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Program Information


We will offer 41 in-depth sessions covering operations, antitrust, fraud enforcement, and more. In addition, 5 sessions will be offered on demand, where attendees can watch the presentation on their own time. The difference between a live session and an on-demand session is the live sessions include an interactive speaker/attendee question and answer feature. 

Continuing education credits (CLE, CPE, and CCB) are available for the sessions being presented on June 28-30, 2021 as well as for any on-demand sessions that you watch.

Monday, June 28, 2021

11:00-11:15 pm EDT | General Session

Welcome and State of the Association

11:15 am-1:30 pm EDT | General Session
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)
1. Year in Review
Robert G. Homchick
Kristen B. Rosati
Michael F. Schaff
12:15-12:30 pm Stand up and Stretch Break
1. Year in Review (12:30-1:30 pm Continued)
Robert G. Homchick
Kristen B. Rosati
Michael F. Schaff
1:45-2:45 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)

2. A Model for Building Health Equity - Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Value Based Payment
Heidi Arthur
Arthur J. Fried
Giovanna Rogow


3. Transforming Primary Care: Direct Contracting Entity
James M. Daniel
Clive Fields, MD


4. Immediate Suspension Orders: DEA and Registrant Perspectives
Gerald C. Canaan, II
Paul A. Dean

  5. Not Everything Is Illegal! Mitigating Risk by Clearly Distinguishing Between Regulatory Requirements and Guidance 
Michelle Bergholz Frazier
David M. Glaser
6. Legal Ethics in a Pandemic: Lawyer vs. Ethicist
Joanne E. Joiner
Teresa A. Williams
3:00-4:00 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)

7. Stark Law Reform: Shift from Volume to a Value-Based World
Troy A. Barsky
Kimberly Brandt


8. Health Care Governance in the Real World: What National Surveys Are Telling Us
Anne M. Murphy
Kathryn G. Peisert
Michael W. Peregrine

9. Now Trending in Behavioral Health: Integration Strategy, Regulatory Compliance, and Transactions
Clint Flume
Jeanna P. Gunville
  10. Where Quality Meets Research: Emerging Strategies, Opportunities, and Risks of Integrated Clinical Records
Christi J. Braun
Rebecca M. Schaefer
11. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and the Health Care Industry: A Case Study in Regulatory, Privacy, Ethical, and Liability Risks and Implications
Sarina Rivera
Mildred Segura
Sheea Sybblis
4:00-5:00 pm EDT 

Networking and Engagement 

Pick your table, pick a topic, find your friends…move through the virtual room during the hour. 
Pre-registration required. Will be held on the Remo Platform.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

10:00-10:45 am EDT

Coffee and Conversations 

Pick your table, pick a topic, find your friends…move through the virtual room during the hour. 
Pre-registration required. Will be held on the Remo Platform.

11:00 am-12:00 noon EDT | General Session
(Pre-recorded session)
12. Keynote Address
Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Christi A. Grimm 
12:15-1:15 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)

13. Deep Dive: Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance in Hospital/Physician Transactions
Kim Harvey Looney
Michael E. Paulhus


14. Ensuring Mental Health Parity During and After a Pandemic
Brad Lerner
David Lloyd

15. Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law and Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Lindsay P. Holmes
Roger N. Morris
  16. Sponsorship vs. Mentorship 202—Committing to Success 
Priya J. Bathija
Almeta E. Cooper
Jennifer M. Nelson Carney
Trent Stechschulte
17. The No Surprises Act: What to Expect and How to Comply
Eric Chan
Wendy Soe-McKeeman
1:15-1:45 pm EDT

Visit the Sponsors

1:45-2:45 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)

18. Racial and Gender Disparities in Health Care: The Role of Legal Counsel in Leveling the Playing Field
Elizabeth Connolly
Ann K. Ford


19. Case Study—How to Align Incentives and Achieve Coordinated Care in the Post-Pandemic World
Stewart Kameen
Albert ("Chip") Hutzler
Trestney Manning

20. Inappropriate/Unprofessional Physician Conduct: Why It Happens and How to Address It from the Peer Review, Clinical, and Employment Perspective
Alexis L. Angell
Elizabeth Grace
Amy F. Shulman
  21. Hospices and Long Term Care Facilities: Synergy and Conflict with COVID and Beyond
Melissa Crothers
Emily M. Park
22. Legal Ethics Considerations of Conducting Privileged, Crisis-Response Investigations of Health Care-Related Cyberattacks
Dawn R. Crumel
Todd Presnell
3:00-4:15 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)

