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The American Health Law Association (AHLA) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field with nearly 14,000 members. As part of its educational mission, AHLA's Speaking of Health Law podcasts offer thoughtful analysis and insightful commentary on the legal and policy issues affecting the health care system. AHLA is committed to ensuring equitable access to our educational content. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. If you experience accessibility issues, please contact accessibility@americanhealthlaw.org.

The American Health Law Association (AHLA) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field with nearly 14,000 members. As part of its educational mission, AHLA's Speaking of Health Law podcasts offer thoughtful analysis and insightful commentary on the legal and policy issues affecting the health care system. AHLA is committed to ensuring equitable access to our educational content. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. If you experience accessibility issues, please contact accessibility@americanhealthlaw.org.

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The American Health Law Association (AHLA) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field with nearly 14,000 members. As part of its educational mission, AHLA's Speaking of Health Law podcasts offer thoughtful analysis and insightful commentary on the legal and policy issues affecting the health care system. AHLA is committed to ensuring equitable access to our educational content. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. If you experience accessibility issues, please contact accessibility@americanhealthlaw.org.

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Episodes

Digital Health Equity: Narrowing the Digital Divide by Ensuring a Fair, Equitable, and Just Opportunity to Access Digital Health

7/12/2022
Harvey Tettlebaum, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP, speaks with Priya Bathija, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, American Hospital Association, and Sarah Swank, Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP, about the concept of digital health equity and its legal implications. They discuss digital health equity as a social determinant of health, examples of barriers to digital health equity, the legal opportunities and pitfalls of expanding digital health equity, and the role of health lawyers in the...

Duration:00:50:20

The Lighter Side of Health Law - June 2022

6/24/2022
AHLA's monthly podcast featuring health lawyer and blogger Norm Tabler's informative and entertaining take on recent health law and other legal developments.

Duration:00:09:19

Health Care Transactions: Hot Antitrust Topics

6/21/2022
Peter Herrick, Partner, Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, speaks with Subramaniam Ramanarayanan, Managing Director, Nera Economic Consulting, and Christine White, Vice President, Office of Legal Affairs, Northwell Health, about some of the key antitrust highlights and takeaways from AHLA’s 2022 Health Care Transactions Program in Nashville, TN. They discuss the recent Lifespan/Care New England transaction in Rhode Island, challenges for merging parties considering some of the new antitrust...

Duration:00:45:51

Innovative Legal Strategies for Health Systems and Partners to Improve Community Health Outcomes

6/14/2022
In this recording of a live session that took place during Health Law Week 2022, Asha Scielzo, Director of the Health Law and Policy Program at American University Washington College of Law and AHLA Board member, speaks with Sarah de Guia, Chief Executive Officer of ChangeLab Solutions. They discuss the intersection between structural discrimination and health inequities and explore innovative legal strategies and best practices for health systems, providers, and policymakers to improve...

Duration:01:00:47

Fraud and Abuse: Latest False Claims Act Developments

6/7/2022
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Partner, Goodwin Procter, speaks with Robert S. Salcido, Partner, Akin Gump, about recent developments related to the False Claims Act (FCA). They discuss the ongoing split in circuit cases regarding when reasonable clinical judgements can be subject to the FCA, the government’s attack on joint ventures involving referral sources, and potentially amending the FCA’s damages provision to make it fairer to...

Duration:00:27:32

Career Journeys in Health Law: Insights from Three South Asian Attorneys

6/3/2022
Aastha Madaan Farr, Senior Legal Counsel, SCAN Health Plan, speaks to three South Asian health care attorneys about their career journeys, the status of South Asians in the legal profession, and the advice they would give to students or early career attorneys interested in entering the health law field. Aastha’s guests are Manasa Gopal, Associate General Counsel, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Alaap Shah, Partner, Epstein Becker and Green, and Kavitha Babu, Assistant U.S....

Duration:00:49:56

New Players, Higher Stakes: Upping the Ante on Physician Transactions

5/31/2022
There has been a boom in physicians and physician groups entering into partnership or employment with hospitals or other entities, especially during the pandemic. Jessica Stack, Principal, Veralon, speaks with Kristen McDermott Woodrum, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, and Tara Ravi, Of Counsel, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP, about the trends and regulatory challenges impacting the different players involved in physician transactions. They discuss recent shifts in the types of specialties being...

Duration:00:43:10

The Lighter Side of Health Law - May 2022

5/27/2022
AHLA's monthly podcast featuring health lawyer and blogger Norm Tabler's informative and entertaining take on recent health law and other legal developments.

Duration:00:09:30

Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: How Are Provider Compensation Programs Responding?

5/25/2022
Aletheia Lawry, General Counsel, NextCare Holdings, Inc., speaks with Tony Kouba, Principal, ECG Management Consultants, and Kelsey Jernigan, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, about some of the recent changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and how provider compensation programs are responding. They discuss the split in how health systems are using the MPFS, how 2021 compensation data surveys will be impacted, and how compensation structures may change as more health systems move to...

