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Healthcare Law

05.13.11

This program will provide an overview of the changes and regulatory developments in healthcare law, including Accountable Care Organizations. The program will also discuss current market trends, valuation methodologies, and current legal issues in healthcare M&A and joint ventures. Also included will be a roundtable discussion by former prosecutors and experienced defense counsel of issues related to government investigations, white collar defense strategies and healthcare governance and compliance.

Cahaba Grand Conference Center
Birmingham, AL
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-- 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Health Care Legal Update:

Moderator: Professor William S. Brewbaker III, The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa

Participants:

  • Howard T. Wall III, Capella Healthcare, Franklin, TN
  • Stephen L. Page, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville, TN
  • Kim Harvey Looney, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville, TN
  • Michelle Marsh LifePoint Health LLC, Franklin, TN

This session will cover the past year’s top developments in healthcare law, legal cases and regulatory developments – in areas such as fraud and abuse, Stark, government audits, physician/hospital relationships, nursing, EMTALA, HIPAA, E-Discovery, non-profit hospital tax issues, etc. This would be designed to be a fast pace update of current legal happenings of note.

9:45 – 10:00 BREAK

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Accountable Care Organizations

Participants:

  • Susan Dominick Doughton, Dominick Feld Hyde PC, Birmingham
  • J. Reginald Hill, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville, TN
  • David C. Head, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville, TN

Panel discussion of what an ACO is, what it takes to have one, the structural alternatives, governance, physician involvement, antitrust considerations, fraud and abuse and implications for both for-profit and non-profit hospitals and other healthcare providers.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mergers and Acquisitions Activity in the For-Profit and Non-Profit Hospital and Other Healthcare Industries

Participants:

  • Joseph A. Sowell III, Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN
  • J. William Morrow, Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN
  • George W. Bishop III, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville, TN
  • Gregg B. Everett, Alabama Hospital Association, Montgomery

Panel discussion of current market trends, valuation methodologies, and legal issues in healthcare M&A and joint ventures, including issues specific to municipal and other non-profit hospitals.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch/keynote speaker: U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper, U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC (provided Congress is Not is Session that Day)

The State and Future of Healthcare Reform

Lunch provided at Cahaba Grand

1:00 – 1:15 BREAK

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Payors, Plans and Managed Care Update

Participants:

  • Tony Hullender, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
  • Michael L. Patterson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Paul S. Davidson, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, Nashville, TN

The impact of healthcare reform and a discussion of current issues relating to insurance companies, managed care and other payors, including litigation issues.

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions and White Collar Defense in Healthcare

Moderator: Professor Pam Bucy Pierson, The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa

Participants:

  • Alice Martin, RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Brentwood, TN
  • Richard W. Westling, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville, TN
  • William C. Athanas, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Birmingham
  • Lloyd C. Peeples, US Attorney’s Office - Northern District of Alabama, Birmingham

A roundtable discussion by former prosecutors and experienced defense counsel of issues intersecting governmental actions involving healthcare providers, white collar defense strategies and healthcare governance and compliance.

$299 Download materials/flash drive ONLY

Save money by printing the materials yourself. 48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a code for downloading and printing the written materials. At the seminar you will receive a copy of the materials on USB flash drive.

$340 Printed materials
CLE Alabama will provide you at the seminar a bound notebook of the written materials.

$350 Late registration
(within five days of the seminar) At the seminar you will receive the materials on flash drive. If you register more than 24 hours in advance you will receive a code for downloading and printing the written materials to bring with you.