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A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: Getting it Right at the Front End

February 12-13, 2015

Synopsis:
Identifying and Addressing Compliance Issues with ACO Funds Flow and Payments
While provider formation and participation in commercial and Medicare accountable care organizations continues to increase, due consideration should be given to the funding of and payments made through such organizations and the various legal implications. This session will walk through material issues presented by such funding and payments and discuss compliant best practices in addressing each.

Speaker(s): Thomas M. Donohoe

Organizer: HFMA

Venue: Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, CO - Get A Map

Webinar

Putting the Horse Behind the Cart: Understanding and Identifying Key Operational Challenges to Inform the Structuring of Physician/Hospital Arrangements

February 23, 2015 - 12:00-1:30 PM

Synopsis:
Over the past several years, hospitals and physicians have sought to align with one another using both traditional and more progressive models. In structuring these arrangements, counsel may typically show skill and confidence in developing and having the parties agree to such mutually beneficial models only to see the arrangements eventually fall apart due to faulty or failed implementation and/or operational efforts. These undesirable results can be avoided by a basic understanding of common operational issues that, when addressed in the structuring of the arrangement, may lead to smoother transitions and closer alignment between the parties. This webinar will address and discuss operational issues associated with both simple and more complex physician/hospital arrangements and what steps those structuring these arrangements can take to avoid them upon implementation.

Speaker(s): Thomas M. Donohoe

Organizer: American Health Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagement

Practical Health Retreat

February 26 - 28, 2015

Synopsis:
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman hosts the Practical Health Retreat to provide timely and practical information on health care topics relevant to hospital and health system board members and executives. Attendees will hear about trends in health care governance, management, and compliance; scenarios involving physician, payor, and other provider arrangements; and effective strategies for addressing the myriad of issues facing hospitals and health systems today.  

Speaker(s): Gregg M. Wallander, William H. Thompson, R. Terry Heath, Arthur F. deVaux

Organizer: Hall Render

Venue: Marco Beach Ocean Resort, Florida - Get A Map

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American College of Health Care Administrators 49th Annual Convocation & Exposition

April 12, 2015 - 1:30-3:00 PM

Synopsis:
Modern Family Liability: Impact of Filial Responsibility Laws
What happens when a person who is in need of long term care is not able to pay for it? Two state courts recently used "filial responsibility" laws to hold children liable for almost $200,000 of their parents' unpaid nursing home bills. Currently a majority of states have laws that can make adult children financially responsible for their parents' necessities of life, including unpaid medical and long term care bills, when the parents do not have the ability to pay for such necessities. While filial responsibility laws have rarely been enforced in the past, recent court decisions have used them to hold children liable for their parents' unpaid nursing home bills. Can you use this law? There will also be discussion of other options to collect past due accounts, especially if the resident has left the facility or has died.

Speaker(s): Sean J. Fahey

Organizer: American College of Health Care Administrators

Venue: The Grand Hyatt San Antonio, TX - Get A Map

Speaking Engagement

HCCA's 19th Annual Compliance Institute

April 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Synopsis:
How to Prepare for an OCR Audit

  • OCR HIPAA Audits are back! OCR has announced that it plans to survey 1200 entities and select 350 for audit in 2014. The typical HIPAA violation settlement is $1 million
  • This session will address OCR HIPAA Audits, recent enforcement actions, and how to utilize the OCR's Audit Protocol to assess your organization's compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Breach Notification and Security Rules
  • Learn what other "value-added" questions your organization should be asking itself to be prepared

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Callahan-Morris

Organizer: HCCA

Venue: Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin, FL - Get A Map

Speaking Engagement

HCCA's 19th Annual Compliance Institute

April 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Synopsis:
Compliance Risks for Provider-Based and Other Hospital-Based Provider Services

  • Summary of the requirements of the Medicare provider-based rule
  • Impact of the rule on billing Medicare and other payors
  • Role of Mid-Level Practitioners in provider based settings

Speaker(s): Regan E. Tankersley

Organizer: HCCA

Venue: Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin, FL - Get A Map

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The Four Pillars of the Healthcare Industry: A Review of the Reimbursement, Regulatory, Competitive, and Technological Environment for Healthcare Valuation

April 24, 2015 - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Synopsis:
The Impact of Competitive Forces
In the current era of healthcare reform, valuation professionals advising individuals and businesses should develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the history and the development of healthcare under the changing reimbursement, regulatory, competitive, and technological environment of the healthcare industry, as well as the unique dynamics of the business arrangements that comprise emerging healthcare organizations, in order to obtain the requisite background for forecasting the future performance of these enterprises, assets and services.
When developing an understanding of the forces and stakeholders that have the potential to drive healthcare markets, valuation professional must examine the professional practice’s enterprises, assets, and services as they relate to “The Four Pillars of the Healthcare Industry” i.e. reimbursement, regulatory, competition, and technology, as these four elements shape the professional practice-provider dynamic, while serving as a framework for analyzing the viability, efficiency, efficacy and productivity of healthcare organizations.

Speaker(s): Steven H. Pratt

Organizer: American Society of Appraisers

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LeadingAge Indiana 2015 Spring Conference & Trade Show

May 04, 2015 - 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Synopsis:
FMLA - What You Need to Know to Avoid Frustration
This session is designed for Human Resources professionals who have responsibility over leave administration and FMLA compliance. Jon will provide "a little legal background" and "a lot of practical guidance" regarding FMLA, which is always one of the most technically challenging areas of employment law compliance.

Speaker(s): Jonathan C. Bumgarner

Organizer: LeadingAge Indiana

Venue: Indiana Convention Center, IN - Get A Map

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LeadingAge Indiana 2015 Spring Conference & Trade Show

May 05, 2015 - 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Synopsis:
Discharge Strategies for Behavior and Failure to Pay
Involuntary discharge situations effect skilled nursing and assisted living facilities when residents, families and others are disruptive or abusive. Session will look at legal and operational aspects of these challenging events. Session will also address operational considerations, including risk and regulatory analysis as well as criminal and civil aspects. Session will also discuss the entire discharge process.

Speaker(s): Sean J. Fahey

Organizer: LeadingAge Indiana

Venue: Indiana Convention Center, IN - Get A Map