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2019 Health Law eConference

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UT Law’s 31st 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. This year’s program includes:
  • Discussion of Emerging Trends in Healthcare and the 2019 State and Federal Healthcare Legislative Landscape.
  • Examination of recent healthcare developments, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives in the Healthcare Year-in-Review and insight into the Operational Impact of Significant Cases.
  • Practical guidance on payment challenges, and strategies for avoiding payment disputes.
  • Exploration of Healthcare Transactions, including the role of private equity in the short and long term.
  • Discussion of hot topics including BlockchainMedical Records, and The Opioid Crisis.
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Total Credit Hours:
16.00 | 1.50 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Administrative Law | Health Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$575  

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1. Health Law Fundamentals (Apr 2019)

Violet M. Anderson, Kenneth J. Kramer, Kristin M. Roshelli

2.00 0.00 0.00 2.00  

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Audio (mp3) 121 mins
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 1 — 121 mins, credit 2.00

Session 1:

Health Law Fundamentals (Apr 2019)

Explore the basics of health law, with an emphasis on fraud and abuse (including the Stark law and the federal anti-kickback statute), managed healthcare, HIPAA, and Medicare coverage and reimbursement issues.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Violet M. Anderson, CHRISTUS Health - Irving, TX
Kenneth J. Kramer, Texas Health Resources - Arlington, TX
Kristin M. Roshelli, King & Spalding - Houston, TX

2. Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Update and Examples (Apr 2019)

Donna S. Clark, Donald H. Romano

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 65 mins
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 2 — 65 mins, credit 1.00

Session 2:

Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Update and Examples (Apr 2019)

Get updated on the regulatory, administrative, case law, and enforcement actions related to the Stark and anti-kickback laws, and review examples of arrangements attracting scrutiny by the enforcement agencies.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Donna S. Clark, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Houston, TX
Donald H. Romano, Foley & Lardner LLP - Washington, DC

3. State of Transition: A Look at the Movement to Value in 2019 (Apr 2019)

Janet Walker, Jeff Wurzburg

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 55 mins
Paper (pdf) 22 pgs
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Slides (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 3 — 55 mins, credit 1.00

Session 3:

State of Transition: A Look at the Movement to Value in 2019 (Apr 2019)

Review the state of the movement to value, including a look at alternative pricing arrangements involving professional and institutional providers. Examine the state of payment reform and recent CMS efforts to reinforce the shift to value. Discuss the use and application of data in developing pricing and payment structures.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Janet Walker, Ascension - Austin, TX
Jeff Wurzburg, Norton Rose Fulbright - San Antonio, TX

4. ​Top Health Industry Issues of 2019: New Health Economy Comes of Age (Apr 2019)

Benjamin Isgur

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 4 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

​Top Health Industry Issues of 2019: New Health Economy Comes of Age (Apr 2019)

The US healthcare industry has often lagged other industries (like tech, retail, hospitality) when it comes to modernizing. Once thought to operate outside the greater US economy, the healthcare industry—and its byzantine payment system, complicated regulatory barriers and reliance on face-to-face interactions—is being disrupted. Finally, there’s robust evidence that new economic realities are kicking into gear.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Benjamin Isgur, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Dallas, TX

5. Healthcare Year in Review (Apr 2019)

Darby C. Allen, Robert G. Homchick

1.25 0.00 0.00 1.25  

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Video (mp4) 76 mins
Audio (mp3) 75 mins
Slides (pdf) 42 pgs

SESSION 5 — 76 mins, credit 1.25

Session 5:

Healthcare Year in Review (Apr 2019)

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

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

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

6. 2019 State and Federal Healthcare Legislative Landscape (Apr 2019)

Freddy Warner, Tom Banning, Stephen G. Wohleb

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Slides (pdf) 28 pgs

SESSION 6 — 42 mins, credit 0.75

Session 6:

2019 State and Federal Healthcare Legislative Landscape (Apr 2019)

Discuss how the 2018 elections and new House speakers have reshaped the state and federal legislative branches, significant legislation making its way through the 86th Texas Legislature, and legislative priorities and initiatives of the 116th U.S. Congress.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Freddy Warner, Memorial Hermann Health System - Houston, TX
Tom Banning, Texas Academy of Family Physicians - Austin, TX
Stephen G. Wohleb, Texas Hospital Association - Austin, TX

7. Health Plans, Providers, and Current Payment Issues (Apr 2019)

Leah Stewart, Jonathan M. Herman, Christian K. Puff

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 7 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Health Plans, Providers, and Current Payment Issues (Apr 2019)

Examine payment issues and challenges between healthcare providers and health plans, and outline practical strategies for avoiding and (when necessary) resolving or mitigating these payment and dispute issues with both litigation and in-house perspectives and expertise. Explore common sources of payment disputes, including high-cost and chargemaster reimbursement issues, payment disputes in the context of both plan and provider mergers and acquisitions, and patient cost-sharing issues.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Leah Stewart, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School - Austin, TX
Jonathan M. Herman, Herman Law Firm - Dallas, TX
Christian K. Puff, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. - Dallas, TX

8. Operational Impact of Significant Cases (Apr 2019)

Yvonne K. Puig

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 55 mins
Paper (pdf) 52 pgs
Slides (pdf) 50 pgs

SESSION 8 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 8:

Operational Impact of Significant Cases (Apr 2019)

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.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

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

9. Reimbursement Changes and the Modern-Day Physician Practice (Apr 2019)

Kenya S. Woodruff, Patricia Kroken, Jim Walton

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
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Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 9 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

