO Waiver. The presenters, David Grauer, Jones Day and Robert Cimasi, Health Capital Consultants, will also discuss the various steps that an ACO governing body might consider taking to indemnify against future changes in the ACO Waiver.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Accountable Care Organization Task Force and Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group Luncheon and is sponsored by Towers Watson.

    Distinguished panel members,Robert F. Leibenluft, Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP; Sarah Swank, Principal at Ober|Kaler; and Stephen M. Weiner, Member at Mintz Levin, will discuss the hot topics and developments of the past year, with prognostications for the future.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Accountable Care Organization and Health Care Reform Educational Task Forces.

    The panelists will have a roundtable discussion about the state of the ACOs.

    Description

    Accountable Care Organization Task Force and Healthcare Reform Educational Task Force Luncheon

    David W. Grauer
    Squire Sanders LLP, Columbus, OH
    Troy A. Barsky
    Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC
    Robert James Cimasi (Moderator)
    Health Capital Consultants LLC, St. Louis, MO

    This presentation will provide a brief overview of certain fraud and abuse and related valuation topics associated with the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Panelists will discuss implications for the utilization of ACO waivers (and the role of fair market value), as well as mechanisms for identifying and addressing compliance issues related to the capital formation aspects of developing ACOs.
    Please note: There is an additional fee, pre-registration is required, and space is limited for each of the luncheons.

    Description

    Hosted by the Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals and Life Sciences Practice Groups
    Sponsored by PYA

    Speaker:
    Carrie D. Wolinetz, Ph.D., Associate Director for Science Policy and Acting Chief of Staff to the Director at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

    Dr. Wolinetz will highlight the exciting science and initiatives NIH is currently doing in the realm of precision medicine along with promising discoveries, engagement efforts with research participants, and the agencies processes to secure privacy and protections of participants in NIH funded clinical trials and cohort studies.

    • Precision medicine along with promising discoveries: (1) NIH POV: What is precision medicine? (2) NIH recent discoveries in precision medicine: BMT and gene therapy to treat SCD; others
    • Engagement efforts with research participants: All of Us Research Program - mission and objectives; value for the research community; types of engagement; program infrastructure; data collections
    • Privacy and protections of participants in NIH funded clinical trials and cohort studies: Privacy and protections/ revised Common Rule?; Certificates of Confidentiality Policy

    This event is not included in the program registration; there is an additional fee of $60 for members of the sponsoring Practice Group / $70 of non-members; limited attendance; pre-registration required.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals; Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review; and Physician Organizations Practice Groups and the Accountable Care Organization Task Force and is sponsored by Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc.

    Medical staffs are evolving rapidly—added to the traditional responsibilities for credentialing and peer review are now the imperatives of the culture of safety, increasing expectations for meeting quality measures, evidence-based medicine, care coordination, population health, and team-based care involving non-physicians on care teams, all while payment methods are dramatically altering relationships and increasing employment. Form follows function! What might those forms be?

    The luncheon will include the perspective of a physician leader with experience in innovative approaches to medical staff organization and function.

    Speakers: Linda Haddad, Senior Partner, Horty Springer & Mattern, Pittsburgh, PA; and Dr. Tom Downes, Chief Medical Officer, UC Health – Northern Colorado, Fort Collins and Loveland, CO

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group.

    The Boston U.S. Attorney's Office is a dominant force in the U.S. Department of Justice's healthcare fraud enforcement initiatives, and its investigations have generated ground-breaking resolutions and changed the health industry on governance and compliance. It is uniquely organized to meet the challenges of health industry enforcement issues and has been led for many years by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Winkler, who as chief of the Health Care Fraud Unit supervises more than thirty criminal and civil assistant U.S. attorneys who focus exclusively on healthcare fraud allegations. Our luncheon will focus on the history of the Boston U.S. Attorney's Office's Health Care Fraud Unit, its organization, priorities, and perspectives on health industry enforcement and compliance issues.

    Faculty:

    Kathleen McDermott(Moderator), Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, DC

    Susan Winkler, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit.,U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group.

    The Boston U.S. Attorney's Office is a dominant force in the U.S. Department of Justice's healthcare fraud enforcement initiatives, and its investigations have generated ground-breaking resolutions and changed the health industry on governance and compliance. It is uniquely organized to meet the challenges of health industry enforcement issues and has been led for many years by Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Winkler, who as chief of the Health Care Fraud Unit supervises more than thirty criminal and civil assistant U.S. attorneys who focus exclusively on healthcare fraud allegations. Our luncheon will focus on the history of the Boston U.S. Attorney's Office's Health Care Fraud Unit, its organization, priorities, and perspectives on health industry enforcement and compliance issues.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Healthcare Liability and Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.

    The consequences for mishandling a whistleblower employee in a health care organization can be severe. Issues abound concerning treatment of suspected whistleblowers and known whistleblowers. In-house counsel and outside counsel conducting independent investigations or simply running the organization dayto day all need to know how to advise the entity on protecting the organization while preserving the rights of the whistleblower.

