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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Addressing Provider Professionalism Concerns, Part 2

10/15/2021
How can medical staff leaders address concerns around provider professionalism? Sharon Beckwith, CEO, MDReview, speaks with Don Lefkowits, MD, FACEP, physician at Denver Health and current president of the Colorado Medical Board, and Sara Cameron, CPMSM, CPCS, Director of Medical Staff Services at Hospital Sisters Health System, about the steps that medical staff professionals should take when addressing concerns over provider behavior and creating a culture of accountability. They discuss...

Duration:00:33:07

Addressing Provider Professionalism Concerns, Part 1

10/12/2021
How can medical staff leaders address concerns around provider professionalism? Sharon Beckwith, CEO, MDReview, speaks with Don Lefkowits, MD, FACEP, physician at Denver Health and current president of the Colorado Medical Board, and Sara Cameron, CPMSM, CPCS, Director of Medical Staff Services at Hospital Sisters Health System, about some of the challenges posed by provider professionalism concerns and strategies that the medical staff office can take to handle these delicate situations....

Duration:00:31:36

Keys to an Effective HIPAA Data Breach Response

10/8/2021
Wes Morris, Managing Principal Consultant, Clearwater, speaks with Andrea Lee Linna, Partner, McGuireWoods, about the key steps that can make the difference between an organization’s effective response to a HIPAA data breach and one that sets it down a troublesome path. With cyberattacks accelerating and the rich data pool flowing across the health care industry squarely in hackers’ sights, having a well-established gameplan for responding to a HIPAA breach is a necessity for any...

Duration:00:37:55

Being a Health-Tech GC During the Pandemic

10/5/2021
General counsel have played a much greater leadership role than ever before in response to the pandemic. Nancy Reiner, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa, speaks with Blaire Bernard, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Iora Health, about her experiences as a health-tech general counsel during the pandemic. They discuss how risk was managed, how governance structures were organized to navigate decision making challenges, and how businesses can prepare themselves for future crises. They...

Duration:00:24:20

Insights From Health Care System Real Estate Directors

10/1/2021
Real estate is an essential element of health care. Goran Musinovic, Vice President, Realty Trust Group, hosts a conversation with three real estate directors who offer insights into their health systems’ real estate operations. They discuss: Goran’s panel includes Sara Seifried, Director of Real Estate Operations and Ambulatory Facilities, BayCare Health System, Tamia Kramer, AVP of Real Estate, Ardent Health Services, and Nathan Beckey, Director of Corporate Real Estate and Development,...

Duration:00:56:33

HIPAA Security Rule Compliance: A Discussion with Former OCR Director Roger Severino

9/28/2021
In statements throughout his tenure as Director of HHS’ Office for Civil Rights from 2017-2021, Roger Severino was repeatedly critical of organizations for not performing a risk analysis or taking action to mitigate identified risks, as required by the HIPAA Security Rule. Clearwater Executive Chairman Bob Chaput talks to him about why he’s so passionate about this area of HIPAA compliance and previews the more in-depth discussion that will take place during a special web event on Thursday,...

Duration:00:23:25

The Lighter Side of Health Law – September 2021

9/24/2021
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:00:08:32

Fraud and Abuse: Demystifying Monitorships—What General Counsel and Compliance Officers Need to Know

9/21/2021
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Partner, Goodwin Procter, speaks to Rob Cepielik, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, and David Resnicoff, Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, about third-party monitorships, including recommendations for how companies can plan for a government-imposed monitor or an independent review organization and what to expect during the process. They discuss the different types of monitorships, key...

Duration:00:40:23

C-Suite Roundtable: Digital Health and IT Trends and Strategies

9/17/2021
In the latest episode of this series where C-suite leaders discuss the key trends and developments shaping the health care industry, Rob Gerberry, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Summa Health, and Emily Grey, Partner, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, explore the role Chief Information Officers currently play in helping health systems and plans execute their strategic plans, along with digital health and IT trends that have accelerated during the pandemic. Some of the trends discussed...

Duration:00:52:18

Being a Working Mom During the Pandemic: Perspectives from Four Health Care Attorneys

9/14/2021
Stephanie Hudson, Managing Member, Hudson Healthcare Lawyers LLC, speaks with Theresa Langley, Associate, Husch Blackwell LLP, Lori Mihalich-Levin, CEO and Founder, Mindful Return, and Lauren Suttell, Partner, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, about how the pandemic has changed the lives of working moms. They discuss what life was like before the pandemic and how everything changed in March 2020, the transition to remote work and school, and challenges related to childcare. They also share...