23. Hot Topics in Fraud and Abuse
Susan Edwards
Michael Granston
Robert Salcido


24. Being on Your Best Behavior: Examining Problematic Antitrust Conduct
Vic Domen
Dionne C. Lomax
Peter J. Mucchetti
Tracy Wertz

25. Managing Conflicts Across the Institution: Reducing Silos to Mitigate Risk
Amanda Ferguson
Hoyt Y. Sze
Max C. Weber
  26. Masterclass in Digital Health Technologies and Emerging Legal Issues
Suzanne Y. Bell
Stephen Evans
Ryan S. Johnson
27. Evolving Enforcement and Regulatory Trends in Telehealth
Karen Corbett
Nicole A. Liffrig Molife


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

10:00-11:00 am EDT

Visit the Sponsors

11:00 am-12:00 noon EDT | General Session
28. Keynote Address: Tech Innovation and Disruption in the Health Care Ecosystem: Impact on Patient Experience and Outcomes
Indu Subaiya
This general session is sponsored by FTI Consulting.
12:15-1:15 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)

29. The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year: How Did We Do and Where Do We Go From Here? Understanding the Strides and Obstacles to Diversity and Inclusion Through the Lens of COVID
Komal Chokshi
Andrea Ferrari
Clevonne ("Vonne") Jacobs


30. Arbitration of Out-of-Network Billing Disputes: A Survey of Newly Adopted State Regimes
Mitchell Hasenkampf
Evan Neadel

31. Life after the Public Health Emergency "PHE"
Lisa D. Vandecaveye
Cynthia F. Wisner
  32. The Lure of Distant Shores: The Legal Implications of Using Overseas Contractors
Daniel F. Shay
33. 2021 Tax Law Update
Michael N. Fine
Gerald M. Griffith
1:30-2:45 pm EDT | Extended Concurrent Sessions
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)

34. Get Your Group in Order: Ensuring Group Practice Compliance with the Physician Self-Referral Law 
Nicholas Alarif
Albert W. Shay
Lisa Ohrin Wilson


35. Developing and Sustaining Telemedicine Programs in a Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Environment—Regulatory and Practical Perspectives on Standing Up a Telehealth System
Alexa B. Kimball
Adam Haynes Laughton 

36. Looking Forward: Employment Law Under the Biden Administration
Rachel Freyman
Mark E. Tabakman
  37. Getting Your Deal Through: How to Advance Systemness, Promote Integrated Care Delivery, and Successfully Defend Vertical and Horizontal Transactions
Meg Guerin-Calvert
Jeffrey A. Kraut
Bevin M.B. Newman
3:00-4:00 pm EDT | Concurrent Sessions
(Pre-recorded session with live chat feature)

38. Everything You Wanted to Know About Federal Investigations but Were Afraid to Ask
Miranda Hooker
David S. Schumacher
Amanda P.M. Strachan


39. Managing Your Cybersecurity Incident Response: Tales from the Trenches
Sherri Davidoff
Peter Enko
Meghan O’Connor

40. Partnering with Life Sciences Companies in a Value-Based World
Mike Dreyfuss
Eric Greig
  41. Vaccine Successes and Challenges During the Pandemic: Looking Forward With Hope from the Provider, FDA, and Phrma Perspectives
Richardae Araojo
Michelle Johnson Tidjani
Sharon Lamberton


On-Demand Offerings

(Sessions are pre-recorded; no live chat feature; available Saturday, June 26 for on demand viewing)
I. Using Mindfulness to Help Address Attorney Burnout and Stress, Mental Health Challenges, Substance Use Disorder, or Cognitive Impairment
Scott Bennett
Gerard M. Nussbaum
II. Burgers, Fries and…Botox? Franchising a Health Care Provider
Jesse A. Berg
III. State and Federal Regulation of PBMs: ERISA Preemption and PBM Policy Post-Rutledge
Urmila Paranjpe Baumann
Kristyn B. DeFilipp
IV. Why “Best Practice” Separates Legal from Compliance
Ellen M. Hunt
Jack Rovner
V. The Patient Engagement and Support Safe Harbor and Independent Charity Approaches to Helping Patients​
Timothy P. Blanchard
Jennifer Michael
Heather Westphal
Continuing Education for the Annual Meeting

Sessions covering beginner to advance, including ethics, will offer you the opportunity to obtain your CLE, CPE, and CCB credits from AHLA. The number of credits being offered will vary.

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What is a Virtual Program?

Technology allows us to connect in a powerful way. Since we are unable to travel, we are hosting a virtual conference to bring the profession together to meaningfully share and learn from each other. 

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Thank You to Our Annual Meeting Sponsors

If your organization is interested in sponsoring AHLA's Annual Meeting, please contact Valerie Eshleman.