Reimbursement Changes and the Modern-Day Physician Practice (Apr 2019)

Hear a discussion on physician responses to changes in reimbursement methodologies and payor relationships. Explore the ways physician groups are transforming themselves through IPAs, ACOs, and partnerships with practice management companies. Analyze the pros and cons of those choices and how physicians might best position themselves for the future.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Kenya S. Woodruff, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Dallas, TX
Patricia Kroken, Kroken Consulting, LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Jim Walton, Genesis Physicians Group - Dallas, TX

10. Labor and Employment Issues in the Healthcare Industry (Apr 2019)

Kimberly King Webb

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 10 — 42 mins, credit 0.75

Session 10:

Labor and Employment Issues in the Healthcare Industry (Apr 2019)

The healthcare industry faces unique challenges as an employer. From whistleblower lawsuits to disruptive behavior in a healthcare workplace, get practical tips for addressing these potential landmines.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Kimberly King Webb, CHRISTUS Health - Irving, TX

11. Digital Health and Telehealth (Apr 2019)

René Quashie, Julian L. Rivera

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 11 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 11:

Digital Health and Telehealth (Apr 2019)

Amidst a continued increase in connectivity—from the internet of things to remote diagnoses—developments in technology regularly bring change to the healthcare industry. Explore how technological innovations continue to disrupt traditional practices, and discuss the benefits and risks technology brings.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

René Quashie, Consumer Technology Association - Alexandria, VA
Julian L. Rivera, Husch Blackwell LLP - Austin, TX

12. Enforcement Trends Across the Heathcare Industry (Apr 2019)

B. Scott McBride, George W. (Bill) Morrison, Jill O. Venezia

0.75 0.25 0.00 0.75 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 28 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 12 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 12:

Enforcement Trends Across the Heathcare Industry (Apr 2019)

Criminal and administrative cases are still making creative use of new theories and trends, and the investigation and litigation of healthcare fraud cases continue across all sectors of the industry. Hear an overview of the latest trends in enforcement, and analyze what the new theories and trends mean for 2019 and beyond.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

B. Scott McBride, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Houston, TX
George W. (Bill) Morrison, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
Jill O. Venezia, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

13. Affiliations, Sales, and Conversions Among Non-Profit and For-Profit Healthcare Organizations (Apr 2019)

Lisa Atlas Genecov, Jerry A. Bell Jr., Daphne Walker

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 60 mins
Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 13 — 60 mins, credit 1.00

Session 13:

Affiliations, Sales, and Conversions Among Non-Profit and For-Profit Healthcare Organizations (Apr 2019)

Examine the corporate, regulatory, tax and other considerations involved in transactions among various non-profit and for-profit healthcare entities, including State Attorney General approvals, the role of private equity, and recent transactions.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Lisa Atlas Genecov, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Dallas, TX
Jerry A. Bell Jr., Norton Rose Fulbright - Austin, TX
Daphne Walker, United Surgical Partners - Addison, TX

14. Operational Hot Button Issues (Apr 2019)

Kathy L. Poppitt, D. Cameron Duncan III, Joanne P. Hopkins

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 59 mins
Audio (mp3) 59 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 14 — 59 mins, credit 1.00

Session 14:

Operational Hot Button Issues (Apr 2019)

Take a break from the business side to explore some exciting (and frequently maddening) health law operational issues and developments for hospitals and other healthcare entities. Hear an interactive presentation with updates, practical tips and guidance on in-facility DNRs, medical staff and credentialing issues including ACOs, responding to immigration enforcement officers in the facility, changes in payments for out-of-network services, HIPAA and other topics.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Kathy L. Poppitt, King & Spalding - Austin, TX
D. Cameron Duncan III, Texas Hospital Association - Austin, TX
Joanne P. Hopkins, Law Office of Joanne P. Hopkins - Austin, TX

15. The Opioid Crisis (Apr 2019)

Beth Anne Jackson, Patrick K. Sweeten

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 15 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 15:

The Opioid Crisis (Apr 2019)

Explore the role of regulatory forces in the evolution of the opioid crisis and hear the latest on national and state opioid enforcement efforts including State of Texas v. Purdue Pharma.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Beth Anne Jackson, Brown & Fortunato, P.C. - Amarillo, TX
Patrick K. Sweeten, Office of the Texas Attorney General - Austin, TX

16. Blockchain: A Primer (Apr 2019)

John P. Tomaszewski

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 42 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 16 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 16:

Blockchain: A Primer (Apr 2019)

Distributed Ledger Technology (aka Blockchain) is a new way to manage trust in a distributed network. But what does that really mean? Look at the basics of Blockchain, how it works, why it can be trusted, and what some of its applications can be in the healthcare space. Gain a basic understanding on the trust model which uses Distributed Ledger Technology, as well as some ideas on how this technology and its trust model can be a way to improve the delivery of healthcare.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

John P. Tomaszewski, Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Houston, TX

17. Wellness and Well-Being: Ethical and Professionalism Implications (Apr 2019)

Andrew Demetriou

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 58 mins
Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 17 — 58 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 17:

Wellness and Well-Being: Ethical and Professionalism Implications (Apr 2019)

Identify current life challenges facing lawyers, the professional responsibility and professionalism issues raised by lawyer impairment, and current efforts by the organized bar and legal employers to address issues of lawyer wellness and well-being.

Originally presented at: Mar 2019 Health Law Conference

Andrew Demetriou, Lamb & Kawakami LLP - Los Angeles, CA