AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

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    Sheraton New Orleans
    500 Canal Street
    New Orleans
    Louisiana, 70130

    We are pleased to be participating in and speaking at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute taking place Monday, February 5, 2018 through Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Partner Peter Pavarini will be co-presenting with Michael Schaff of Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the topic of “A Real-World Look at Private Equity Investments in Health Care: What It Means for Providers.” Their topic will focus on:

    • Why private equity (PE) is interested in physician practices
    • The typical terms of a PE investment
    • How structure is impacted by corporate practice of medicine and other regulatory issues
    • What this means for the industry generally
    • Case study and the perspectives of the parties

    On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, during the Health Information Technology Track, partner Elliot Golding will be co-presenting with Seth Carmody from the US Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health in the Office of the Center Director Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures and Joanne Joiner with Integris Health. Their session is 10:30 a.m. - noon on the topic of “Murder, Mayhem and Medical Devices: Liability for Patient Harm and Other Consequences when Internet-Connected Medical Devices are Hacked.” They will focus on: 

    • Identification of privacy and security laws applicable to medical devices
    • Potential threats to medical devices and the systems that connect them (e.g., bioterrorism, ransomware, etc.)
    • Types of potential civil and criminal liability if a medical device is compromised or misused (particularly if used to harm patients)
    • FDA’s current approach to medical device security including public vulnerability disclosure
    • Suggestions to help manage cyber risk and liability

    In-depth breakout sessions at the Institute will focus on legal challenges faced by physicians and their counsel, the legal challenges faced by hospitals and health systems and their counsel, and the legal issues of interest to both segments of the healthcare delivery system. Topic areas covered at this program include compliance, fair market value, fraud, transactions, and payment. A track of eleven sessions on February 7 will again focus on health information and technology, such as big data, EHR, cybersecurity, integrated health information records.

    • Topics on the full three-day program will include:Lessons Learned from Leasing the Physician Practice to the Hospital or Health System: The Life Cycle of PSAs and More
    • A Real-World Look at Private Equity Investments in Health Care: What It Means for Providers
    • MACRA 2.0: Navigating the New Course of QPP in CY2018 and Beyond
    • 2018 and Beyond: New Ways Providers Are Using Telemedicine and Digital Health
    • Strange Bedfellows or Successful Business: Navigating New Payer-Provider Arrangements
    • Ensuring Safety and Compliance during Difficult Patient Encounters

    For additional information, or to register, please go to the AHLA site.