University of Texas School of Law
26th Annual
Health Law Conference
Houston Apr 9*, 10-11, 2014 Four Seasons Hotel
*Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions
Conference Concluded
Registration is Closed.

Registrations postmarked/faxed/emailed after April 2, 2014 will not be accepted.
There is no waiting list and walk-in registrations on-site will not be accepted.
Updated Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:00 a.m.



SPONSORS

BakerHostetler LLP
Beatty Bangle Strama P.C.
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
Cox Smith
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Husch Blackwell LLP
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
King & Spalding
Locke Lord LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright
Polsinelli PC
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Strasburger & Price, LLP
Waller

UT Law CLE

2014 Health Law Conference

Program Features

UT Law’s 26th Annual Health Law Conference brings together leading in-house attorneys from major hospitals and medical institutions, government officials, as well as legal and financial advisors representing hospitals, healthcare providers and physicians.

The conference provides practical and detailed coverage of the updates, key issues, strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community, including:

  • Wednesday evening Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions—Health Law Fundamentals provides an introduction to health law; and In-House Counsel Issues (limited to in-house counsel only) facilitates active discussion and sharing among panelists and participants
  • Healthcare Year-in-Review addresses important healthcare developments in the last year, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives
  • Learn strategies for navigating through a healthcare breach investigation and how to report it
  • Examine the complex and difficult pressures facing physicians in diverse environments and learn options to prepare your physician client for the future
  • Look at the new age of False Claims Act enforcement and investigation, including lessons learned from landmark cases such as Tuomey, Bradford, Halifax, All Children’s and Citizens
  • Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Texas discusses current news-making topics as well as other issues affecting healthcare providers and insurers
  • Explore the ethical dilemmas most commonly encountered by health lawyers, both in transactions and operations
  • Multiple networking opportunities including Thursday’s Table Topics Luncheon and the Thursday Evening Reception

UT Law CLE

2014 Health Law Conference

10/18/18
Schedule

Wednesday Evening, Apr. 9, 2014

PRE-CONFERENCE CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Please select on registration form. Each session includes a 15-minute break.

6:00 pm
Registration Opens

Health Law Fundamentals

7:00 pm

2.00 hrs

Health Law Fundamentals

An introduction to basic health law with an emphasis on fraud and abuse, managed healthcare and Medicare reimbursement issues.

Kenneth J. Kramer, Texas Health Resources - Arlington, TX
Edgar C. Morrison Jr., Jackson Walker L.L.P. - San Antonio, TX

9:15 pm
Adjourn

In-House Counsel Issues

7:00 pm

2.00 hrs
0.50 hr ethics

In-House Counsel Issues

Limited to in-house counsel only to involve active discussion and sharing among the panelists and participants. Topics discussed include implementation of Affordable Care Act, health information privacy and security post-Omnibus Rule, physician contracting and compliance concerns, risk management and litigation and the nature of relationships with outside counsel, including billing.

Moderator:
Robert F. Corrigan Jr., Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Andy G. Navarro, Christus Health - Irving, TX
Pamela D. Tyner, Houston Methodist - Houston, TX

9:15 pm
Adjourn

Thursday Morning, Apr. 10, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Yvonne K. Puig, Norton Rose Fulbright - Austin, TX

7:30 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

1.25 hrs

Healthcare Year-in-Review

An entertaining and informative overview of important healthcare developments in the past year, including regulatory changes, politics and policy initiatives.

Jack S. Schroder Jr., Retired, Alston & Bird LLP - Big Canoe, GA

9:45 am

0.75 hr

The Physician’s Future: An Examination of the Continuum of Options for Physician Relationships

Physicians are facing overwhelming changes in clinical reimbursement, ancillary service options, practice structures, as well as the constant drumbeat of hospital and insurer consolidation. Evaluate the pressures on physicians and examine the options available to physicians as they try to make their way in this new world. What are the pluses and minuses of employment by non-physicians and the different possible types of employers? Are ACO’s a viable option for all specialties? Is it possible to remain independent through affiliations with the employers, as in co-management agreements or personal service arrangements? How can the lawyer help the physician client make these very complex and difficult decisions? The physician world will look very different in 5 years and this session assists the lawyer in preparing their clients for that future.

