June 06, 2017

2017 Physicians Legal Issues Conference - Meeting at a Glance

ABA Health Law Section
and the
Chicago Medical Society


2017 Physicians Legal Issues Conference
June 8-9, 2017

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Meeting at a Glance

Thursday, June 8, 2017

7:30am - 5:00pm
Registration and Information

7:30am - 8:30am
Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 8:15am
Opening Remarks

  • C. Joyce Hall, Chair, Health Law Section, Watkins & Eager PLLC, Jackson, MS
  • Clarence Brown, MD, President, Chicago Medical Society, Chicago, IL

8:15am - 9:00am
Keynote Speaker

  • Paul H. Keckley, PhD, The Keckley Report, Chicago, IL  Health Reform: What to Expect and How to Prepare

9:00am -10:00am
Payor Initiatives with Physicians and Payment Models in the Insurance Marketplace: A Changing Landscape

10:00am - 10:15am

10:15am - 11:15am
Overcoming Common Barriers to Clinical Integration

11:15am - 12:15pm
Turning Networks into Assets – From Broad to High-Performing Networks

12:15pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Speaker
Everything You Always Wanted to Ask a Lawyer (But Were Afraid to Ask)

1:00–2:00 pm
Not Your Grandfather’s False Claims Act: Trends

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Not Your Grandfather’s False Claims Act: Trends in the Identification and Pursuit of Aberrant Physician Practices

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

  • Potential False Claims Act and Other Regulatory Exposure with Ineffective Peer Review
  • Minimizing the Risks in Prescribing Controlled Substances

Concurrent Sessions

  • Anti-Kickback and Beneficiary Inducement Statutes: Current Trends and New Regulations
  • Evolving Healthcare Delivery: Concierge Medicine

4:00pm - 4:15pm

4:15pm - 5:00pm
The Addict's Perspective: Three Truths Every Doctor and Lawyer Should Know about Addiction

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Networking Reception

Meeting at a Glance

Friday, June 9, 2017

7:30am - 5:00pm
Registration and Information

7:30am - 8:30am
Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 9:15am
The Quality Payment Program: What It Is and Why You Should Care

9:15am -10:15am
Commercial Reasonableness of Physician Compensation: Analytical Update with MACRA

10:15am - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
An Update on the Future of Healthcare

11:30am - 12:30pm
Concurrent Sessions

  • Your Practice is Being Audited: Complying, Fighting and Winning
  • Contracting Workshop Part I: Negotiating Employment Agreements for Residents and New Physicians

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch on Your Own

1:30pm - 2:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions

  • The Stark Law: What Has Changed, What Remains the Same, and What Might Come Next
  • Contracting Workshop Part II: Five+ Years Later -Did I Get What I Bargained For? What Are My Options?

2:30pm - 2:45pm
Senator Dick Durbin speaking on the Opioid Crisis

2:45pm - 3:45pm
Concurrent Sessions

  • Healthcare Compliance & Enforcement Investigations: Leading Practices for Outside and In-house Counsel
  • MACRA Made Easy

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Concurrent Sessions

  • The Physician/Attorney/Consultant Relationship: Challenges Posed by the 60-Day Overpayment Disclosure Rule
  • Physician Wellness: Promoting a Culture of Physician Well-Being

4:45pm-5:45pm (Ethics)
My Attorney Said It Was OK: Legal Ethics and the Advice-of-Counsel Defense for Doctors

CLE Program Adjourns

Physicians continue to face challenging odds in a rapidly evolving healthcare market - whether remaining independent, adapting to “employment” by an integrated system, or addressing consolidated payer markets with little or no negotiating power. When confronted with aggressive hospital systems, lower reimbursement, and daily practice challenges, physicians are learning to adapt and thrive in very innovative ways.

