of Health Law Fundamentals November 12-14, 2014

Fundamentals
of Health Law
November 12-14, 2014 n Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile n Chicago, IL
Planning Committee:
Asha B. Scielzo, Program Chair
Michael E. Paulhus
Robert A. Pelaia
Cori C. Turner
AMERICAN HEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Program Agenda
Program Goals:
.. Gain an understanding of laws
and regulations for the health law
industry including Stark and AntiKickback, False Claims Act, Antitrust,
Tax and HIPAA
.. Increase knowledge of the legal
challenges faced by hospitals,
physicians, long term care providers
and managed care organizations
.. Learn about the impact of the
health reform law on the health care
industry
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
11:30 am-5:30 pm
Registration and Information
General Session
12:30-12:45 pm
Welcome and Introduction
Lois Cornell, AHLA President-Elect
Asha B. Scielzo, Program Chair
12:45-1:45 pm
Overview of Health Care Landscape
Ann M. Bittinger
.. Major areas of health law practice
.. Various types of clients/providers, payers, and
other players in the health care industry
.. Key health care policies and regulations to set
the stage for the remaining conference sessions
.. Top legal issues impacting health care and the
health care industry
.. Practical tips and AHLA resources to help you
navigate the complex and ever-changing health
care landscape
1:45-2:00 pm
Break
2:00-3:15 pm
Fundamentals of Medicare Parts A-B
Regan E. Tankersley
.. Brief history and structure of the Medicare
Program
.. Breakdown of Parts A and B coverage, reimbursement and appeals
.. Role of CMS contractors
.. References and resources for Part A and B guidance
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3:15-4:15 pm
Fundamentals of Medicare Parts C-D
Thomas R. Barker
.. History and structure of Medicare Managed Care
and Prescription Drug Plan benefit
.. Breakdown of Parts C and D coverage, reimbursement, and appeals
.. Current hot legal issues in Medicare Advantage
and Part D
.. Affordable Care Act changes to Parts C and D
.. References and resources for Parts C and D issues
4:15-4:30 pm
Break
4:30-5:30 pm
Fundamentals of Medicaid
Craig H. Smith
.. History and evolution of Medicaid
.. Medicaid eligibility and covered benefits
.. Fee-for-service, managed care, and other
delivery systems
.. Program integrity/fraud and abuse enforcement
.. The future of Medicaid under the Affordable Care
Act
5:30-6:30 pm
Meet, Mingle, and Meet a Mentor Networking
Reception
Sponsored by AHLA’s Mentoring Committee
The more you mingle, the more chances you
have of winning! We all loved the classic game of
BINGO when we were younger, so why not use it
as a fun way to network with others? During this
one-hour interactive reception, we encourage you
to meet as many folks as you can. When you do,
you have a better chance of filling out your card
and winning a prize, not to mention that you’ll
meet terrific people in the process. In addition
to Bingo, we will have a continuous Twitter feed
where attendees can tweet to a designated
hashtag and view those tweets in real time.
Twitter selfies are encouraged! If Twitter is not
your thing, but you’ve always dreamed of seeing
yourself on camera, we will have a video camera
set up so you can come over and share why you
are an AHLA member, what you like about the
Mentoring Program (don’t forget to grab your
mentor or mentee), and anything else you want
to talk about on camera. Attendees, faculty, and
registered spouses and guests welcome.
6:30-7:30 pm
Diversity+Inclusion Reception
Sponsored by AHLA’s Diversity+Inclusion Council
Plan to attend the Diversity+Inclusion Reception.
Celebrate, connect with one another, learn what
AHLA is doing to integrate diversity throughout
the Association, share, learn, network, and enjoy
together. All are welcome.
RSVP on the registration form on page 11.
Program Agenda
8:00 pm
Young Professionals Networking Dinner
Calling all young professionals! Members of the
Mentoring Committee, Young Professionals Council, and Women’s Leadership Council are hosting
groups for dinner together at area restaurants.