    The discussion by an attorney who represents whistleblowers and an attorney who represents defendants will include:
    • How to conduct an effective internal investigation of a whistleblower's complaint and avoid common mistakes.
    • How to manage and document the investigation results.
    • Is there a way to encourage whistleblowers to report internally, rather than contact the government?
    • Dealing with the difficult whistleblower.
    • How to avoid or minimize state and federal retaliation claims.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group.

    With greater emphasis being placed by policymakers on the roles of technology and home and community-based services as an alternative to facility-based long term care, now may, indeed, be the future of home care. Join Ronald Malone, Chairman of Gentiva Health Services Inc. for a wide ranging discussion of the state of home health care today and where it’s likely to be heading tomorrow.

    Mr. Malone will address such issues as:
    • The future of home health as part of the continuum of care;
    • The role of technology in home health;
    • The most significant regulatory risks for home health;
    • The most significant market risks for home health; and
    • The effect of health care reform on the home health sector.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Antitrust; Physician Organizations; and Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Groups.

    Joint operating agreements customarily involve the creation of a jointly governed entity created by two or more hospitals to operate the hospitals. Title to the hospitals’ respective assets remains with each individual hospital, but revenues and future capital expenditures are shared and operating and strategic decisions are made jointly through the new entity. A management agreement typically involves a hospital entering into an agreement with another provider or a management company for the outsourcing of management services. Customarily, many “back-office” functions, such as human resources and billing, are turned over to the management company, but all clinical services continue to be provided and entirely administered by the hospital. The objective of both agreements is usually to reduce costs through the use of shared efficiencies and most cost-effective methods of operating the hospitals.

    During this luncheon presentation, the panelists will:
    • Highlight key structural components of both types of agreements;
    • Explore the regulatory concerns raised by both models including, but not limited to the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark law; and
    • Identify the federal tax issues involved, specifically, those under IRC § 501(c)(3).

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Hospitals and Health Systems and Teaching Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers Practice Groups.

    A panel of national health care valuation experts shared their views and experiences on various hot topics pertaining to physician practice transactions.

    Topics for discussion included:
    • Practice Intangibles – When and how they can be considered?
    • Stripping out and valuing a practice’s ancillary service lines – A legal/valuation issue?
    • Medical Chart Valuation – The original intangible practice asset.
    • Reconciling intangible value with post-transaction employment compensation.

    The discussion will expose the audience to the ongoing discussions that are going on in the valuation community. Though the discussion is expected to contain meaningful discussion on valuation theory and health care regulation, the panelists will also provide perspective on the practical application of theory based on their transactional experience. The panel will be moderated by the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group Vice Chair, Lisa M. Ohrin, Esq. and audience participation will be strongly encouraged.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group.

    This lunch presentation will address the recent trends in fraud, waste and abuse impacting payors, plans and providers, including specialized plans such as vision and dental to pharmacy benefit managers and ancillary providers, including pharmacies.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group.

    Robert Gerberry, Associate Counsel of Summa Health System, will share Summa’s experience with its ACO pilot project and discuss overcoming the challenges and pitfalls of credentialing and peer oversight in the ACO context. In addition, Mr. Gerberry will discuss the strategic plan of Summa’s Delivery Network Committee and the Conditions of Participation that its providers must meet in order to become part of its ACO.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Tax and Finance Practice Group.

    Several hospital conversion transactions have made the headlines recently, including the Caritas Christi hospital sale transaction to Steward Health Care System (part of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management) in Boston and the sale of several other sizable nonprofit religious and governmental hospitals throughout the country to for-profit hospital companies. The Attorney General, as part of its many roles, serves to protect the interests of the community and the charitable assets in which a nonprofit hospital conversion takes place.

    This luncheon program will provide insight into the role of the state attorneys general in the health care industry and their oversight responsibilities in hospital conversions and other transactions. In addition, hospital governance, board member fiduciary duties, executive compensation, conflicts of interest and community benefit are all areas where the Attorney General may play an active role. State Attorney Generals throughout the country are more active and leading many initiatives impacting hospitals, along with enforcement actions. This timely discussion of these issues and other areas by Mr. Spackman will provide a unique perspective from the attorney general side.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group.

    Hear from federal prosecutors who are responsible for implementing the Obama Administration's enhanced efforts to fight fraud, waste, and abuse in the healthcare industry. The speakers will address the HEAT initiative, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, recent criminal and civil healthcare fraud cases and resolutions, the use of data analysis in case selection and prosecution, and trends in enforcement.

