April 2005 Volume 1 Number 8

2005 Physician Legal Issues Conference

American Bar Association Conference Center
Chicago, Illinois
June 17, 2005

The ABA Health Law Section will continue its annual Conference on Physician-Legal Issues on Friday, June 17, 2005 with a program designed to discuss in substantial detail many of the major issues that are facing physicians and physicians’ lawyers today. The speakers will address the hot topics of payments for quality performance, medical staff difficulties for hospitals and other facilities, the “new” forms of retail medicine, fraud and abuse developments for physicians, and the future of physician-owned hospitals. Additionally, a luncheon speaker will address the general state of the physician/medical industry.

In a one-day “live” conference, attendees can hear experts in each of these areas of physician law give up-to-date, informed reviews of the problems facing physicians and physician lawyers. This conference is designed to offer a maximum amount of continuing legal education possible in a one-day seminar.

Speakers and topics and will include the following:

Luncheon Address: Key Business, Regulatory, and Legal Issues Currently Facing Physicians
Dr. Michael Maves, CEO, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL

Pay-for-Performance: Bold Leaps or Baby Steps?
Alice Gosfield, Alice G. Gosfield & Associates, P.C., Philadelphia, PA

Current Trends and Initiatives in Fraud and Abuse Enforcement:  What Physicians Don't Know Can Hurt Them
David L. Douglass, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, Washington, DC
Vicki L. Robinson, Chief, Industry Guidance Branch, Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC

Physician Ownership in Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities – A Primer
Joseph A. Sowell III, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC, Nashville, TN
H. Lee Barfield II, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC, Nashville, TN

Going Retail: Medicine Arrives at the 21st Century
David W. Hilgers, Brown McCarroll LLP, Austin, TX
Robert Portman, Jenner & Block, Washington, DC

Medical Staff: The Fault Line Between Physicians and Hospitals
Almeta Cooper
, Ohio Medical Association, Columbus, OH

2005 Physician Legal Issues Conference Interest Form