Dinner will be on your own dime, but the time
spent with your colleagues and AHLA leaders will
be priceless. RSVP on the registration form on
page 11.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 am-5:45 pm
Registration and Information
7:00-8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Attendees, faculty, and registered spouses and
guests welcome.
7:00-7:50 am
Breakfast Panel Discussion: Mentoring Tips,
Tools, and Takeaways
Sponsored by the Mentoring Committee, Young
Professionals Council, and Women’s Leadership
Council
Ethan Rii (Moderator)
Wendy Rubas
Tracy Carlson Ivers
Michael Schaff
Join us for breakfast and hear a panel of experts
share what they have learned about mentoring.
Panelists will discuss best practices, provide
advice on how to make the most of a meaningful mentor/mentee relationship, and explain
some of the pitfalls that lead to an unsuccessful
relationship. During this panel you will learn how
mentoring needs evolve over time, through different phases of one’s career. Prior to and after
the panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to speak with members of the Mentoring
Committee. There will be time to network with
one another and to learn how you can best use
mentoring to develop your health law career.
Attendees and faculty welcome.
General Session
8:00-9:30 am
Fundamentals of the Stark Law and AntiKickback Statute
Asha B. Scielzo
.. Elements of the Federal Stark Law prohibition
.. The Stark Law statutory and regulatory exceptions, CMS guidance, and the CMS self-referral
disclosure protocol
.. Elements of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute
prohibition
.. The Anti-Kickback Statute statutory exceptions,
regulatory safe harbors, OIG guidance, and the
OIG voluntary self-disclosure protocol
.. Comparison of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback
Statute
9:30-9:45 am
Break
9:45-11:15 am
The False Claims Act: A Powerful Enforcement
Tool
Michael E. Paulhus
.. Civil False Claims Act practice
.. Health care–specific theories of FCA liability
.. Nuts and bolts of defending FCA cases
.. Collateral issues (CIAs, exclusion, personal
exposure)
11:15-11:30 am
Break
Concurrent Sessions
11:30 am-12:30 pm
A.Health Reform–A Legal, Regulatory, and Policy
Update
Julie A. Barnes
B.Issue Spotting in Health Care Transactions
Melesa A. Freerks
Jennifer Wooten Ierardi
.. Business and legal issues that arise in health
care transactions and the regulatory environment
surrounding such transactions
.. Various business relationships with health care
entities, the nuts and bolts of health care mergers and acquisitions, and fraud and abuse issues
.. Knowledge, sample contract language, and tips
for issue spotting in health care transactions using real-life examples
C.Managed Care Nuts and Bolts
Lois Cornell
.. The regulatory maze
.. Contracts, risks, and challenges for managed
care plans
.. Managed care under health reform
12:30-2:00 pm
Lunch on your own or attend networking
and presentation luncheon:
How to Develop a Successful Health Law Career
Cori C. Turner (Moderator)
Dawn R. Crumel
Robert R. Niccolini
Asha B. Scielzo
Additional fee, limited attendance, pre-registration required; see page 11.
A panel of health lawyers representing a variety
of practice settings will discuss highlights of
their personal health law career development.
What worked for them? What did not? How did
they get where they are? What would they do
differently? Join the panel discussion and start
thinking about:
.. What kind of health lawyer do you want to be?
.. Getting involved with your employer, in your
community and in your industry
.. Becoming the expert and how to make a name
for yourself
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Program Agenda
.. The importance of “lawyer friends”–insight,
collegiality and referrals
.. Lessons learned (sometimes the hard way)
2:15-3:15 pm
D. Introduction to Medical Coding for Lawyers
(not repeated)
Robert A. Pelaia
.. The basics of procedural (CPT) coding including
.. Evaluation & Management (E&M) coding
.. General review of diagnosis (ICD-9 and ICD-10)
coding
.. How to use the CPT & ICD coding manuals
.. OIG-suggested coding best practices
E. Tax Exemption and Tax Issues
Linda Sauser Moroney
.. The basics of tax-exempt status for health care
organizations
.. Public charity versus private foundation classification
.. Unrelated business income taxation
.. Excess benefit transactions and intermediate
sanctions
.. Impact of PPACA on tax-exempt hospitals
.. Interacting with the IRS via applications, annual
formation returns, and examinations
F. Life Cycle of a Physician-Practice
Kim Harvey Looney
Michael F. Schaff
.. General considerations
– Who is your client?
