Diversity in the Health Care Workforce and Taking Stock of the Legal Risks After COVID-19 (February 9, 2021, 2:00-3:30 PM ET) - Register
The discussion will focus on the knowledge gained and the changes made in the months since the pandemic started, and how recent developments, such as new Department of Labor regulations issued September 11, affect who qualifies for emergency paid sick leave and other benefits covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other existing laws.

Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Populations (January 27, 2021, 2:00-3:30 PM ET) - Register
According to CDC data, non-Hispanic Black persons account for 23% of the U.S. population, but are 5 times as likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 than non-Hispanic white persons. Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons are also 5 times as likely, and Hispanic or Latino persons are 4 times more likely than their non-Hispanic neighbors to be hospitalized due to COVID-19. This webinar will discuss some of the potential reasons for the disproportionate impact—access to testing, treatment, and information; longstanding mistrust of health care institutions; lack of health care fluency or advocacy; and adoption (or lack thereof) of telemedicine modalities—and potential ramifications for failing to address these differences if and when a vaccine is made available, or when the next pandemic emerges and we realize that we did not learn from these very difficult lessons.

The Latest in Financial Stabilization and Recovery Options for Hospitals and Health Care Businesses Post-COVID (January 26, 2021, 2:00-3:30 PM ET) - Register
The COVID-19 public health emergency has dramatically altered the operations and finances of most health care entities. For the many rural and safety net hospitals that were already in financial distress prior to the public health emergency, as well as the many that were not, COVID-19 is a complication that continues to have challenging impacts on how they finance and deliver care. Even after the public health emergency ends, 2021 may be a challenging year for hospitals and other health care providers as they recover from the unprecedented needs and disruptions of 2020. One estimate is that most hospitals would have to run at 110% capacity for six straight months to make back what was lost—a near impossibility. Based on a series of case studies, this webinar will discuss the go-forward options and related legal pitfalls for hospitals and other providers that are struggling, but still needed to provide and/or expand care in the community.

Changing Guidance on the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (January 21, 2021, 2:00-3:30 PM ET) - Recording Coming Soon
The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) has been a lifeline for many hospitals and other health care providers, but compliance with the PRF’s Terms and Conditions and statutory requirements can be a challenge, in part because guidance from HHS continues to evolve rapidly. Our panel consists of professionals who have been advising hospitals on how to manage the compliance and accounting risks posed by these changing guidelines. We will discuss the most recent PRF compliance guidance from HHS, identifying the questions answered, the questions left open, and the new questions created for hospitals concerning acceptable use and reporting of PRF distributions.

What Hospitals Need to Know About Disparities in Women’s and Maternal Health Care After COVID (January 12, 2021) - Purchase Recording
As health care transitions to value-driven models and the global pandemic highlights the importance of a strong public health system that addresses the needs of vulnerable populations, issues in women’s health, including pregnancy and care for babies and children, are pressing concerns for hospitals, health systems, physicians, and those they serve. This session will provide an overview of recent legislative and regulatory actions and proposals, how they may develop, and what they may mean for providers and patients in this time of pandemic.

Health Care M&A: Before, During, and After COVID-19 (December 10, 2020) - Purchase Recording
This panel discussion will evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions in health care, with particular attention to distressed transactions and valuation issues.

COVID-19 Impact on Fair Market Value in Real Estate Transactions (December 1, 2020) - Purchase Recording
This session is designed to examine the manner in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the fair market value of real estate transactions. The session will include a discussion of: Stark law waivers—any ability to reduce or waive rent; fair market value for additional cleaning, PPE or technology and equipment due to the pandemic; requests for changes to floor plans in order to maintain social distancing requirements or changes to space and effect on FMV; and more.

Great Minds Think Alike—FMV Challenges in Light of COVID (November 18, 2020) - Purchase Recording
The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on the pandemic’s impact on market benchmarking and physician compensation fair market value (FMV) assessment in 2021 and beyond. Industry experts will cover such topics as: the federal regulatory response to the pandemic; industry provider compensation response to the pandemic; anticipated pandemic impacts on 2021 market benchmark survey data; and more.

Virtual Medical Staff Hearings in the Time of COVID (November 4, 2020) - Purchase Recording
In the time of COVID, hospitals and physicians are participating in virtual, remote medical staff peer review hearings. This webinar will address the logistical, strategic, and technical aspects of holding such hearings virtually.

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Fraud and Abuse Compliance Strategies Six Months In (October 27, 2020) - Purchase Recording
This webinar will discuss our move toward the "new normal" and steps that health care leaders can take to avoid future fraud and abuse and compliance headaches. Panelists will discuss compliance strategies, the current state of the fraud and abuse laws, the mechanics and potential sunset of key actions (including the Stark blanket waivers), evolving telehealth requirements, CARES Act relief funding, COVID-19 related billing issues, and other hot button topics.

COVID-19: Physician Practice Acquisitions and Divestitures (October 22, 2020) - Purchase Recording
This webinar will discuss physician practice acquisitions and divestitures during the COVID-19 pandemic, including current and anticipated trends and legal and practical considerations for mitigating legal and business risk.