Schedule At A Glance



Schedule At A Glance

The planning committee has finalized the sessions and speakers for the program. The timeline for the program is below. The full agenda and faculty information can be found here. We will offer 37 in-depth sessions covering Part A and B; fraud and abuse, Medicaid, ancillary services, and more. In addition, 6 sessions will be offered on demand, where attendees can watch the presentation on their own time. The difference between the a live session and an on-demand session is the live sessions include an interactive speaker/attendee question and answer chat feature.

Continuing education credits (CLE, CPE, and CCB) are available for the sessions being presented on March 24-26, as well as for any on-demand sessions that you watch. 

Attendees can access program materials, continuing education information, and networking opportunities on the Attendee Website. This site is for attendees only and you must be logged in to access it.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


11:00 am-12:00 noon EDT

1. Plenary Session
Amy Hall, Stuart Portman


12:15-1:15 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions

2. Medicaid Fundamentals
(Session was Pre-Recorded from the Fundamentals of Health Law Program, November 2020)
Caroline L. Farrell, Jeff J. Wurzburg

3. Hot Topics in Fraud and Abuse
Robert Kaufman
Laura F. Laemmle-Weidenfeld, Lisa Re, Alison B. Rousseau


4. The 340B Program: Overview, Compliance, and Looking Ahead
Eva Johnson, Barbara Straub Williams

5. The Road Ahead: What Telehealth Looks Like in 2021 and Beyond Technology Based Services
Jacob Harper, Shira N. Hollander, Catherine Wong, Emily Yoder


1:30-2:30 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions

6. Mental Health, EKRA, and the Opioid Crisis 

Lynn M. Barrett, Kimberly Brandt, Gary L. Cantrell

7. Addressing Social Determinants of Health

 Michael McKnight


8. PRRB Appeals—The View from the Board Chair 
Clayton J. Nix
9. Who CARES How You Spent CARES Act Funds? The OIG: Be Prepared for CARES Act Audits

Jeffrey S. Cohen, Joseph Geraci, Julie Sullivan


2:45-3:45 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions

10. Medicare Graduate Medical Education Reimbursement: Overview and Recent Policy Changes
Tim Johnson, Lori K. Mihalich-Levin

11. Legal Ethics: The Grey Zone—Ethical Issues In Between Compliance and Legal
Dawn R. Crumel, Stella Ghattas, Kim Harvey Looney


12. Medicare Appeals: Soup to Nuts 

Hon. McArthur Allen, Andrew B. Wachler

13. Current Issues in Medicaid Supplemental Payments and Financing

Barbara D. A. Eyman, Charles A. Luband


3:45-4:30 pm EST

Interactive Networking and Engagement
Interact with your colleagues face to face in our facilitated small group discussions. (Pre-registration required)


Thursday, March 25, 2021


10:00-10:45 am EDT

Coffee and Conversations
Start the day by connecting with your colleagues over coffee (or tea). Virtual Zoom Rooms will be open based on the topics below. (Pre-registration required; attendance is limited)
Breakout Room 1: Medicare GME—Deeper Dive
Breakout Room 2: Telehealth—Deeper Dive

11:00 am-12:00 noon EDT
14. Plenary Session
Daniel J. Barry, Greg Demske, Matt Salo


12:15-1:15 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions

15. Original Medicare DSH Payment—An Ongoing Saga
Peter Bryce, Serena M. Orloff, Stephanie Ann Webster

16. Medicare Litigation Update
Mimi H. Brouillette, Melissa Hart


17. Medicare Reimbursement for CAR-T and Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant: Major Wins, Unknown Future Impact
Jugna J. Shah, Mark Trusheim

18. The Changing Medicaid Program—A Panel of State Medicaid Directors 

Michael Cook, Karen Kimsey, Lynnette R. Rhodes


1:30-2:30 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions

19. How Much Deference Does CMS Get These Days?
Sven Collins, Alisa B. Klein

20. What’s New and Now in Part B: Updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program
Cynthia Brown, Sidney S. Welch


21. Uncompensated Care Reporting—Audits and Financial Assistance Policies
Fred A. Fisher, K. Michael Nichols, Mark Polston