– Who can employ a physician?
.. Basic issues in employment contracts: How do
you know what should (and should not) be in
your contracts?
.. What does the physician need to know about
becoming an owner in a medical practice?
.. What happens when a physician chooses to retire?
.. What if the physician/group wants to sell the
practice? .. What restrictions can you have post termination
for physician employment? .. Is bigger better: Physician practice mergers
.. What do you need to know about physicianhospital integration and the various models in a
brave new health care world?
3:30-4:30 pm
G.Introduction to Long Term Care, Home Health,
and Hospice Law (not repeated)
Erin Atkins
Errin Simpkins
.. The defining characteristics of these providers,
the range of services these entities provide, and
generally what populations they serve
.. Reimbursement basics: How Medicare and
Medicaid cover and pay for nursing home, home
health, and hospice care
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.. Unique operational challenges faced by these
providers:
– Staffing, care coordination, and quality challenges
– Patients living longer, hospitals discharging
patients with complex care needs, nursing facilities treating far more seriously ill patients (often
with multiple co-morbidities)
– The panoply of documentation requirements for
home health agencies and hospices to substantiate the medical necessity of their services – Maintaining compliance with state licensure and
conditions of participation requirements .. Fraud and abuse and issue spotting for the
new health care attorney: Effective compliance
programs, significant enforcement actions, and
hidden minefields
.. Challenges and opportunities for nursing homes,
home health agencies, and hospices with the
implementation of the Affordable Care Act
H. Antitrust Issues
David Marx, Jr.
.. An introduction to the antitrust laws
.. Identification of the major antitrust issues that
are likely to affect participants in the health care
field
.. The basic analytic framework used to evaluate
the legal ramifications of those antitrust issues
.. Advice about how participants in the health care
field can avoid questionable conduct
.. A few current “hot antitrust topics” affecting the
health care field
.. The “Top 10 Antitrust Takeaways”
C. Managed Care Nuts and Bolts (repeat)
4:45-5:45 pm
J. How Many Shades of Grey? Legal Ethics for
the Lawyer New to Health Law (not repeated)
Dawn R. Crumel
Philip L. Pomerance
Lawyers new to the health care field face some significant professional responsibility challenges. One
is the need to get familiar quickly with a complex,
rapidly changing regulatory environment in order to
competently advise clients. The other is that much
of what those clients want to do may arguably be
high risk. While experienced lawyers practicing in
other fields may have experience with these ethical
issues, the highly regulated climate of health law
requires that even the “greenest” of health care
lawyers be sensitive to these ethical challenges. This
session will explore key legal ethics issues for new
health care lawyers, including:
.. Basic ethical duties: Diligence, competence and
confidentiality
.. Who is your client? Who is not? Interacting appropriately with both
Program Agenda
.. Swimming comfortably in the grey: Advising clients
when the law is not clear
.. Who has the final authority? What to take “up the
ladder”–and when
.. Out of the grey and into the white: When do you
have to resign an engagement and what are your
obligations upon resignation?