Duration:00:44:00

Connecting the Dots Between Health Apps, HIPAA, and the FTC

5/23/2022
The use and development of health apps has exploded over the past several years. Jon Moore, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President of Consulting Services, Clearwater, speaks with Robert Kantrowitz, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, about the legal framework surrounding health apps and what is currently happening in the industry. They discuss trends related to M&A and investment, the FTC’s role in regulating the industry, and rules regarding breaches. Jon and Rob spoke about this topic at...

Duration:00:36:51

How Is Public Law 116-321 Impacting OCR Investigations?

5/20/2022
Signed into law on January 5, 2021, Public Law 116-321 requires HHS to take into consideration certain recognized security practices of covered entities and business associates when determining potential fines, audit results, or other remedies for resolving potential violations of the HIPAA Security Rule. Dawn Morgenstern, Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Consulting Services, Clearwater, speaks with Aleksandra Vold, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP, about Public Law 116-321’s impact on...

Duration:00:55:00

Overview of the Deal Process: A Roadmap Through the Paper Jungle

5/18/2022
What pre-transactions considerations should potential buyers and sellers in the health care market think about as they prepare to make a deal? What are the key provisions of a non-disclosure agreement and what happens if confidentiality is violated? What are the key aspects of the due diligence process? Wayne Pryor, Managing Director, VMG Health, speaks with Heather Alleva, Associate, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Michael Schaff, Partner, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA, and...

Duration:00:50:50

Choose Your Own Adventure Guide: Considerations for Physicians Entering into Partnerships

5/16/2022
Physicians continue to be sought after for partnership or acquisition by health systems, private equity-backed enterprises, and other investors. When met with the opportunity, physician groups must determine whether to partner with one of these organizations, remain independent, or join non-private equity/hospital-backed supergroups. Jed Roher, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP, speaks with Jessica Stack, Principal, Veralon, and Glenn Prives, Member, Epstein Becker & Green PC, about deal-terms...

Duration:00:44:43

Fraud and Abuse: Recent Changes to PhRMA’s Code Related to Speaker Programs

5/13/2022
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Partner, Goodwin Procter, speaks with Julie Wagner, Head of Global Ethics, Compliance & Enforcement Legal Policy, PhRMA, and Martina Rozumberkova, Principal, Control Risks, about changes made to the PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) Code related to speaker programs, partly in response to 2020 guidance from HHS’ Office of Inspector General. They discuss PhRMA’s process for making the...

Duration:00:22:12

Insights from Health Care System Real Estate Compliance Officers

5/11/2022
Real estate is an essential element of health care. Goran Musinovic, Vice President, Realty Trust Group, hosts a conversation with two compliance officers who offer insights into their health systems’ real estate operations. They discuss: Goran’s panel includes Dawn Geisert, Chief Integrity and Compliance Officer, Trinity Health, and Raul Ordonez III, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Jackson Health System. Listen to Goran’s other conversations with health care system real...

Duration:00:41:17

GC Roundtable: Two Years Later

5/9/2022
Sarah Swank, Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP, reunites two years later with two of the hospital general counsel she spoke with on the first episode of the GC Roundtable series and again one year later—Richard Korman, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Avera Health, and David Rowan, Chief Legal Officer, Cleveland Clinic. Together, they reflect on their experiences over the past two years and how the pandemic has affected their lives professionally and personally. They also discuss the “Great...

Duration:00:52:00

Conversations with AHLA Leaders: Saralisa Brau, Assistant General Counsel, McKesson

5/6/2022
This special series highlights AHLA leaders who discuss key moments in their careers, current and future trends in health law, and AHLA’s role in their professional development. In this episode, Chip Hutzler, Director, Horne LLP, speaks with Saralisa Brau, Assistant General Counsel, McKesson. Saralisa is a member of AHLA’s Board of Directors. Saralisa talks about her path from pre-med to health law, the challenges and opportunities of specialization in health law, issues related to access...

Duration:00:23:29

FTC Health Breach Notification Rule: Expanding Scope and Enforcement

5/3/2022
In August 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the Health Breach Notification Rule (Breach Rule), which requires vendors of personal health records and related entities to provide notice to consumers following a breach. After over a decade without any enforcement of the Breach Rule, the FTC issued a policy statement in September 2021 clarifying that health apps and connected device companies must comply with the Breach Rule. Jon Moore, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President...

Duration:00:42:57

Conversations with AHLA Leaders: Tizgel High, Chief Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer, LifePoint Health

4/29/2022
This special series highlights AHLA leaders who discuss key moments in their careers, current and future trends in health law, and AHLA’s role in their professional development. In this episode, Chip Hutzler, Director, Horne LLP, speaks with Tizgel High, Chief Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer, LifePoint Health. Tizgel is a member of AHLA’s Board of Directors. Tizgel talks about her early passion for health law, how being an in-house counsel differs from being an outside counsel, the...

Duration:00:18:07

The Lighter Side of Health Law – April 2022

4/26/2022
AHLA's monthly podcast featuring health lawyer and blogger Norm Tabler's informative and entertaining take on recent health law and other legal developments.

Duration:00:08:00