Education Catered to your Expertise
A cornerstone of AHLA membership, Practice Groups connect professionals who share similar work settings or focus areas. By joining a Practice Group, you gain access to valuable tools and education, as well as a diverse network of professionals from around the country who have a shared commitment to building their knowledge and leadership experience.
Each Practice Group provides exclusive access to a Topical Library of resources and publications to support its members in meeting the unique challenges of their discipline. Created by member volunteers, these resources can support you day to day in researching laws and statutes, drafting legal documents and contract, and providing legal counsel to clients. Some of our most popular resources include:
- State Health Care Fraud Law Toolkit: 50-State Survey With Summaries and Links
- Medicare and Medicaid Research Toolkit
- Clinical Trial Agreements Toolkit
- Health Care Antitrust Practitioner's Guide
- Behavioral Health Subpoena Response Toolkit
- Corporate Governance Toolkit
- Health Information Technology Contracting Toolkit
- Health Care Real Estate Lease Toolkit
- Managed Care Contracting Toolkit
The Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group helps you monitor new developments in the laws, rules, regulations, and enforcement actions relevant to academic medical center and teaching hospital settings.
The Antitrust Practice Group helps you understand public and private enforcement activity and competition policy affecting all sectors of the health care industry, including health care providers, health insurers, and medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
The Behavioral Health Practice Group is committed to advancing the understanding of laws impacting behavioral health, including the delivery of and reimbursement for such services. A complex framework of federal and state laws provides unique challenges to health care providers and payers of behavioral health services. The Practice Group monitors and evaluates these laws and developments through publications and educational programming so that AHLA members are better equipped to advise their clients and organizations.
The Business Law and Governance Practice Group helps you monitor the financial, regulatory, and operational issues faced by for-profit and nonprofit entities in the health care industry.
The Fraud and Abuse Practice Group helps you stay informed about fraud and abuse compliance issues and developments in enforcement activity.
The Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group addresses issues that encompass all areas of potential liability that affect health care providers, suppliers, and manufacturers, and keeps its membership current on developments in the litigation and trial of health care disputes involving hospitals, payers, integrated delivery systems, and individual physicians, as well as manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics.
The Health Information and Technology Practice Group helps you master the legal, technological, and operational issues that you need to know to meet your clients' needs.
The Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group addresses the legal, financial, and operational issues raised by health care business strategies and transactions from the perspective of hospitals and health systems.
The In-House Counsel Practice Group keeps you informed on the day-to-day, practical legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of laws and regulations to the operations of health care providers, payers, regulators, manufacturers, and suppliers. We also provide resources and connections into unique issues faced by in-house counsel relative to legal department operations and the business of providing effective and meaningful in-house legal representation.
The Labor and Employment Practice Group monitors industry concerns as they relate to employers in the health care and life science industries, including all health care providers, facilities, payers, suppliers, and manufacturers.
The Life Sciences Practice Group keeps you informed on food and drug law regulations and addresses issues related to third-party payment and reimbursement, products liability, clinical trials, and research.
The Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group provides a forum for those who represent and advise the individual health care professional, the collective medical or professional staff, and/or the health care entity with issues regarding the organization and operations of medical and professional staffs in health care entities and organizations.
The Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group keeps you up to date on all legal issues concerning health plans, insurers, third-party administrators, pharmacy benefit managers, and other hybrid organizations.
The Physician Organizations Practice Group addresses issues encountered in physician-hospital joint ventures and contractual arrangements, credentialing practices, physician group practice structures, compensation methodologies, and the professional liability insurance crisis.
The Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group keeps you informed on the most up to date and relevant case law, legislative initiatives, and important trends across the entire spectrum of long term care services.
The Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group keeps you informed on the most up to date and relevant issues related to reimbursement and coverage, including Medicare and other government payer laws, regulations, and instructions, as well as issues related to health care organizational accreditation such as the Joint Commission and other accrediting entity standards.
The Tax and Finance Practice Group helps you master the legal, financial, tax, and operational issues that you need to know to meet your clients' needs.
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