.. Reconciling facts, law and what the client is trying
to achieve
Friday, November 14, 2014
K. Introduction to Health Care Contracting:
Issue Spotting and Regulatory Considerations
Cori C. Turner
.. New health care attorneys to business and legal
issues related to health care contracting
.. The nuances of health care contracting as compared to other industries
.. Specific types of contracts routinely encountered
in the health care industry
.. Provide sample contract provisions and explanation of regulatory requirements
General Session
8:00-9:15 am
Corporate Compliance and Corporate
Governance
Kimberly A. Lansford
.. Navigating the compliance landscape
.. The elements of an effective corporate compliance
program
.. Good corporate governance
.. The intersection of compliance and governance
L. Fundamentals of Hospital Medical Staff Issues:
Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Collaboration
Michael R. Callahan
.. The medical staff’s relationship to the hospital
.. The function and overview of Medical Staff Bylaws,
rules and regulations, and policies
.. Laws and accreditation standards that apply to
the medical staff including Medicare Conditions of
Participation, HCQIA, Data Bank, and confidentiality
statutes
.. Peer review investigations, remedial action, hearings, and litigation
.. Impact of health care reform and industry changes
on the medical staff/hospital relations including physician employment, ACOs, and economic
credentialing
5:45-6:45 pm
The “Fun”-damentals of the Card Swap
Networking Reception
Sponsored by AHLA’s Mentoring Committee
Networking is fun. Your mission? Meet 10 new
people in the room and give them your business
card. We will have prizes for attendees who collect
the most! Everyone is here to meet new people,
network, and expand their reach. Come, meet your
colleagues, make new friends, and learn about the
‘fun’damentals of the card swap. It will be the easiest challenge you’ve ever met. Attendees, faculty,
and registered spouses and guests welcome.
7:00 pm
Young Professionals Networking Dinner
Calling all young professionals! Members of the
Mentoring Committee, Young Professionals Council, and Women’s Leadership Council are hosting
groups for dinner together at area restaurants.
Dinner will be on your own dime, but the time
spent with your colleagues and AHLA leaders will
be priceless. RSVP on the registration form.
7:00 am-3:30 pm
Registration and Information
7:00-8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Attendees, faculty, and registered spouses and
guests welcome.
9:15-10:25 am
Privacy and Security of Protected Health
Information
Marilyn Lamar
Jerome B. Meites
.. HIPAA Privacy Rule
.. HIPAA Security Rule
.. HIPAA breach notification requirements
.. State breach notification laws and privacy laws not
pre-empted by HIPAA
.. Office of Civil Rights HIPAA enforcement and audits
10:25-10:45 am
Break
Concurrent Sessions
10:45-11:45 am
M. What Every Health Care Lawyer Needs to Know
about Labor and Employment Law (not repeated)
Robert R. Niccolini
.. The employment-at-will doctrine and wrongful
discharge
.. Key employment laws, including Title VII, the ADA
and the FMLA
.. An introduction to traditional labor law in health care
.. Wage and hour compliance and class action litigation among health care employers .. Performance management and reducing the risk of
labor and employment law liability
F. Life Cycle of a Physician-Practice (repeat)
H. Antitrust Issues (repeat)
11:45 am-1:00 pm
Lunch on your own or attend the networking
and presentation luncheon:
How to do Health Law Research
Anthony H. Choe, Dinetia M. Newman
Additional fee, limited attendance, preregistration required; see page 11.
.. Tips on analyzing a research topic and preparing a
research plan
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.. Key sources for thorough research
.. Suggestions for researching regulatory questions
.. Real-life examples of research plan and implementation strategies
1:15-2:15 pm
N. L egal Ethics: Health Care Consent, Patient
Autonomy, and Surrogate Decision-Makers
(not repeated)
Jeffrey King
.. Federal and state law governing patient autonomy, surrogate decision-makers, and health
care consent
.. Legal, medical and ethical implications of health
care decision-making standards, and how to apply each of the standards to actual cases
.. Potential conflicts of interest involved in advising and representing health care clients about
consent issues
.. Interesting and challenging cases which illustrate
the principles of autonomy, surrogate decisionmakers and health care consent
A. Health Reform–A Legal, Regulatory, and Policy
Update (repeat)
B. Issue Spotting in Health Care Transactions
(repeat)
2:30-3:30 pm
E. Tax Exemption and Tax Issues (repeat)
K. Introduction to Health Care Contracting:
Issue Spotting and Regulatory Considerations
(repeat)
L. Fundamentals of Hospital Medical Staff
Issues: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing
Collaboration (repeat)
Adjournment
Mentoring Program
Making Connections that Matter
AHLA
Create your Mentorship Profile. Find a Mentor. Become a Mentor. Share your experience
and knowledge of the Association. Pay it forward.