    Faculty:

    Sam Sheldon, Deputy Chief of Criminal Division/Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

    Hank B. Walther(Moderator), Partner, Jones Day, Washington, DC

    Linda Wawzenski, Deputy Chief, Civil Division and Civil Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, IL

    Description

    Drop in at Redfield’s Sports Bar located off the hotel lobby and have a beverage, introduce yourself, and compare schedules with other young professionals in time for the meeting

    Description

    Sponsored byHORNE LLP This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group

    Lead federal prosecutors from the Southern District of California will discuss the latest trends in federal enforcement that you and your clients should be aware of, based on their current investigations and cases, the HEAT initiative, and the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. They will also discuss how data analysis has continued to transform how they select cases to investigate and prosecute.

    Faculty:

    Charles La Bella (Moderator), Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

    Katherine A. Lauer, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, San Diego, CA

    Joseph Price, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy Chief - Civil Division, and Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of California, San Diego, CA

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Antitrust and Business Law and Governance Practice Group and is sponsored by First Chesapeake Group.

    The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) victory in the St. Luke's decision has made hospitals rethink their aggressive physician acquisition plans. This luncheon panel: David Ettinger, Partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Amy McFarlane, Assistant Attorney General of the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau, and Jenny Schwab, Attorney Advisor of the Federal Trade Commission, Office of Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will review the challenges presented by the FTC victory and suggest pragmatic strategies to mitigate antitrust compliance risks and enable hospitals to continue to partner with physicians for their integrated delivery networks.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Antitrust and Business Law and Governance Practice Groups.

    This program will address Accountable Care Organizations and other business models being contemplated in response to reforms in health care delivery. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Federal Trade Commission guidance will be discussed, along with legal and practical issues associated with forming these business affiliations. The prohibition against the corporate practice of medicine and fee splitting will also be addressed.

    Description

    Hosted by Antitrust, Health Care Liability and Litigation, and Physician Organizations Practice Groups

    Speaker:
    Jennifer K. Schwab

    Honigman, Chicago, IL

    Hospital acquisitions of physician practices have become a significant trend in U.S. health care, and two pending cases – one in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and one in Washington state court – are proof that antitrust enforcers won’t take a pass at challenging physician transactions that enforcers believe will substantially lessen competition. This luncheon will explore recent cases, provide insight on when physician transactions are most likely to draw antitrust scrutiny, and explore what hospitals and physician groups can do to anticipate and respond to antitrust concerns.

    This event is not included in the program registration. There is an additional fee of $60 for members of the sponsoring Practice Groups and $70 for non-members; limited attendance; pre-registration required. Continuing Legal Education Credits are not available for the luncheon.

    Description

    This luncheon presentation is brought to you by the Antitrust Practice Group.

    Physician practice consolidations have been the subject of increased federal and state scrutiny, as well as at least one recently filed private antitrust action. Several transactions have been blocked by antitrust enforcers, and some parties have entered into consent agreements to resolve antitrust concerns. The private case is currently in litigation. Drawing on these cases, our panelists will identify factors that may impact the risk of antitrust scrutiny (including both antitrust red flags and procompetitive justifications for a transaction) as well as potential means of minimizing or resolving those concerns.

    The panelists will provide specific examples and illustrations based on actions such as:
    • Federal enforcement actions: Renown Health’s acquisition of Sierra Nevada Cardiology Associates and Reno Heart Physicians; and Providence Health System’s proposed acquisition of Northwest Cardiology and Spokane Cardiology;
    • State enforcement actions: Urology of Central Pennsylvania; MaineHealth; and Atrius Health/Fallon Clinic;
    • Private actions: St. Luke’s Health System’s proposed acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group.

    Faculty

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    J. Gabriel McGlamery
    Senior HCR Policy Consultant
    Florida Blue Center for Health Policy
    4800 Deerwood Campus Pkwy # DCC8-2
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Ursula A. Taylor
    Member
    Strategic Health Law
    1500 N Halsted St Fl 2
    Chicago, IL
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    Steven E. Gordon
    Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Rights Enforcement Coordinator
    US Attorney's of Office for the Eastern District of VA
    2100 Jamieson Ave
    Alexandria, VA
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    Attorney
    Ogletree Deakins
    4208 Six Forks Rd Ste 1100
    Raleigh, NC
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    Attorney
    Ogletree Deakins
    4208 Six Forks Rd Ste 1100
    Raleigh, NC
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    A.G.  Alexander
    Deputy Administrator/ Director
    Center for Program Integrity
    Washington, DC
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    Deputy Director, Comm Litigation, Civil Division
    US Department of Justice
    950 Pennsylvania Ave
    Washington, DC
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    Steve  Aragón
    Chief Counsel
    Health & Human Services Commission
    Austin, TX
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    Corporate Vice President and Principal
    Economists Inc
    2121 K St NW Ste 1100
    Washington, DC
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    Corporate Vice President and Principal
    Economists Inc
    2121 K St NW Ste 1100
    Washington, DC
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    President, Physician Networking
    Nobilis Health Corporation
    11700 Katy Fwy Ste 300
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