University of Texas School of Law
32nd Annual
Health Law Conference
Houston Apr 16-17, 2020 Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
$625 Individual  |  $675 after Apr 8
$565 Group (5-9 ppl)  |  $615 after Apr 8
$500 Group (10 or more ppl)  |  $550 after Apr 8
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UT Law CLE

2020 Health Law Conference

Program Features
UT Law CLE's 32nd 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 updates, current issues, and key strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community, including:
  • Current Health Industry Issues, including a look at how digital transformation will impact the industry.
  • Recent healthcare developments, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives in the Healthcare Year-in-Review, as well as the Federal and State Healthcare Legislative Update.
  • Operational hot topics, including a look at the Operational Impact of Significant Cases.
  • Timely discussions on a variety of topics, including insight into Corporate Practice of Medicine Issues in Private Equity Investments, practical approaches to Digital Health, and nuts and bolts on out-of-network business models and recent issues with surprise billing.
  • Opportunities for ethics credit, including A Hospital Lawyer’s Perspective of a Mass Shooting Incident
  • Multiple networking opportunities including Thursday’s Table Topics luncheon, and the Thursday evening reception.
Come a day early and also register for the 2020 Health Law Pre-Conference, which offers our traditional Wednesday Evening sessions, and is the perfect overview and conference primer—for both new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field—with concurrent tracks on health law fundamentals, advanced issues in health law, and in-house counsel issues (limited to in-house counsel only).

UT Law CLE

2020 Health Law Conference

1/25/20
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Apr. 16, 2020

7:30 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Top Health Industry Issues of 2020: Will Digital Start to Pay Off?

In 2020, U.S. healthcare, and especially how it is delivered and how much we pay for it, will be top of mind. Politicians will float many bold plans for transforming the industry. Health system leaders will tout their investments in technology and transformation, as the U.S. health industry works to catch up to the rest of the digital economy. The question for 2020 will be whether this digital transformation will benefit the consumer— marking a new dawn for the U.S. health industry and for the people whose lives depend on it.

Benjamin Isgur, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Dallas, TX
Crystal Yednak, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Chicago, IL

9:15 am

1.25 hrs

Healthcare Year in Review

Hear an informative and entertaining overview of important healthcare developments in the past year, including policy initiatives, regulatory changes, and court decisions.

Darby C. Allen, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Seattle, WA
Robert G. Homchick, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Seattle, WA

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.75 hr

Federal and State Legislative Update

Moderator:
Stephen G. Wohleb, Texas Hospital Association - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Patricia McCandless, Health Care Service Corporation (BCBSTX) - Austin, TX
Freddy Warner, Memorial Hermann Health System - Houston, TX

11:30 am

0.75 hr

Trends in Managed Care, Value-Based Payments, and a Shift to Up- and Down-Side Risk 

Examine the reimbursement continuum and requirements of state and federal law regulating the shifting of risk from payers to providers. In this environment, providers are more willing to have “skin in the game." Hear a discussion of newer forms and structures of risk sharing, as well as the tools necessary to succeed in risk sharing arrangements.

Moderator:
Leah Stewart, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School - Austin, TX
Panelists:
David Ellenbogen, Baylor Scott & White Health - Austin, TX
Rachael Kelly Padgett, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. - Austin, TX

Thursday Afternoon, Apr. 16, 2020

Optional Table Topics Luncheon

Join a discussion group with conference faculty and fellow registrants. Please select a Table Topic on the registration form to attend ($50 additional charge).

TOPIC A: Stark/Anti-kickback

12:35 pm
TOPIC A: Stark/Anti-Kickback

TOPIC B: Physician Reimbursement

12:35 pm
TOPIC B: Physician Reimbursement

TOPIC C: Fair Market Value

12:35 pm
TOPIC C: Fair Market Value

TOPIC D: CBD/Marijuana

12:35 pm
TOPIC D: CBD/Marijuana

1:20 pm
Break

1:30 pm

0.75 hr

Out of Network/Surprise Billing/Cash Payments

Moderator:
Hal S. Katz, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Lori Garcia, Blue Cross Blue Shield - Houston, TX
Panelist(s) TBD (Invited)

2:15 pm

0.75 hr

Corporate Practice of Medicine Issues in Private Equity Investments

A discussion of structural, financial, and operational issues faced by parties seeking to include private equity investment in the financing of physician services entities. Explore the structures and solutions for issues related to ownership, control, lending/collateral, litigation/investigations, advertising, the utilization of non-profit health organizations, and HIPAA.

Darius A. Dills, National Partners in Healthcare - Dallas, TX
Kenya S. Woodruff, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Dallas, TX

3:00 pm
Break

3:15 pm

0.75 hr

Stark/Anti-Kickback

Speaker TBD (Invited)

4:00 pm

0.75 hr

HIPAA and Cybersecurity

A discussion of current issues in HIPAA and cybersecurity, including recent breaches, the current status of the ransomware threat, data de-identification and sharing strategies, vendor management, and the impact of non-HIPAA privacy laws on HIPAA covered entities.

Jeffery P. Drummond, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX
Judy Kuczynski, Houston Methodist - Houston, TX

4:45 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Digital Health: Managing the Beast from Strategy to Contract to Compliance

Digital health has become so pervasive in health care that business practices, regulations and operational work flow have been clogged with solutions both effective and ineffective. Learn practical approaches to managing the beast that is digital health and current best legal practices.

Moderator:
Julian L. Rivera, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX
Panelist:
Alexandria H. McCombs, Signify Health - Dallas, TX

5:30 pm
Adjourn

Networking Reception (5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres with program faculty and attendees.

