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October 25, 2023

Chair's Column

Physician Legal Issues Conference: Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Conference -An Excellent Educational and Networking Experience

By Adrienne Dresevic, The Health Law Partners, Farmington Hills, MI

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I just attended the Health Law Section’s Physician Legal Issues: Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Conference, which is held every year in Chicago. I not only learned a lot but also had a blast networking with friends and colleagues.

There were so many excellent sessions covering a wide array of timely topics. Although a scary topic for me, I did pick up a few important lessons from the session on AI in Healthcare. This was a major feat for someone like me who at times is technology-challenged. (I write my chair’s column using a felt-tip marker.)

Conference attendees were educated on recent trends in healthcare enforcement, including a focus on pandemic fraud lab testing and private equity investment in healthcare ventures.

Other topics covered in Chicago included development of value-based models, patient data concerns, Medicare revocation and suspension issues, updates regarding the No Surprise Act, tackling healthcare disparities, rules relating to auxiliary personnel, vendor onboarding, and reproductive healthcare.

I want to thank all the speakers for their great contributions to the conference.

Also, a special shout-out is needed for all the Health Law Section’s generous sponsors, who are a significant reason the conference continues to be a success!

Co-chairs Jessica Gustafson and Heather Baroni and the planning committee members did a tremendous job of giving attendees a great educational networking experience.

The last day of the conference included a Remembrance Run through Millennial Park, where we had an opportunity to commemorate Health Law Section leaders and staff who we have lost this year. This had special meaning to me as it conjured up many so many special moments that I had with our friends who have passed too soon. I will forever be grateful for the special times I had with them.

I encourage you to mark your calendars for next September so you can attend PLI next year.

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