April 2011 Volume 7 Number 8

Physician-Legal Issues Conference in Chicago this June

Please join healthcare leaders in Chicago this June 16th and 17th for the annual ABA Physician-Legal Issues Conference, being held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

This one and a half day program will focus on the most significant issues and challenges facing physicians and physicians’ lawyers from a physician perspective. The program will include discussions of PPACA’s impact on physicians’ practices, followed by more specific deal-related issues surrounding this hot topic. Attendees will the latest information regarding physician-specific areas of interest from the Office of Inspector General’s perspective, implications of current civil fraud matters for physicians, well-kept secrets on handling overpayment and repayment fundamentals, as well as the practical aspects of physician compliance programs. Day two will include a thought-provoking discussion of the changing definitions and implications of “quality” in healthcare; implications for medical staff matters arising from increasing physician employment; and new developments and challenges involving the use of technology in the practice of medicine. We welcome a group of talented physician and legal speakers, including Lewis Morris, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for our luncheon address.

The agenda is designed to provide a maximum amount of continuing legal education credit possible over the duration of the conference.  In addition, the intimate setting of the conference center allows for greater interaction among participants and faculty.

To register now for this conference, please click here.

You are also welcome to contact Abbey Palagi of the Section staff at (312) 988-5532 or abigail.palagi@americanbar.org.

With so much to offer, you will find this year’s program a valuable and worthwhile conference experience for physicians and their counsel.  We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in June.

Sidney Welch
Chair, Physician-Legal Issues Conference


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