White Paper Directory
Health Law Disruption: 2030 and Beyond
AHLA created a 2030 Task Force in July 2019 to research anticipated changes in the health care and health law industries over the next ten years. To facilitate a constructive dialogue among stakeholders involved in the continually evolving health care industry, AHLA is sharing with the public and the health law community a White Paper that is based on and expands the Task Force’s analyses and findings.
“Disruptive innovators,” such as new providers, new care delivery models, new technology, and increased access to health law resources, are likely to feature prominently in the future. At the same time, there is an active innovation and evolution process taking place in health care and health law. The White Paper discusses the top trends driving that evolution and innovation, which we anticipate will occur in the health care and health law industries over the next ten years.
Also see our Navigating Health Law Disruption video docuseries, that delves further into the pressures behind the industry trends covered in the White Paper and brings in voices from thought leaders who are helping to reshape both the health care and health law industries.
Past White Papers
Fraud and Abuse
Beneficiary Inducements in an Evolving Market: Assessing the Risks, Understanding the Benefits, and Drawing the Lines
In October 2013, AHLA’s Public Interest Committee held a convener session to engage in a discussion of prohibitions on inducements to beneficiaries found in the federal Anti-kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Law. Participants represented a wide variety of backgrounds, including in-house counsel; attorneys in private practice who work primarily with hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and/or long term care facilities; counsel engaged in patient advocacy, including the AARP; and attorneys now in the private sector who formerly worked in government services on behalf of both regulatory and enforcement agencies.
The purpose of the convener session was to consider what, if any, changes to these laws or additional guidance from the government might be beneficial in light of both the current structure of the health care delivery system and the implications of health care reform. Representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, and the Office of the Inspector General observed, but did not participate in, the discussion. The Public Interest Committee published a white paper, which sets forth a summary of the discussion, presenting policy issues as well as practical considerations.
Health Care Finance and Transactions
2020 Health Care Financial Management Resource Guide
We are pleased to offer our business partners the opportunity to profile their expertise on a wide range of health care financial management issues in the 2020 Health Care Financial Management Resource Guide:
- Post-Pandemic Crisis Affiliation: What is the New Normal? (Coker Group)
- How Much is Your Data Worth? (Duff & Phelps)
- Avoiding the “New Normal” Trap: Maintaining the Integrity of Fair Market Value and the Compliance Process Through the Pandemic (HMS Valuation Partners)
- Navigating Through Uncertain Times: Health Care Financial Management During a Time of Crisis (JTaylor)
- Guide to Financial Arrangements of Health Care Management Services Organizations (Weaver)
- Capital Financing During Uncertainty: How Due Diligence Helps Streamline the Process and Improve the Outcome (Wipfli LLP)
This Resource Guide contains valuable analyses and commentaries on significant financial management issues from leading health care experts. We are pleased to publish this collection of timely, practical, and valuable articles for the benefit of our members and the broader health law community, and we are pleased to add this resource to our impressive array of products and services. Thank you to each of our sponsors for making this possible.
2020 Health Care Transactions Resource Guide
Once again, we are pleased to offer our business partners the opportunity to profile their expertise on a wide range of health care transaction issues in the 2020 Health Care Transactions Resource Guide:
- Pursuing the Private Equity Model for Hospital-Physician Transactions—A Viable Option (Coker Group)
- Anesthesia Subsidy Assessment: Fair Market Value and Beyond (HSG)
- Health Care Reimbursement Trends: A Driver of Consolidation and Affiliation (JTaylor)
- Brand for Your Buck: Leveraging Brand as an Asset in Healthcare Alliances (PYA)
- Real Estate Due Diligence Considerations for Health Care Merger and Acquisition Transactions (RTG)
- Why Fraud-Based Due Diligence Is Critical in M&A—And the Steps to Take (Wipfli LLP)
Health Policy and Administration
State Civil Commitment Laws: A White Paper
On April 24, 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the American Health Lawyers Association hosted a convener session on state civil commitment law issues. Experts from around the country gathered for a day-long meeting to identify the most pressing issues and discuss possible solutions. The participants in attendance represented a diversity of backgrounds, expertise, and viewpoints on the issue. Convener participants were all individuals who handle matters related to state mental health laws, and they presented their individual viewpoints on the subject.
The Opioid Crisis: Understanding the Complexities, Acknowledging the Challenges, and Exploring Possible Solutions
On September 25, 2018, AHLA hosted a convener session at American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, DC to address the national crisis of opioid-related harm. Twenty experts from around the country gathered for a day-long meeting to identify the most pressing issues and discuss possible solutions. The white paper featured on AHLA's opioid crisis hub page captures the major themes and recurring issues that convener participants, with their diverse experience, expertise, and perspectives, discussed and debated during the day-long session.
Objectivity v. Commercialization—AMC Institutional Conflict of Interests in Research: An Academic Discussion
In support of scientific research, society places value on two potentially inconsistent objectives: promoting objectivity in the scientific process while simultaneously promoting commercialization of the results of that process. These potentially inconsistent objectives at the institutional level will be explored in an interactive discussion between individuals representing academic medical centers and participants from research and government agencies.
On January 27, 2011, a panel of experts held an academic discussion around a set of hypothetical scenarios regarding the issues that emerge when academic medical centers engage in medical research.
A summary of the academic collaborative discussion is presented here in this white paper.
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