Program Schedule

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Program Schedule

The program will include keynote addresses by two fascinating leaders in the health industry, both of whom will speak on potential reforms to the health care system: Marty Makary, MD, is a health policy expert, surgeon, and Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University; Amitabh Chandra, PhD, is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and director of health policy research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The always popular “Year in Review” will provide attendees with the highlights of all areas of health law from the last year.

More than 35 breakout sessions will allow attendees to take a deeper dive into areas that interest them most. Sessions will focus on transactional issues, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, tax, privacy and security, antitrust, fraud and compliance, labor and employment, and legal ethics.

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See Session by Topic for full descriptions on each session. 


         
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Pre-Conference Event
(All times are Eastern)
                                                                                          
6:00-7:00 pm EDT | Virtual Totebag
 
Visit AHLA's Virtual Resource Center

Visit our resource center to see what Publications we have for sale, meet some of our authors, and download some of our free resources. 
  Learn the Virtual Platform

Take a tour of the platform, make sure you can log in, review the agenda, ask questions, and set yourself up for Monday morning. 
 
Zoom Lesson

Throughout the virtual program, we will be using Zoom for our social events. If you are unfamiliar with how to use it, plan to join us for a quick tour. We'll also have some fun Virtual Backgrounds available to download and cocktail recipe ideas for Monday and Tuesday's Happy Hours. 
  Group Chat

Want to catch up with friends and colleagues? Come and relax, hang out, and participate in our group chat! Say hi, see who is attending, and let everyone know where you are participating from.  
 
 

         
Monday, June 29, 2020
(All times are Eastern)
                                                                                          
9:00-10:00 am EDT | Exercise Classes
 
Yoga or Mat Pilates/Stretch Class
Start your morning off with one of our exercise classes. We are offering a virtual Yoga class and a virtual Mat Pilates Stretch class to get our participates moving! Pre-registration is required. All levels are welcome. Links to Zoom classes will be sent out to participants prior to the classes.
 
11:00-11:15 am EDT | General Session
 
Welcome and State of the Association
Robert R. Niccolini, AHLA President
David S. Cade, Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer

 
11:15 am-1:30 pm EDT | General Session
 
1. Year In Review
Robert G. Homchick, Kristen B. Rosati, Jack S. Schroder, Jr

 
1:45-2:45 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
 
2. The Federal Health Policy Agenda in the Age of Coronavirus and the Presidential Election: A Look Ahead
E. Zimmerman
 

3. Pharmacy Benefits
T. Carnegie

 
4. Antitrust Hot Water: What Every Health Care Lawyer Should Know About Antitrust Agreements and Monopoly Practices
D. Dahlquist, A. Fischer, R. Powers, C. White
  5. Navigating the Evolving Research Landscape During the Pandemic
C. Hermes, H.S. Schattgen
 
6. 20/20 Vision: Recent Developments in Labor and Employment for the Health Law Professional
A. Kamalanathan, T. Shorter
     
 
3:00-4:00 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
 
7. Navigating Ethical and Compliance Challenges
C. Frazier, J. Harriott
  8. Creating a Hospital Quality and Efficiency Program (HQEP) Success Story: Organizational, Legal and Operational Tales from the Trenches
J. Gordon, K. Ho, A. Malcoun
 
9. HIPAA Security Risk Analysis: Leveraging your Data and Improving Your Practices (Advanced)
Y. Chen, P. Lee, A. Leopard
  10. Health Care Organization Responses to Social Determinants of Health under Current and Proposed Medicare and Medicaid Rules with Case Study
T. Blanchard, S. Kameen
 
 
4:10-4:45 pm EDT
 
Networking Reception

Following the sessions, grab a drink, set up your virtual background, and hop on our Zoom Happy Hour(ish). Relax after a full day of learning and see and talk to your colleagues live! (Pre-registration required)

 

         
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
(All times are Eastern)
 
10:15-10:45 am EDT
 
Coffee and Conversation

Start the day by connecting with your colleagues over coffee (or tea). Virtual Zoom Rooms will be open based on a topic or profession. We will send information to registered participants on the options available when finalized. (Pre-registration required)

 
11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT | General Session
 
11. Keynote Speaker: 

Marty Makary
American surgeon, New York Times bestselling author, and Johns Hopkins health policy expert

Sponsored by FTI Consulting
 
12:15-1:15 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
 
12. The Government, the Lawyer, and the Virus:  Emergency Preparedness and Response During and Following COVID-19
L. Alfredo, Hon. Johnson, A. Trinkoff
  13. Mediation and Arbitration
J. Chalk, M. Selby
 