Duration:00:46:05

Eating Disorders and Legal Issues: A Conversation with Two Physicians in the Trenches

9/7/2021
Laura F. Fryan, Partner, Brouse McDowell, speaks to Nicole Cifra and Taylor Starr, physicians at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, about the intersection of the law and the practice of medicine when it comes to treating patients with eating disorders. They discuss legal issues related to determining inpatient versus outpatient treatment, guardianships for adults, the concept of “treating over objection,” and treating children and...

Duration:00:34:55

A Look at the Sixth Circuit’s Recent Decision in St. Luke’s v. ProMedica

9/3/2021
Steve Vieux, Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon, speaks with Doug Litvack, Partner, Jenner & Block, and Barbara Sicalides, Partner, Troutman Pepper, about the Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in St. Luke’s v. ProMedica, which vacated a preliminary injunction enjoining a health system from removing a competing health system from its integrated insurance company’s network. Litvack and Sicalides share some of the facts, arguments, and defenses of the case and key takeaways for health care providers...

Duration:00:36:58

Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Legal Talent

8/31/2021
The current hiring market in the health care and life sciences industry is booming. Elizabeth Long, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, and Lisa Vandecaveye, General Counsel, The Joint Commission, discuss how to hire and retain legal talent in this new environment. They address the reasons candidates leave for other opportunities, how to adjust to new remote/hybrid work models, changes to the interview and onboarding process, and the importance of helping legal talent develop soft...

Duration:00:24:11

The Lighter Side of Health Law – August 2021

8/27/2021
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:00:07:51

Insights From Health Care System Real Estate Counsel

8/24/2021
Real estate is an essential element of health care. Goran Musinovic, Vice President, Realty Trust Group, hosts a conversation with four in-house counsel who offer insights into their health systems’ real estate operations. They discuss: Goran’s panel includes Kelly Adams, Corporate Counsel, SCL Health, Kelly Anderson, Associate General Counsel, Baptist Healthcare System, Linda Bielik, System Director and Senior Counsel, CommonSpirit Health, and Mark Wright, Senior Counsel, University of...

Duration:00:55:01

AHLA Convener on Racial Disparities in Health Care, Part 5: Civic Engagement and Making an Impact

8/20/2021
AHLA hosted a one-day virtual convener on April 12, 2021 where participants discussed all aspects of health disparities and equity in health care, social determinants of health, the impact of law on these issues, and what can be done to address these issues now and in the future. In Part 5, Dawn Hunter, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law, moderates this discussion about how community engagement can make an impact on racial disparities in health care, and how an organization can...

Duration:00:34:52

Fraud and Abuse: Career Journeys to Public Service

8/17/2021
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Partner, Goodwin Procter, speaks to Kim Brandt, Partner, Tarplin Downs & Young LLC, about her path to public service, some of the lessons she’s learned from her different positions within the government, the importance of good mentors and large networks, and her thoughts on some of the current hot topics in health care. Kim’s long career in government has spanned leadership positions at CMS, OIG, and Capitol...

Duration:00:27:28

AHLA Convener on Racial Disparities in Health Care, Part 4: Social and Political Determinants of Health

8/13/2021
AHLA hosted a one-day virtual convener on April 12, 2021 where participants discussed all aspects of health disparities and equity in health care, social determinants of health, the impact of law on these issues, and what can be done to address these issues now and in the future. In Part 4, Dawn Hunter, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law, and Ruqaiijah Yearby, Professor, St. Louis University School of Law, moderate this discussion about how social and political determinants of...

Duration:00:44:19

Vaccine Mandates in the Health Care Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

8/10/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced health care employers across the country to contemplate vaccine mandates for their employees. Brian Dean Abramson, author of Vaccine, Vaccination, and Immunization Law, speaks to Denise M. Hill, Associate Professor of Practice in Public Administration at Drake University and author of AHLA's recent publication, Vaccine Mandates in the Health Care Workplace: A Legal Analysis for Employers, about the factors employers should consider when deciding whether to...

Duration:00:27:51

AHLA Convener on Racial Disparities in Health Care, Part 3: Equity in COVID Vaccine Distribution

8/6/2021
AHLA hosted a one-day virtual convener on April 12, 2021 where participants discussed all aspects of health disparities and equity in health care, social determinants of health, the impact of law on these issues, and what can be done to address these issues now and in the future. In Part 3, Ruqaiijah Yearby, Professor, St. Louis University School of Law, and Dru Battacharya, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Advocate Aurora Health, moderate this discussion that delves into...

Duration:00:52:36