Tracy Carlson Ivers, JD, CHC, CPC
Legal and Compliance Analyst
Masonicare Corporation
Wallingford, CT
My involvement in the AHLA Mentoring Program has been extremely rewarding. My mentor,
Michael Schaff, has been a wonderful advocate on my behalf. He has taken the initiative to
introduce me to AHLA leadership. He has provided guidance, oversight, and encouraged me to
submit my first professional article for publication. He has included me as a panelist on speaking
engagements too. I have watched Michael mentor and assist many, many other AHLA members,
regardless of their gender. He genuinely enjoys helping his colleagues and is a real role model in
this Program. I am very grateful to be a part of AHLA’s Mentoring Program.
Michael F. Schaff
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA
Woodbridge, NJ
Meet Michael and Tracy at the Fundamentals Program
Go to www.healthlawyers.org/mentoring
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Program Faculty
Planning Committee
Asha B. Scielzo
Program Chair
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
LLP
Washington, DC
Michael E. Paulhus
King & Spalding LLP
Atlanta, GA
Robert A. Pelaia
Senior University Counsel
University of Florida
Jacksonville, FL
Cori C. Turner
Husch Blackwell LLP
Kansas City, MO
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Erin Atkins
Reed Smith LLP
Washington, DC
Thomas R. Barker
Foley Hoag LLP
Washington, DC
Julie A. Barnes
Health Reform Consultant
Falls Church, VA
Ann M. Bittinger
The Bittinger Law Firm
Jacksonville, FL
Michael R. Callahan
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chicago, IL
Anthony H. Choe
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, DC
Lois Cornell
Chief Administrative Officer,
General Counsel
Tufts Health Plan
Watertown, MA
Jerome B. Meites
Office of the General Counsel
Department of Health and Human
Services
Chicago, IL
Dawn R. Crumel
Shipman & Goodwin
Washington, DC
Linda Sauser Moroney
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Milwaukee, WI
Melesa A. Freerks
Foley & Lardner LLP
Chicago, IL
Dinetia M. Newman
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jackson, MS
Jennifer Wooten Ierardi
Director, Corporate Governance
and Compliance, Chief Integrity
Executive
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Robert R. Niccolini
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak &
Stewart PC
Washington, DC
Jeffrey King
Vice President and General Counsel
University of Arizona Health
Network
Tucson, AZ
Marilyn Lamar
Liss & Lamar PC
Oak Brook, IL
Kimberly A. Lansford
Chief Compliance Officer
Shriners Hospitals for Children
International Headquarters
Tampa, FL
Kim Harvey Looney
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
Nashville, TN
Philip L. Pomerance
COO and General Counsel
Best Practices Inpatient Care, Inc.
Long Grove, IL
Michael F. Schaff
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA
Woodbridge, NJ
Errin Simpkins
Senior Corporate Counsel
Omnicare, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
Craig H. Smith
Hogan Lovells LLP
Miami, FL
Regan E. Tankersley
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman
PC
Indianapolis, IN
David Marx, Jr.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Chicago, IL
Attention All Young Professionals!
Are you attending this year’s Fundamentals
of Health Law program in Chicago? If so,
we’d love to see you at AHLA’s Resource
Center, where you can learn how to become
more involved with AHLA by writing for
one of our many publications, speaking
at an upcoming Brown Bag, participating
in discussion lists, or volunteering for a
number of other projects.
We are also hosting Young Professionals
networking dinners on November 12 and 13.
While everyone pays for their own meal, you
will have the opportunity to meet and mingle
with others in a collegial setting. RSVP for
either or both dinners on your registration
form today!
See you in Chicago!