This unique program offers physicians, attorneys and their administrative partners an opportunity to learn how these issues are being addressed by physicians and how they can succeed at maintaining viable medical practices that offer quality services at their core. As a combined educational program with the American Bar Association Health Law Section, the Chicago Medical Society and the American Association of Physician Leaders, physicians and their legal counsel will have access to national speakers and will be educated on key issues affecting employer and hospital relationships, business and industry responses to payer consolidation and market control, and every day “survival” techniques in hospital and private practice settings.

Jean Acevedo, Acevedo Consulting Incorporated, Delray Beach, FL

A. G. (Alec) Alexander III, JD, Breazeale Sachse and Wilson LLP, Baton Rouge, LA

Jessica Bailey-Wheaton, JD, Senior Counsel, Health Capital Consultants, St. Louis, MO

John Barakat, Chief Financial Officer for Cardiac Surgery Associates, S.C., Chicago, IL

Kristin M. Bohl, JD, Baker Donelson, Baltimore, MD

Ellen Brown, Orlando, FL

Bill Cassidy, M.D., U.S. Senator for Louisiana

Kelly Cleary, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer – CMS U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC

H. Rusty Comley, JD, Watkins & Eager PLLC, Jackson, MS

Angelo Costas, MD, Michigan Avenue Internists, Chicago, IL

David A. Cranford, CPA, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Chattanooga, TN

Kathleen L. DeBruhl, JD, DeBruhl Haynes -The Health Law Group, New Orleans, LA

Craig DeRoche, Former Speaker of the House, Michigan, Novi, MI

Senator Dick Durbin, Chicago, IL

Andrea M. Ferrari, JD, Health Care Appraisers, Boca Raton, FL

Manuel Flores, JD, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago, IL

Layne S. Gakos, JD, Connecticut State Medical Society, North Haven, CT

Nicholas J. Gettas, MD Cigna, Richmond, VA

Michael Granston, JD, Director, United States Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Section, Commercial Litigation Branch, Washington, DC

Martin Guerrero, JD, MD, National Smart Healthcare Services, El Paso, TX

Denise E. Hanna, JD, Locke Lord, Washington, DC

Catherine I. Hanson, JD, Chief Strategic Solutions and National Networks Officer of Quality Value Health Systems, Tulsa, OK

Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., The Keckley Report, Chicago, IL

Terri D. Keville, JD, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Tony R. Maida, JD, McDermott, Will & Emery, New York, NY

Jennifer D. Malinovsky, JD, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Atlanta, GA

George Mayzell, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Vizient Southeast, Tampa, FL

Natalia Mazina, JD, Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel PC, San Francisco, CA

Michael J. McCarthy, JD, Cooper Health System, Camden, NJ

Amy J. McCullough, JD, Polsinelli PC, Atlanta, GA

Sean McKenna, JD, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Dallas, TX

Lisa Ohrin Wilson, JD, Senior Technical Advisor, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

Abby Pendleton, JD, The Health Law Partners PC, Southfield, MI

Lester J. Perling, JD, Broad & Cassel, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wendi Campbell Rogaliner, JD, Rogaliner Law, Dallas, TX

Mark E. Rust, JD, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago, IL

April E. Schweitzer, JD, Nixon Peabody LLP, Chicago, IL

Tina R. Shah, MD, MPH, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, CMMI Rep, Washington, DC

Sanford B. Teplitzky, JD, Baker Donelson, Baltimore, MD

Heather L. Westphal, JD, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Dennis A Wichern, Drug Enforcement Agency DEA Chicago Field Division, Chicago, IL

Jill Wright, JD, Foley & Lardner LLP, Washington, DC

Matthew Zimmerman, JD, MDVIP, Inc., Boca Raton, FL

Hotel Accommodations:
The Health Law Section has reserved a block of rooms at the InterContinental Hotel for arrivals beginning on June 7 and departures through Sunday, June 11.  Rooms will be available through Tuesday May 16, 2017 or until the room block has been filled at $259 single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes. Tell me more ...

CLE Information:
States typically decide whether a program qualifies for CLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.  For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. 

The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives credit for live, in-person programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Tell me more ...