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ABA Health Law Summit to feature experts speaking on recent health care trends, policies

ABA Health Law Summit to feature experts speaking on recent health care trends, policies

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 — Experts participating in the American Bar Association Washington Health Law Summit will tackle hot-button topics including the health insurance exchanges, the Affordable Care Act’s new compliance obligations, data security in health IT, accountable care organizations, health care provider consolidation and mobile medical apps, among many other issues.

Washington Health Law Summit
Sponsored by the ABA Health Law Section

Dec. 9-10

The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

Among the speakers are:

  • Keith Fontenot, former associate director for health, Office of Management and Budget
  • J. Nadine Gracia, director, Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Gail R. Wilensky, senior fellow, Project HOPE
  • James A. Cannatti III, senior counsel, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, HHS
  • Robert Canterman, staff attorney, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
  • Terri L. Postma, medical officer, Performance-Based Payment Policy Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Rajiv Jain, assistant deputy undersecretary of health for Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration
  • Iliana Peters, health information privacy specialist, HHS
  • Anna C. Watterson, health information privacy specialist, HHS
  • Christopher J. Kuczynski, acting associate legal counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell
  • Peter J. Mucchetti, chief, Litigation I Section, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice
  • Sara Y. Razi, deputy assistant director, Mergers IV, Bureau of Competition, FTC
  • Bakul Patel, senior policy adviser to the center director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
  • Susan Winkler, assistant U.S. attorney in Boston
  • Colleen M. Gallaher, senior vice president of state policy, America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Danielle Moon, director, Medicare Drug and Health Plan Contract Administration Group, CMS
  • Gregory Demske, chief counsel, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, HHS
  • Lewis Morris, past chief counsel, OCIG, HHS
  • Kevin McAnaney, past chief, Industry Guidance Branch, OCIG, HHS

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Emily Ortman at

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