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Program at a Glance
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
11:30 am5:30 pm
Registration and Information
12:3012:45 pm
Welcome and Introduction
Cornell, Scielzo
12:451:45 pm
Overview of Health Care Landscape
Bittinger
1:452:00 pm
Break
2:003:15 pm
Fundamentals of Medicare Parts A-B
Tankersley
3:154:15 pm
Fundamentals of Medicare Parts C-D
Barker
4:154:30 pm
Break
4:305:30 pm
Fundamentals of Medicaid
Smith
5:306:30 pm
Meet, Mingle, and Meet a Mentor Networking Reception
Sponsored by AHLA’s Mentoring Committee
(attendees, faculty, and registered spouses and guests welcome)
6:307:30 pm
Diversity+Inclusion Reception
Sponsored by AHLA’s Diversity+Inclusion Council
(RSVP on the registration form on page 11)
8:00 pm
Young Professionals Networking Dinner
(RSVP on the registration form on page 11)
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 am5:45 pm
Registration and Information
7:008:00 am
Continental Breakfast
(attendees, faculty, and registered spouses and guests welcome)
7:007:50 am
Breakfast Panel Discussion: Mentoring Tips, Tools, and Takeaways,
Sponsored by the Mentoring Committee, Young Professionals Council, and Women’s
Leadership Council
(attendees and faculty welcome)
8:009:30 am
Fundamentals of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute
Scielzo
9:309:45 am
Break
9:4511:15 am
The False Claims Act: A Powerful Enforcement Tool
Paulhus
11:1511:30 am
Break
11:30 am12:30 pm
12:302:00 pm
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A. Health Reform–A Legal,
Regulatory, and Policy
Update
Barnes
B. Issue Spotting in Health
Care Transactions
C. Managed Care Nuts and
Bolts
Freerks, Wooten Ierardi
Cornell
Lunch on your own or attend the networking and presentation luncheon:
Tips for Developing a Successful Health Law Career
Turner (Moderator), Crumel, Niccolini, Scielzo
(additional fee, limited attendance, pre-registration required; see page 11)
Program at a Glance
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (continued)
2:153:15 pm
3:304:30 pm
4:455:45 pm
D. Introduction to Medical
Coding for Lawyers
(not repeated)
Pelaia
E. Tax Exemption and Tax
Issues
F. Life Cycle of a PhysicianPractice
Moroney
Looney, Schaff
G. Introduction to Long Term
Care, Home Health, and
Hospice Law
(not repeated)
Atkins, Simpkins
H. Antitrust Issues
C. Managed Care Nuts and
Bolts
(repeat)
Marx
Cornell
J. How Many Shades of
Grey? Legal Ethics for
the Lawyer New to Health
Law (not repeated)
K. Introduction to Health
Care Contracting: Issue
Spotting and Regulatory
Considerations
L. Fundamentals of Hospital
Medical Staff Issues:
Minimizing Risk and
Maximizing Collaboration
Crumel, Pomerance
Turner
Callahan
5:456:45 pm
The “Fun”-damentals of the Card Swap Networking Reception
Sponsored by AHLA’s Mentoring Committee
(attendees, faculty, and registered spouses and guests welcome)
7:00 pm
Young Professionals Networking Dinner
(RSVP on the registration form on page 11)
Friday, November 14, 2014
7:00 am3:30 pm
Registration and Information
7:008:00 am
Continental Breakfast
(attendees, faculty, and registered spouses and guests welcome)
8:009:15 am
Corporate Compliance and Corporate Governance
Lansford
9:1510:25 am
Privacy and Security of Protected Health Information
Lamar, Meites
10:2510:45 am
Break
10:4511:45 am
11:45 am1:00 pm
1:152:15 pm
2:303:30 pm
M. What Every Health
Care Lawyer Needs to
Know about Labor and
Employment Law
(not repeated)
Niccolini
F. Life Cycle of a PhysicianPractice
(repeat)
H. Antitrust Issues
(repeat)
Looney, Schaff
Marx
Lunch on your own or attend the networking and presentation luncheon:
How to do Health Law Research
Choe, Newman
(additional fee, limited attendance, pre-registration required; see page 11)
N. Legal Ethics: Health Care
Consent, Patient Autonomy,
and Surrogate DecisionMakers
(not repeated)
King
A. Health Reform–A Legal,
Regulatory, and Policy
Update
(repeat)
B. Issue Spotting in Health
Care Transactions
(repeat)
Barnes
Freerks, Wooten Ierardi
E. Tax Exemption and Tax
Issues
(repeat)
K. Introduction to Health