David W. Hilgers, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX
Sidney S. Welch, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - Atlanta, GA

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.75 hr

Clinical Integration/Networks

Demands for high quality, efficient healthcare, coupled with the regulatory waivers granted to MSSP ACO’s, have led health organizations to take a new look at physician-hospital networks. A look at antitrust and other regulatory issues related to structuring and operating these networks.

Bernard A. Duco Jr., Memorial Hermann Health System - Houston, TX
Matthew J. Reilly, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Washington, DC

11:30 am

0.75 hr

Data Privacy and Security: Anatomy of a Healthcare Breach Investigation and Reporting

With the rising popularity of electronic health records and electronic data repositories, the risk of a substantial data breach is increasing. Healthcare organizations should have a process in place now to respond quickly to a potential breach. Learn how to navigate through the investigation and reporting of a sample breach of health information.

Kristen B. Rosati, Polsinelli PC - Phoenix, AZ

12:15 pm
Break

Thursday Afternoon, Apr. 10, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Gary W. Eiland, King & Spalding - Houston, TX

Optional Table Topics Luncheon

Discussion groups with conference faculty and registrants. See registration form to select a Table Topic and purchase your ticket for lunch.

TOPIC A: What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School: Top 10 Tips for New Attorneys

12:30 pm
TOPIC A: What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School: Top 10 Tips for New Attorneys

TOPIC B: HIPAA: The Saga Continues

12:30 pm
TOPIC B: HIPAA: The Saga Continues

TOPIC C: Lightning Round: Tips and Trends in Operations

12:30 pm
TOPIC C: Lightning Round: Tips and Trends in Operations

TOPIC D: What’s New in the Transactional World?

12:30 pm
TOPIC D: What’s New in the Transactional World?

1:15 pm
Break

1:30 pm

0.75 hr

Healthcare Transactions in a Post-Reform World

Like most aspects of healthcare, the Affordable Care Act is transforming M&A transactions. Hear what's hot in M&A and what you need to know for your next transaction. 

Douglas K. Anning, Polsinelli PC - Kansas City, MO
Paul Alan Castanon, Tenet Healthcare Corporation - Dallas, TX

2:15 pm

1.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

The New Age of False Claims Act Enforcement and Investigations

In 2013, the government reported a record-breaking 846 new FCA actions and approximately $4 billion in FCA judgments and settlements. These high stakes, coupled with the erosion of traditional FCA defenses, more streamlined government intervention decisions, and courts’ acceptance of novel theories of FCA liability, have changed the landscape for FCA enforcement. Get a closer look at this new age of FCA enforcement and investigations and what it means for the healthcare industry.

B. Scott McBride, BakerHostetler - Houston, TX
Adam Robison, King & Spalding - Houston, TX

3:15 pm
Break

3:30 pm

1.25 hrs
0.25 hr ethics

When the Stark Law Meets the FCA: Lessons Learned from Tuomey, Bradford, Halifax, All Children’s, and Citizens

An exploration of developing FCA and other case law related to hospital compensation arrangements with physicians, including what constitutes fair market value; when does compensation take into account the value and volume of referrals; and what does commercial reasonableness mean? Gain/learn practical lessons learned from the ongoing litigation.

S. Craig Holden, Ober Kaler - Baltimore, MD
Kevin G. McAnaney, Law Office of Kevin McAnaney - Washington, DC

4:45 pm

0.75 hr

Labor and Employment Issues

Avoid labor pains by staying up to date on the latest employment law trends.

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP - Austin, TX

5:30 pm
Adjourn to Reception

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Friday Morning, Apr. 11, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Mary M. Bearden, Brown & Fortunato, P.C. - Amarillo, TX

7:30 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

1.00 hr

Operational Impact of Significant Cases

An in-depth look at key legal developments and significant cases affecting healthcare operations, including credentialing and liability issues that impact hospitals and providers. A comprehensive review of recent decisions affecting the liabilities and duties of healthcare providers is also provided in the written materials.

Yvonne K. Puig, Norton Rose Fulbright - Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.75 hr

Compounding Pharmacy Issues

An overview of where compounding pharmacies fit in the continuum of patient care relative to drug manufacturers and retail pharmacies. State and federal laws and regulations relevant to compounding pharmacies are reviewed, including the new Drug Quality and Security Act.

