COVID-19 Disproportionate Impact on Minority Populations: An Update (March 24, 2022) - Purchase Recording
In a webinar last January, we discussed potential reasons why COVID-19 had a disproportionate impact on minority populations. Since then—despite vaccines, boosters, and more public health knowledge—CDC data continues to show that racial and ethnic minority groups continue to be at higher risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. This webinar discussed policy changes that stakeholders have implemented in an attempt to address this disproportionate impact, sometimes to little effect, and further explored causes for the disparities, including social determinants of health, vaccine hesitancy, and racial inequity.

COVID-19 Vaccination Approvals: A Legal and Bioethical Framework (February 24, 2022) - Purchase Recording
This webinar focused on the FDA vaccine approval process, how the practice of medicine permits offlabel uses for FDA-approved products, the challenges operating within the confines of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), and other life sciences aspects of using pharmaceuticals to quell the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists also addressed bioethical considerations regarding vaccines, vaccine mandates, and vaccine trials, including how EUAs may undermine clinical research and data collection.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations and the Response of Public Health (February 15, 2022) - Purchase Recording
This webinar discussed the response of tribal and migrant communities to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as actions uniquely available to these communities versus other communities. Discussion topics include: How were these communities able to engage in outreach actions to inform their constituents/tribal members? How did actions like road/gate closures impact the ability to keep community members safe? What were the unique obstacles to keeping these communities safe? How are providers and individuals able to build trust with authorities? Did any public health relationships/arrangements assist in keeping the communities safe or vaccinated?

Key Considerations and Updates for FEMA's Emergency Protective Measures (January 19, 2022) - Purchase Recording
The FEMA Emergency Protective Measures, which were adopted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, require that health facilities comply with various requirements within a complex regulatory framework that is often unfamiliar and burdensome, especially to non-profit medical service providers. Certain private non-profit organizations and state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities are generally eligible to receive funding for costs incurred to address the COVID-19 emergency under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program, but these entities must still satisfy certain eligibility, procurement, and contracting requirements. This webinar discussed updates in Federal guidance related to eligible COVID-19 costs and key considerations applicable to health facilities while providing practical advice for navigating requests for assistance and submissions of eligible costs.

Vaccines Mandates, Hospitals, and Medical Staffs (December 8, 2021) - Purchase Recording
In this webinar, panelists discussed vaccination laws, mandates, and how we see the future unfolding for hospitals and medical staffs across the country. Attendees will learn about the legal arguments regarding current vaccine mandates, the different approaches taken by various states, and the ethical components faced by physicians in this unprecedented landscape.

Vaccine Mandates: Where Do We Go From Here? (November 17, 2021) - Access Free Recording
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In the third webinar in this three-part series on vaccine mandates, the speakers answered pressing questions raised by the audience at the earlier webinars and discussed what could be on the horizon.

Private Equity and FMV Post COVID-19 (November 16, 2021)  - Purchase Recording
This webinar provided an overview of the current trends in private equity and health system acquisitions of physician practices and Fair Market Value considerations. In addition, the speakers addressed what is currently happening with private equity and what the future of private equity may entail after the Covid-19 pandemic. Lastly, the panelists addressed hot button issues including a discussion of various structural, regulatory, and business challenges and Fair Market Value considerations with different types of buyers and sellers.

Navigating Vaccine Mandates: Leadership, Legal, and Policy Insights (October 26, 2021) - Purchase Recording
In this webinar, a panel of speakers addressed the organizational challenges and approaches to the topic of COVID-associated personnel mandates against the ever-changing medico-legal landscape.

Vaccine Mandates: Health Care Organizations' Internal Vaccine Carrots & Sticks (October 20, 2021) - Access Free Recording
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In the second webinar in this three-part series on vaccine mandates, the speakers discussed key "carrots and sticks" associated with vaccine mandates in a health care organization and the implication of these on practice.

Vaccine Mandates: External Carrots & Sticks - Vaccination in the Health Care Workplace (September 23, 2021) - Access Free Recording
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This first webinar in the three-part series discussed the various "carrots" and "sticks" the government, payers, and other stakeholders use to influence vaccinations, and the compliance implications of state and federal statutes, caselaw, and regulatory guidance.

Quarantines, Masks, Vaccines, and Emergency Orders: What Does the Law Allow After 2020? (September 1, 2021) - Purchase Recording
State and local governments have had broad public health police powers since the seminal case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts in 1905. Employers have likewise been given certain leeway and responsibility to regulate activity to protect health and safety. This webinar explored how public health police powers were utilized, challenged, and evolved during the COVID-19 public health emergency and where the law stands for the future.

COVID-19 Liabilities and Government Enforcement (July 13, 2021) - Purchase Recording
2020’s COVID-19 pandemic has provided opportunities for health care providers to recoup some of the damage the pandemic caused, primarily through CARES Act funding and other government waivers and programs. The funding, adverse outcomes, and related regulatory issues associated with the pandemic proved to be a host for new liabilities, fraud theories, new announcements from the DOJ and some new enforcement priorities, including an HHS Working Group designed to assist with priorities such as COVID-19 funding.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Employment Law Considerations for Health Care Employers (March 24, 2021) - Purchase Recording
This webinar addressed the numerous employment law considerations implicated by employee vaccination programs with a focus on health care employers, including discrimination and EEO, wage and hour, privacy, workplace safety, and more.

COVID-19 One Year Later: Progress Made, Progress Remaining (March 10, 2021) - Purchase Recording
It’s been a year of health plans’ continued response to COVID-19 and its effects on their members, their communities, and the nation. In addition, we anticipate significant shifts in the country’s legislative and regulatory agenda with the transfer of power to the Biden Administration and the Democratic 117th Congress. The panelists in this webinar explored a range of issues facing health plans as they continue to support the immediate and ongoing COVID-19 response and well beyond as we return to normalcy.

In the Wake of COVID-19: An Update on Employment Law Issues as the Pandemic Progresses (March 9, 2021) - Purchase Recording
Although many employers in the health care industry have continued to operate throughout the pandemic, many have done so with a reduced workforce or scaled-down operations. Now that more and more employers are back to the workplace, employers face a variety of issues, including: the current federal, state, and local guidelines or mandates health care employers must follow with respect to COVID-19; the employment litigation trends with respect to COVID-related claims; how employers should handle new requests for COVID-related accommodations or leave; and the future of remote work in the health care industry.

Diversity in the Health Care Workforce and Taking Stock of the Legal Risks After COVID-19 (February 9, 2021) - Purchase Recording
The discussion focused 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, affected 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) - Purchase Recording
This on-demand webinar discussed 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) - Purchase Recording
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 on-demand webinar discussed 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) - Purchase Recording
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 consisted of professionals who have been advising hospitals on how to manage the compliance and accounting risks posed by these changing guidelines. We discussed 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 provided 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 evaluated 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 was designed to examine the manner in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the fair market value of real estate transactions. The session included 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 on-demand webinar was 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 covered 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 on-demand webinar addressed 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 on-demand webinar discussed our move toward the "new normal" and steps that health care leaders can take to avoid future fraud and abuse and compliance headaches. Panelists discussed 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 on-demand webinar discussed 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.