Care Contracting: Issue
Spotting and Regulatory
Considerations
(repeat)
Turner
L. Fundamentals of Hospital
Medical Staff Issues:
Minimizing Risk and
Maximizing Collaboration
(repeat)
Callahan
Moroney
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Program Information
Dates: November 12-14, 2014
Place:
Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 836-0100
Reservations: (877) 303-0104
Registration Fees:
Postmarked and paid by October 27, 2014
$725 For the first AHLA Member
$650 Group Second Member Same Firm/Company
$625 Group 3 or more Members Same Firm/Company
$950 Non-Members
Postmarked and paid between October 28 and
November 6, 2014*
$850 For first AHLA Member
$775 Group Second Member Same Firm/Company
$625 Group 3 or more Members Same Firm/Company
$1075 Non-Member
* Registration fees increase $100 after this date.
If you have indicated an incorrect amount due to errors
in addition or not being eligible for a specific rate, AHLA
will charge the correct amount to the credit card you
have supplied.
Discounted Registration Fees: Government employees,
in-house counsel, academicians, solo practitioners, and
students: please use the registration form on page 11 or
call (202) 833-1100, prompt #2 for special discounted
registration fees.
A discounted rate is also available for paralegals. For
non-members, the paralegal rate includes one year of
electronic membership.
Spouse/Guest Fee: For an additional $30 spouses and
adult guests can register to attend the receptions on
Wednesday and Thursday evenings and the breakfasts
on Thursday and Friday mornings. Please sign up on
the registration form. (Children are wel­come to attend
these events at no additional charge.)
Continuing Education: Participants will be given
continuing education forms at the program. Forms
must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to
receive credit. AHLA is an approved sponsor of
continuing legal education credits in most states. This
seminar will be worth approximately 16.6 continuing
education credits (including up to 2.0 ethics credit)
based on a 60-minute hour and 20.0 credits (including
up to 2.4 ethics credits) based on a 50-minute hour.
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 372192417. Website: www.nasba.org. This seminar will be
worth approximately 20.0 CPE credits.
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This program is designed to be an introduction to health
law. There are no prerequisites or advance preparations
required to register for this group live program.
Hotel Reservations: Hotel accommodations are not
included in the registration fee. For Reservations at
the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile, please call
(877) 303-0104. If calling, please indicate that you are
attending the AHLA program. Rooms at the group rate
of $249 for single or double occupancy are under the
AHLA; limited and may sell out prior to the October 22,
2014 cutoff date.
Membership: Dues are $200 for those admitted to the
Bar/graduated from college within the last four years;
$320 for those admitted/graduated between four
and seven years ago; and $365 for those admitted/
graduated eight or more years ago. Dues are $100 for
government employees and full-time academicians;
$100 for public interest professionals and $25 for
full-time law school students. Include the applicable
membership fee with your registration form and
take advantage of the program registration fee for
members.
Cancellations/Substitutions: Cancellations must
be received in writing no later than November 5,
2014. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations
received after this date. Registration fees, less a $125
administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4
weeks following the program. If you wish to send a
substitute or need more information regarding refund,
complaint and program cancellation policies, please
call the Member Service Center at (202) 833-1100,
prompt #5. Please note that registration fees are based
on the AHLA membership status of the individual who
actually attends the program.
