Topical Communities

Topical Communities encourage groups of members to connect with one another on topics that interest them most. The main Topical Communities are aligned with the Preference Center and how AHLA tags all our substantive health law content. This will allow us to deliver more focused and tailored content within the below communities, while fostering more meaningful conversations around the 16 subject matter areas of health law.

When posting, look for discussion tagging which will aid in the delivery and searchability within each community, so others can more quickly browse your posts by topics of interest.

16 total

Antitrust Topical Community  

The purpose of this community is to provide a forum for discussion of antitrust issues within the health care environment. Issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to, public and private enforcement initiatives and policies relating to network formation and operation, mergers, joint provider negotiations with payers, exclusionary practices and exemptions.

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  last person joined 12 seconds ago

Dispute Resolution Topical Community  

This community is for the discussion of issues related to dispute resolution, including FAA, long term care admission agreements, and unconscionability/enforceability.

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  last person joined 11 seconds ago

Fraud and Abuse Topical Community  

This community is for discussion related to information about fraud and abuse, including Anti-Kickback Statute, corporate integrity agreements, criminal law, deferred prosecution agreements, enforcement, False Claims Act, fee-splitting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, overpayments and disclosures, penalties and exclusions, punitive damages, Stark Law, state fraud statutes, whistleblowers, and worthless services.

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  last person joined 8 seconds ago

Governance Topical Community  

This community provides a forum for discussion of the broad range of governance issues affecting health care organizations and their counsel, including conflict of interests, corporate responsibility doctrine, directors/officers, ethics, liability, and Sarbanes-Oxley.

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  last person joined 8 seconds ago

Government Reimbursement Topical Community  

This community is designed to allow subscribers to share information and discuss issues related to reimbursement and coverage, including Medicare and other government payor laws, regulations, and instructions, as well as issues related to health care organizational accreditation such as JCAHO and other accrediting entity standards.

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  last person joined 8 seconds ago

Health Care Delivery Models Topical Community  

This community is for the discussion of health care delivery models, including accreditation, ACOs, Certificate of Need (CON), coordinated care models, Corporate Practice Doctrine, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), integrated delivery systems, licensure, medical homes, and retail clinics.

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  last person joined 8 seconds ago

Health Care Finance and Transactions Topical Community  

This community is designed to allow subscribers engaged in health care transactions to connect with each other about substantive questions and items of interest and to better connect with each other outside of AHLA’s in-person events and networking opportunities. Typical topics that might be addressed in this community include mergers and acquisitions, affiliations, member substitutions, private equity involvement in health care, venture capital involvement in health care, emerging companies, the Corporate Practice of Medicine doctrine, appraisal and valuation issues, and the like.

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  last person joined 8 seconds ago

Health Information Topical Community  

The purpose of this community is to provide a forum for the discussion of health information and technology issues including those involving the development, acquisition and operation of health information systems and networks, electronic medical records, telemedicine, electronic prescribing, Internet, intranet, extranet, virtual private network, and other Internet and email communications, health care websites, extensible markup language (XML) and other webpage creation features, health care data and data mining, encryption and public key infrastructure (PKI), privacy, confidentiality, security, electronic data interchange and HIPAA regulations, health care electronic commerce and electronic signatures including the eSign Law, and other computer technology-related issues affecting and affected by health care.

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  last person joined 8 seconds ago

Health Insurance Topical Community  

This community is for discussion related to issues of operation and regulation of health maintenance organizations, managed care payers, and employee health benefit plans, including related liability, health insurance, and payment issues.

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  last person joined 9 seconds ago

Health Policy and Administration Topical Community  

This community focuses on proposed and enacted comprehensive health care reform initiatives at the state and federal levels.

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  last person joined 11 seconds ago

Labor and Employment Topical Community  

This community is for the discussion of employment law issues related to health care employers. It is designed for use by health care lawyers, both inside and outside counsel, as well as health care executives. Questions and discussions may cover any employment law topic including employment litigation, human resources, and traditional labor relations.

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  last person joined 11 seconds ago

Life Sciences Topical Community  

This community provides a forum for discussion of issues such as food and drug law regulation, third-party payment and reimbursement (e.g., coverage, coding and payment methodologies for products), fraud and abuse, government contracts, products liability, intellectual property, clinical trials, and research.

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  last person joined 9 seconds ago

Long Term Care Topical Community  

This community provides a forum for the discussion of issues pertaining to the entire spectrum of long term care. It includes issues relating to both the regulation and operation of all types of long term care facilities.

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  last person joined 11 seconds ago

Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Topical Community  

This community provides a forum for discussion among attorneys who represent the individual health care professional, the collective medical or professional staff, and/or the health care entity with issues concerning the organization and operations of medical and professional staffs in health care entities and organizations, including but not limited to: the medical staff bylaws and rules; performance of medical staff responsibilities; appointments and credentialing; dealing with disruptive or impaired health care professionals; conducting peer review and quality assurance; taking corrective action; providing fair hearings for medical and allied health professional staffs; peer review communications and records confidentiality; National Practitioner Data Bank querying and reporting; peer review immunities; compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements pertaining to medical staff organizations, and litigation that arises out of these activities.

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  last person joined 8 seconds ago

Patient Care Liability and Litigation Topical Community  

This community is devoted to discussing issues encountered in liability and litigation. Discovery, privilege, legal precedents, and recent cases are all part of the topics to be discussed.

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  last person joined 11 seconds ago

Tax and Nonprofit Topical Community  

This community is for discussion related to tax as well as corporate and charitable trust issues affecting both tax-exempt and taxable health care and health-related organizations. The discussion includes IRS interpretive guidance, regulatory and legislative developments, attorney general opinions, agency reports, court decisions, and experiences on the audit trail.

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  last person joined 10 seconds ago