Friday Morning, Apr. 17, 2020

7:30 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:00 am

0.50 hr

Lessons Learned from Forest Park

Speaker TBD (Invited)

8:30 am

1.00 hr

Operational Impact of Significant Cases

Take an in‐depth look at key legal developments and significant cases affecting healthcare operations, including credentialing and liability issues that impact hospitals and providers. Receive a comprehensive review of recent decisions affecting the liabilities and duties of healthcare providers in the written materials.

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

9:30 am

1.00 hr

Operational Hot Topics

An update on current key operational issues that hospitals are facing, including security and guns on campus; medical staff and peer review concerns; delegation issues and Texas Medical Board rules; provider-based issues and reimbursement; surprise billing; EMTALA; and Medicare certification and survey practices.

Moderator:
Kathy L. Poppitt, King & Spalding - Austin, TX
Panelists:
Jennifer B. Claymon, Reed Claymon Meeker & Hargett, PLLC - Austin, TX
Hilary H. Young, Joy & Young LLP - Austin, TX

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Enforcement Trends

Moderator:
B. Scott McBride, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Houston, TX
Panelist:
Panelist(s) TBD (Invited)

11:30 am

0.75 hr

Hot Topics in Labor and Employment for the Healthcare Industry

Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Speaker TBD (Invited)

12:15 pm

1.00 hr ethics

A Hospital Lawyer's Perspective of a Mass Shooting Incident

A discussion of various issues related to the treatment of the victims and the aftereffects of the tragedy, including patient privacy, the Texas Public Information Act, and attorney wellness.

Omar Villa, El Paso County Hospital District - El Paso, TX

1:15 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2020 Health Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Darby C. Allen
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Seattle, WA
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jennifer B. Claymon
Reed Claymon Meeker & Hargett, PLLC
Austin, TX
Darius A. Dills
National Partners in Healthcare
Dallas, TX
Jeffery P. Drummond
Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas, TX
David Ellenbogen
Baylor Scott & White Health
Austin, TX
Lori Garcia
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Houston, TX
Robert G. Homchick
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Seattle, WA
Benjamin Isgur
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Dallas, TX
Hal S. Katz
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Judy Kuczynski
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX
B. Scott McBride
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Houston, TX
Patricia McCandless
Health Care Service Corporation (BCBSTX)
Austin, TX
Alexandria H. McCombs
Signify Health
Dallas, TX
Rachael Kelly Padgett
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
Austin, TX
Kathy L. Poppitt
King & Spalding
Austin, TX
Yvonne K. Puig
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
Julian L. Rivera
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Leah Stewart
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Austin, TX
Panelist(s) TBD

(Invited)
Speaker TBD

(Invited)
Omar Villa
El Paso County Hospital District
El Paso, TX
Freddy Warner
Memorial Hermann Health System
Houston, TX
Stephen G. Wohleb
Texas Hospital Association
Austin, TX
Kenya S. Woodruff
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Dallas, TX
Crystal Yednak
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Chicago, IL
Hilary H. Young
Joy & Young LLP
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Kathy L. Poppitt—Co-Chair
King & Spalding
Austin, TX
Yvonne K. Puig—Co-Chair
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
Violet M. Anderson
CHRISTUS Health
Irving, TX
Michelle Apodaca
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Austin, TX
Sheryl T. Dacso
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Houston, TX
Lisa Atlas Genecov
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Dallas, TX
Susan Feigin Harris
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Houston, TX
Jennifer Rebecca Henderson
Driscoll Children's Hospital
Corpus Christi, TX
George B. Hernandez Jr.
University Health System
San Antonio, TX
Beth Anne Jackson
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
Amarillo, TX
Wilson G. Jones
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
Hal S. Katz
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Lance Lightfoot
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX
B. Scott McBride
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Houston, TX
Stuart F. Miller
Baker Donelson
Houston, TX
Virginia Alverson Mimmack
Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas, TX
Jennifer L. Rangel
Locke Lord LLP
Austin, TX
Kevin A. Reed
Reed Claymon Meeker & Hargett, PLLC
Austin, TX
Julian L. Rivera
Husch Blackwell LLP
Austin, TX
Kristin M. Roshelli
King & Spalding
Houston, TX
Leah Stewart
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Austin, TX
Brenda T. Strama
Beatty Navarre Strama PC
Austin, TX
Janet Walker
Ascension
Austin, TX
Stephen G. Wohleb
Texas Hospital Association
Austin, TX
Kenya S. Woodruff
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Dallas, TX

UT Law CLE

2020 Health Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.25 hrs  |  1.50 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Administrative Law, 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
12.25 hrs  |  1.50 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.  
Louisiana – Expected
12.25 hrs  |  1.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
14.50 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. 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.
Pennsylvania
12.00 hrs  |  1.50 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 the Pennsylvania CLE Board Credit Request Form and approval documentation to self-report credit directly to the Pennsylvania CLE Board. 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.  
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
14.50 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

2020 Health Law Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Apr 8, 2020
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (5-9 ppl) early registration: Apr 8, 2020
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (10 or more ppl) early registration: Apr 8, 2020
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Apr 10, 2020
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Apr 13, 2020
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2020 Health Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027-3502
713.627.7600
855.463.3091 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

$172 room rate good through March 24, 2020 (subject to availability). Please refer to the UT Law Health Law Conference when you call the reservations department.

Parking Information

$10 daily self-parking; $16 overnight self-parking; $16 valet daily parking; $25 valet overnight

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2020 Health Law Conference

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