What Hospitals Need to Know About Disparities in Women’s and Maternal Health Care After COVID

Date: January 12, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

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. Causes of morbidity and mortality for women, expectant mothers, and babies are complex and include lack of consistent access to comprehensive care and persistent racial and economic disparities in health and health care. During this pandemic, vulnerable populations, including pregnant women, new mothers and their babies, and women who are caretakers, face heighted risk due to the social, economic, and clinical complexities of managing the spread and treatment of infectious disease. 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

Date: December 10, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

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.

Post-Acute Care: What Is the Future Likely to Bring?

Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm ET

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted the entire post-acute care sector, including the long term care, home health, and hospice industries. New financial pressures, regulatory changes, enhanced risk factors, and other marketplace and governmental pressures will continue to impact how post-acute care services are provided in this and the next decade. A panel of experts composed of the CEOs of the three leading associations representing the providers within these three industries will provide insights into likely future developments and the issues those developments will present health care lawyers and their post-acute clients. This webinar presents a rare opportunity to hear from the experts covering the entire post-acute care sector.

COVID-19 Impact on Fair Market Value in Real Estate Transactions

Date: December 1, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

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

Recorded: November 18, 2020

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

Recorded: November 4, 2020

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

Recorded: October 27, 2020

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

Recorded: October 22, 2020

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.