14. Equal Access for Individuals with Disabilities: Achieving Compliance and Resolving Disputes under the ADA and ACA
T. Morgan, A. Stevens, B. Webster
  15. Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark) Year in Review (Advanced)
J. Kass, C. Martin
 
 
1:30-2:45 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
 
16. Fraud Hot Topics
R. DeConti, A. Mao, R. Salcido 
  17. Steering Complex Health Care Transactions Through State and Federal Antitrust Review   (Advanced)
T. Kennedy, J. Maier, M. Seidman
 
18. Paradigm Shift - New Information Blocking Rule Helps Unlock Patient Data
E. Anthony, M. Lamar, M. Lipinski, P. Markus
  19. Managed Care Compliance and Enforcement–What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You
J. Kelly, J. Nielsen, M. Tinker
 
 
3:00-4:00 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
 
20. Telehealth Update: Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19
J. Harper, K. Wong, E. Yoder
  21. Federally Qualified Health Centers: What is Your Hospital/Health System’s Strategy and How Can You Structure Collaborations with FQHCs Amidst High Regulatory Scrutiny?
J. Adest, J. Allen, A. Boll
 
22. Legal Ethics Tales from the Privilege Crypt?
D. Crumel, T. Presnell
  23. Sponsorship vs. Mentorship and Why You Need Both to Succeed
P. Bathija, A. Cooper, J. Nelson Carney, T. Stechschulte
 
24. An Opportunity for Change: The Opioid Crisis, the Evolving Legal Landscape, and What Lies Ahead
J. Rossman, M. Thomson 
     
 
4:10-4:45 pm EDT
 
Networking Reception

Following the sessions, grab a drink, set up your virtual background, and hop on our Zoom Happy Hour(ish). Relax after a full day of learning and see and talk to your colleagues live! (Pre-registration required)

 

         
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
(All times are Eastern)
 
10:15-10:45 am EDT
 
Coffee and Conversation

Start the day by connecting with your colleagues over coffee (or tea). Virtual Zoom Rooms will be open based on a topic or profession. We will send information to registered participants on the options available when finalized. (Pre-registration required)

 
11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT | General Session
 
25. Keynote Speaker

Amitabh Chandra
Amitabh Chandra is an Indian-American academic and healthcare economist who is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Sponsored by FTI Consulting
 
12:15-1:15 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
 
26. Will the Real Doctor Please Stand Up? 
A. Angell, R. Harrison, V. Toussaint
  27. Cares Act and Patients "PAYiNg"–Surprise Billing, Covid Billing, Cash Payments, and More
J. Herman, C. Wisner

 
28. Tax Overview
M. Fine, G. Griffith
  29. Cannabis: The Past, the Present, the Future regarding Medical and Recreational Cannabis and the Myriad of Issues that Attorneys Should be Aware of from a Legal and Practical Perspective
R. Cheng, L. Gora

 
30. Evolving in the Changing Health Care Environment: Deal Strategies to Collaborate, Survive and Thrive
T. McClary, K. Shepard, R. Wax
     
 
1:30-2:45 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
 
31. ASCs and Surgical Hospitals: Transaction Trends, Key Players, and Compliance (Advanced)
S. Becker, T. Danna, C. Flume

  32. Law, Economics, and Policy of Prescription Drug Pricing
D. Argue, M. Lopez, B. Newman
 
33. Limits on Agency Action by the Department of Health and Human Services: Impact on Providers in 2020 and Beyond
A. Ruskin (Moderator), M. Goldstone, S. Orloff, B. Stimson
  34. The Role of Privacy and Security in the Push to Interoperability: What Counsel to Health Care Providers, Health Plans, and Health IT Companies Need to Know and Do Now
K. Erbes, D. Holtzman, T. Johnson

 
3:00-4:00 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
 
35. Physician Compensation Trifecta: New Regulations, Pestilence, and Survey Data (Advanced)
G. Anderson, C. Hendry, A. Voss

  36. Hindsight is 2020: A Look at Home Health and Hospice in the New Decade
K. Hessler, R. Hold-Weiss
 
37. Behavioral Health Strategies for Rural Hospitals: Engaging Investor and Community Partners to Increase Access to Care and Meet the COVID-19 Challenges
J. Gunville, W. Teague, A. Whites

  38. Unblocking Information–Industry Collaboration on Interoperability Model Contract Terms
A. Chestler, T. Grande, G. Nussbaum
 
39. “Choose Your Friends Wisely” or Face the Consequences Under the New Provider Enrollment Rule
J. Burns, E. Towey, J. Vance