Recognized as one of the premier health law programs in the country, this annual forum addresses key issues impacting our practice area. Sessions will provide insight from health law providers, practitioners and regulators. This year’s forum made its return to in-person, featuring the topics you have been asking for and an esteemed list of panelists and health law experts from right here in Tennessee and beyond.
Living in strange times complicates life in general, but also seems to spawn unusual ethics dilemmas and potential violations! This panel will highlight developments from the last year as well as cases which will make you say, “they did what?” Come with your questions and join us for a stimulating and entertaining afternoon of ethics discussion.
Lucian Pera, Adams and Reese
Phil Pomerance, Best Practices Inpatient Care
Sheree Wright, Vanderbilt University
This session will provide an overview of research and clinical trials, featuring info on agreements, fraud & abuse laws, enforcement and regulatory considerations.
Dr. Liza-Marie Johnson, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Neerja Razdan, Bass Berry & Sims
This presentation will explore the current regulatory landscape governing home health providers at both the state and federal level, and challenges for providers in navigating this landscape in the face of recent economic and public health developments. The presentation will also focus on compliance and risk management strategies as new patient care mediums, such as telemedicine, are increasingly utilized in the home health industry. The presentation will touch briefly on related payor issues, government reimbursement, and opportunities for policy change in the near term.
Gabe Roberts, Roberts Consulting
Jesse Neil, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
This session will provide the intangibles of health care transactions for lawyers and industry leaders.
Chip Hutzler, Horne
Kim Looney, K&L Gates
The healthcare sector remains a top target for cybercriminals - both in terms of ransomware attacks and downstream fraud. This presentation delves into IT in healthcare from compliance, government enforcement, and cybercrime vantage points and provides practical suggestions to reducing risk.
Chris Sabis, Sherrard Roe
Rachel Rose, Attorney at Law
This panel will provide a high-level overview of the Dobbs decision, the resulting state landscape of abortion restrictions, a spotlight on Tennessee’s abortion laws and an overview of the interplay between EMTALA and state abortion restrictions. Finally, the panel will provide guidance on practical issues for providers, including counseling on options, abortion restrictions that extend to “aiding or abetting,” subpoenas and practical medical staff issues.
Anna Grizzle, Bass Berry & Sims
Caroline Reignley, McDermott Will & Emery
Dave Gacioch, McDermott Will & Emery
Julia Morris, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center
Amy Leopard, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Rob Gontarek, Aideo Technologies
Three experienced healthcare fraud litigators will provide updates on government enforcement and qui tam litigation. Panelists will also cover the most important healthcare fraud developments from the past year.
Brian Roark, Bass Berry & Sims
Kathryn Sasser, HCA Healthcare
This annual update will focus on hot topics impacting health care law from the 2021 special and 2022 regular sessions of the General Assembly and will also recap significant Tennessee state civil court cases and Attorney General Opinions affecting health care from the past year. Find out about the laws health lawyers need to know about such as where the state stands with COVID laws, significant CON updates, and why the abortion trigger law needs to be demystified.
Jerry Taylor, Thompson Burton
Mandy Young, Butler Snow
Yarnell Beatty, Tennessee Medical Association
Providers make decisions all the time that affect their governmental reimbursement. Some decisions may be highlighted as part of a transaction, thus affecting a buyer that is encumbered by the decisions of the seller, or that may be reflected in the sales price. These same decisions may have day-to-day operational and/or reimbursement impact for hospital operators. The presenters will discuss some of the key Medicare reimbursement and payment principles that impact hospital operations.
Andy Ruskin, K&L Gates
Holley Lutz, Dentons
Ramy Fayed, Dentons
Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee will summarize the major developments in healthcare fraud cases brought in their districts. They will also discuss trends that they are seeing in fraud cases across Tennessee.
Ellen Bowden McIntyre, US Attorney's Office M.D. of Tenn.
Rob McConkey, US Attorney's Office E.D. of Tenn.
Stuart Canale, US Attorney's Office W.D. of Tenn.
Tony Hullender, Medicaid Fraud and Integrity Unit, State of Tenn.
TBA welcomes the new Tennessee Department of Health commissioner who will discuss priorities of the administration.
Dr. Morgan McDonald, Interim Commissioner for Tennessee Department of Health
This session will provide an update of the latest Fraud and Abuse developments, including federal case law and settlements under the FCA, and OIG and CMS activity.
Kristin Bohl, Bass Berry & Sims
Robert Wells, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Sandy Teplitzky, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Travis Lloyd, Bass Berry & Sims