22. The Federal Health Policy Agenda in the Age of Coronavirus and the Biden Administration: A Look Ahead
Eric Zimmerman


2:45-4:00 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions

23. Hospital Inpatient PPS and OPPS Update
Marc Hartstein, Alyssa Keefe, Katrina A. Pagonis, Valerie Rinkle

24.Overview of the SPRINT Rules
(Session was Pre-Recorded for the Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, February 2021)
Robert K. DeConti, Julie E. Kass, Catherine A. Martin (invited), Jillian A. Sparks, Lisa Ohrin Wilson (invited)

25. PRRB Appeals—Current Challenges
Christine M. Blowers, Leslie Demaree Goldsmith, Lisa Ogilvie-Barr, Owen Osaghae


Friday, March 26, 2021


10:00 am-10:45 am EDT

Coffee and Conversations
Start the day by connecting with your colleagues over coffee (or tea). Virtual Zoom Rooms will be open based on the topics below. (Pre-registration required; attendance is limited)
Breakout Room 1: 340B—Deeper Dive
Breakout Room 2: Medicaid Supplemental Payments—Deeper Dive


11:00 am-12:00 noon EDT | Concurrent Sessions

26. Provider-Based Status, Under Arrangements, Enrollment, and Related Medicare Requirements
Emily S. Lipkin, Andrew D. Ruskin, Lawrence W. Vernaglia

27. Finding the Right Balance of Oversight of Health Care Organizations During a Public Health Emergency (PHE)
Kathryn Spates, Cynthia F. Wisner

28. The Changing Face of the Medicaid Program: A Review of Recent Trends in State Medicaid Waivers
Leonardo Cuello, Ross D. Margulies, Marybeth Musumeci


12:15-1:15 pm | Concurrent Sessions

29. It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got Jurisdiction: Jurisdictional Principles and Issues for Appeals Before the PRRB and the Federal Courts
Jocelyn Beer, Kenneth R. Marcus

30. New Price Transparency Rules
Kelly Cleary

31. Clinical Lab and Pathology in the Age of COVID-19
Jesse A. Berg


1:30-2:30 pm | Concurrent Sessions

32. The Wages of Medicare Are Complex: The Medicare Wage Index and Its Evolution
Daniel J. Hettich, Michael Treitel

33. Hot Topics in Provider Enrollment: The Hot Topics Are Really Hot This Year
Louise M. Joy, Emily W. Towey, Jeanne L. Vance

34. Medicaid Litigation Update
Garrett F. Mannchen, Felicia Y. Sze


2:45-3:45 pm | Concurrent Sessions

35. Tangoing with the Government in the CHOW Dance: Avoid Missteps with Medicare Changes of Ownership
Judy Strobos. Nesrin G. Tift

36. Key Recent CMS Innovation Initiatives: Exploration of Policy and Legal Issues
Troy A. Barsky, Margia K. Corner

37. Current and Emerging Issues in Rural Medicare Policy
Ing-Jye Cheng, Emily J. Cook, Darci L. Graves, Sarah Heppner


On Demand Offerings

(available March 23, 2021)

I. Fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement: Part A and B
(Session was Pre-Recorded for the Fundamentals of Health Law program, November 2020)
Alison Hollender, Kevin Milne, Felicia Sze


II. Fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement: Part C and D

(Session was Pre-Recorded for the Fundamentals of Health Law program, November 2020)
Anthony H. Choe, David E. Kopans


III. Primer on Researching Medicare and Medicaid Issues: Sources and Techniques
Lindsay Goldberg, Rachel Ludwig


IV. A Peek Behind the Curtain: The Interactions of DOJ, OIG, CMS, and the HHS Office of General Counsel

(Session was Pre-Recorded for the Fraud and Compliance Forum, September 2020)
Karen Schandler Glassman, Janet S. Nolan, Laurie A. Oberembt, Lisa Ohrin Wilson


V. CMS/OIG Administrative Enforcement Risks and DAB appeals 

Julie Burns, Judith Pichler, Srishti Sheffner, Judith A. Waltz


VI. Teaching Hospitals, COVID Waivers, and Cost Reporting Best Practices
Christopher L. Francazio, David J. Vernon