Special Needs: If you have needs requiring special
assistance or accommodations, including special
dietary needs, or have questions about accessibility
issues at the program, contact our special needs
coordinator, Valerie Eshleman at (202) 833-0784 or
[email protected]
Travel: Association Travel Concepts (ATC) has
negotiated discounts with United, American, Delta,
Hertz, Dollar, and Enterprise Rental Car to bring you
special airfares and car rental rates lower than those
available to the public. Discounts of 5-15% apply to
travel on November 8-17, 2014. Some restrictions may
apply and a service fee may apply. ATC will also search
for the lowest available fare on any airline.
ASSOCIATION TRAVEL CONCEPTS
1-800-458-9383
email: [email protected]
www.atcmeetings.com
(follow the Member Travel links)
Fax: (858) 362-3153
ATC is available for reservations from 8:30 am until
8:00 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.
Fundamentals of Health Law Registration Form
To register: Remit payment and completed registration form by mail to the American Health Lawyers Association
• P.O. Box 79340 • Baltimore, MD 21279-0340 or fax with credit card information to (202) 775-2482. To register
by phone call (202) 833-1100, prompt #2. If any program is over-subscribed, only AHLA members will be placed
on a waiting list. On-site registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis only.
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Early Registration Fees (faxed/postmarked and paid on or before October 27, 2014):
AHLA Members: N $725
Non-Members: N $950
Printed Course
Materials
Second AHLA member registering from same organization at same time on the same
check or credit card payment: N $650
N $ 625 per person when three or more AHLA members from the same organization
register at the same time
Registration Fees (faxed/postmarked and paid between October 28 and November 6, 2014):
AHLA Members: N $850
Non-Members: N $1075
Second AHLA member registering from same organization at same time on the same
check or credit card payment: N $775
N $ 625 per person when three or more AHLA members from the same organization
register at the same time
All attendees will receive
an electronic version of
the full set of course materials for the program.
If you would like to purchase a binder, please
indicate that below:
I am registering for
the Fundamentals
Program and would
like to purchase the
binder for $45
Discounts
In-House Counsel/Solo Practioner: N $100 off applicable rate
Paralegal Registration: N $425 Members N $475 Non-Members (includes one year of e-membership)
Government/Academician: N $435 Members N $510 Non-Members
I will require: N audio N visual
N mobility N other assistance___________________________________
N I have special dietary needs______________________________________________________________
N I plan to attend the Diversity+Inclusion Reception, Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-7:30 pm
N I would like to attend the Young Professional Networking Dinner:
______ Wednesday November 12, 2014
______ Thursday November 13, 2014
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Please fill in applicable amount: (Sorry! Registrations cannot be processed unless accompanied by payment.)
$______________ Registration Fee
$______________ Printed Course Materials ($45)
$______________ Tips for Developing a Successful Health Law Career Luncheon (Thursday, November 13; $45)
$______________ How to do Health Law Research Luncheon (Friday, November 14; $45)
$______________ Spouse/Guest Fee ($30)
$______________ Membership Dues (Date admitted to the bar/graduated: N
N / N N / N N)
$______________ Total Enclosed
N Check enclosed (Make checks payable to American Health Lawyers Association)
Bill my credit card: N Á N Ò N Å N ¸ N Diners Club
Number: ________________________________________________ Exp. Date: N
N/NN
Name of Cardholder:______________________________________________________________________
Signature of Cardholder:____________________________________________________________________
ZIP Code of Cardholder’s Billing Address ________________________________________________________
Please Note: Should your credit card total be miscalculated, AHLA will charge your credit card for the correct
amount. Discounts cannot be combined. To receive a refund of the registration fee paid minus $125, cancellation
notice must be received in writing by November 5, 2014.
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For updates and to register, go to
www.healthlawyers.org/programs
November 12-14, 2014 n Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile n Chicago, IL
Fundamentals
of Health Law
1620 Eye Street, NW
6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-4010
Permit No. 4841
Suburban, MD
U.S. Postage Paid
First-Class Mail
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