John H. McEniry IV, mediStat Specialized Pharmacy Services - Foley, AL
David G. Miller, RPh, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists - Alexandria, VA

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

1.00 hr

Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Texas

With a focus on the ACA and its impact on Texas from the perspective of providers, insurers and regulators, industry experts give insight on the topics that are currently making news, and discuss various ACA-related topics including Medicaid expansion, ACOs, the collision of state and federal law and actions, network adequacy, delivery reform initiatives in various states, and regulatory issues impacting healthcare providers and insurers.

Moderator:
Kathy L. Poppitt, Cox Smith - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Michelle Apodaca, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP - Austin, TX
Susan Feigin Harris, Baker & Hostetler LLP - Houston, TX
Patricia McCandless, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Austin, TX

11:30 am

1.00 hr ethics

Ethics Roundtable

Explore the ethical dilemmas most commonly encountered by health lawyers, both in transactions and operations.

Moderator:
Brenda T. Strama, Beatty Bangle Strama PC - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Michael P. Maslanka, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP - Dallas, TX
Thomas H. Watkins, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX

12:30 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2014 Health Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Douglas K. Anning
Polsinelli PC
Kansas City, MO
Michelle Apodaca
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Austin, TX
Paul Alan Castanon
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Dallas, TX
Connie L. Cornell
Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP
Austin, TX
Robert F. Corrigan Jr.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Bernard A. Duco Jr.
Memorial Hermann Health System
Houston, TX
Susan Feigin Harris
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX
David W. Hilgers
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
S. Craig Holden
Ober Kaler
Baltimore, MD
Kenneth J. Kramer
Texas Health Resources
Arlington, TX
Michael P. Maslanka
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
Dallas, TX
Kevin G. McAnaney
Law Office of Kevin McAnaney
Washington, DC
B. Scott McBride
BakerHostetler
Houston, TX
Patricia McCandless
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Austin, TX
John H. McEniry IV
mediStat Specialized Pharmacy Services
Foley, AL
David G. Miller, RPh
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
Alexandria, VA
Edgar C. Morrison Jr.
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX
Andy G. Navarro
Christus Health
Irving, TX
Kathy L. Poppitt
Cox Smith
Austin, TX
Yvonne K. Puig
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
Matthew J. Reilly
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Washington, DC
Adam Robison
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Kristen B. Rosati
Polsinelli PC
Phoenix, AZ
Jack S. Schroder Jr.
Retired, Alston & Bird LLP
Big Canoe, GA
Brenda T. Strama
Beatty Bangle Strama PC
Austin, TX
Pamela D. Tyner
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX
Thomas H. Watkins
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Sidney S. Welch
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Atlanta, GA

Planning Committee

Yvonne K. Puig—Chair
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
Mary M. Bearden
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
Amarillo, TX
Teresa Burroff
Seton Healthcare Family
Austin, TX
Robert F. Corrigan Jr.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Sheryl T. Dacso
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Houston, TX
Bernard A. Duco Jr.
Memorial Hermann Health System
Houston, TX
Gary W. Eiland
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Susan Feigin Harris
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Houston, TX
Jonathan Kiesler Henderson
Polsinelli PC
Dallas, TX
David W. Hilgers
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Hal S. Katz
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
B. Scott McBride
BakerHostetler
Houston, TX
John W. McNey
Cook Children's Health Care System
Fort Worth, TX
Andrew N. Meyercord
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Stuart Farrell Miller
Strasburger & Price
Houston, TX
Edgar C. Morrison Jr.
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
San Antonio, TX
Kathy L. Poppitt
Cox Smith
Austin, TX
Kevin A. Reed
Reed, Claymon, Meeker & Hargett, PLLC
Austin, TX
Elizabeth N. Rogers
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Daniel Zachary Sternthal
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Houston, TX
Brenda T. Strama
Beatty Bangle Strama PC
Austin, TX
Kenya S. Woodruff
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX

UT Law CLE

2014 Health Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
13.00 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Health Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
13.00 hrs  |  2.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Oklahoma
15.50 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
15.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

UT Law CLE

2014 Health Law Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Apr 2, 2014
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 4, 2014
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 7, 2014
    $50 processing fee applied

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2014 Health Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Four Seasons Hotel

1300 Lamar St
Houston, TX
713.650.1300 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

Reserve your room online.

Parking Information

Valet $15 per day; Overnight Valet $30; Self-parking available in nearby lots

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2014 Health Law Conference

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