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AHLA's Speaking of Health Law

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

A Look at the Recent DOJ Complaint in U.S. v. Geisinger, Part 2

3/5/2021
In this follow-up to their podcast from October 2020, Dionne Lomax, Managing Director of Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Affiliated Monitors, Inc., speaks to Lisl Dunlop, Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, and Steve Vieux, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, about the U.S. v. Geisinger Health and Evangelical Community Hospital case. The speakers recap DOJ’s March 3 settlement and how it addresses the issues raised in the complaint. They also discuss DOJ’s approach to the complaint’s no-poach allegations...

Duration:00:24:51

Women in the Law: Productive Teams in a Time of Disruption

3/3/2021
Delphine O’Rourke, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, speaks to Roberta Liebenberg, Partner, Fine Kaplan and Black, and Stephanie Scharf, Partner, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, about the concept of self-care and preventing burnout among teams, in light of the current career stresses accompanying the pandemic. They discuss some of the specific factors involved in stress and burnout among women lawyers and strategies that legal employers can take to promote wellbeing and success among their workforce....

Duration:00:34:25

Women in the Law: Practice in the Pandemic and Beyond

3/1/2021
Delphine O’Rourke, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, speaks to Roberta Liebenberg, Partner, Fine Kaplan and Black, and Stephanie Scharf, Partner, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, about their pioneering development of surveys dedicated to evaluating the experiences of women lawyers. They analyze the factors that have impacted the careers of women lawyers, such as how the current pandemic has disrupted their careers; the strategies legal employers need to develop to retain and enhance a diverse group of...

Duration:00:42:16

The Lighter Side of Health Law – February 2021

2/25/2021
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:00:07:42

Fraud and Abuse: How Corporate Governance Can Impact Culture

2/22/2021
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Associate General Counsel, Compliance Officer, GRAIL, and Frank Stevens, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group (BRG), talk about what lessons can be learned by looking at dysfunctional health care corporate governance. The podcast discusses how governance ideology can affect compliance, the four factors driving the competence of a board’s performance, the relationship between the board and management,...

Duration:00:22:14

Payment Parity for Behavioral Health

2/18/2021
Anna Whites, Owner, Anna Whites Law Office, speaks to Trinidad Navarro, Insurance Commissioner, State of Delaware, and David Lloyd, Senior Policy Advisor, The Kennedy Forum, about payment parity for behavioral health services. The podcast looks at Delaware’s recent audits of insurance companies for mental health payment parity, work done by the Kennedy Forum on parity oversight, and enforcement actions. The speakers also talk about what health care lawyers should do to advance parity and...

Duration:00:39:56

Health Law After George Floyd, Part 2

2/11/2021
In celebration of Black History Month, AHLA is proud to offer this two-part podcast series on health law after the killing of George Floyd. In Part 2, Thomas J. Wronski, Director of Legal Talent Solutions, EBG Advisors, speaks to Ricardo Johnson, Vice President at Healthworx at CareFirst BCBS, and Clifford Barnes, Member, Epstein Becker & Green PC, about how law firm practice has changed after the events of 2020, including diversity efforts, how best to develop a minority talent pipeline,...

Duration:00:51:51

Health Law After George Floyd, Part 1

2/8/2021
In celebration of Black History Month, AHLA is proud to offer this two-part podcast series on health law after the killing of George Floyd. In Part 1, Thomas J. Wronski, Director of Legal Talent Solutions, EBG Advisors, speaks to Ricardo Johnson, Vice President at Healthworx at CareFirst BCBS, and Clifford Barnes, Member, Epstein Becker & Green PC, about their own career experiences and how they got to where they are now. The podcast discusses the corporate perspective on what changed in...

Duration:00:42:22

Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Final Rules: Questions Answered

2/4/2021
Building on their enormously popular January 2021 webinar on the Stark and AKS final rules, Robert Homchick, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and Julie Kass, Principal, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, talk with Dave Hesselink, Principal, SullivanCotter, to answer important questions about the rules and dig deeper into issues such as the non-value based changes to Stark, treatment of indirect compensation arrangements, provision for contractual mistakes, and the isolated...

Duration:00:37:12

2020's Biggest Antitrust Developments and What to Expect in 2021

2/1/2021
In the third installment of their popular annual series, John D. Carroll of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and Alexis J. Gilman of Crowell and Moring LLP detail 2020's biggest antitrust developments and highlight what attorneys should expect in 2021. From AHLA's Antitrust Practice Group.

Duration:00:49:46

The Lighter Side of Health Law - January 2021

1/28/2021
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:00:07:40

Fraud and Abuse: 2020 in Review and a Look Ahead to 2021

1/25/2021
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Associate General Counsel, Compliance Officer, GRAIL; Joe Wolfe, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC; Kristin Carter, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Jackie Baratian, Ascension; Tony Maida, McDermott Will & Emery; Laura Morgan, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Shuchi Parikh, Polsinelli PC; and Scott Gallisdorfer, Bass Berry & Sims PLC discuss key developments in fraud and abuse in 2020 and what to look...

Duration:00:48:45

Privacy and Security Risks of APIs

1/21/2021
Jon Moore, Clearwater, and Iliana Peters, Polsinelli PC, talk about the importance of application programming interfaces (APIs) in connection with health care data. The podcast discusses the recently issued OCR final rule and how the rule impacts APIs. The speakers also discuss common vulnerabilities associated with APIs and give practical tips on steps an organization can take before implementing an API. Sponsored by Clearwater.

Duration:00:33:39

The Need for HIPAA Risk Analysis in M&A Due Diligence

1/14/2021
Jon Moore, Clearwater, and Iliana Peters, Polsinelli PC, discuss cyber risk as part of the due diligence process. Specifically, the podcast covers what steps an acquiring entity should take to limit its exposure to potential liabilities and reduce risk; ongoing management of risk and best practices; and risk analysis trends as a component of representations and warranties insurance. Sponsored by Clearwater.

Duration:00:24:58

Structuring FMV Physician Compensation

1/11/2021
Christy Street, Horne, speaks to Anna Grizzle, Bass Berry & Sims, about structuring provider compensation models from a regulatory perspective. The podcast looks at compensation issues in light of the newly issued Stark Law final rules. Sponsored by Horne LLP.

Duration:00:36:36

What Constitutes OCR-Quality Risk Analysis

1/8/2021
Jon Moore, Clearwater, and Iliana Peters, Polsinelli PC, talk about what type of risk analysis the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) expects for compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. The podcast discusses why it’s important to perform risk analysis at the information system level and the implications of not performing a comprehensive, enterprise-wide risk analysis. The speakers also make practical recommendations to help organizations evolve their...

Duration:00:33:34

Labor and Employment Issues with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

1/6/2021
Kristin McGurn, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and William Kishman, Squire Patton Boggs, discuss employment issues related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The speakers talk about the recent EEOC guidance, including what employers should do about employee objections to the vaccine, and what sort of accommodations must be made. The podcast also discusses labor union issues, liability protections, and other state and federal guidance. From AHLA's Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Duration:00:40:23

Key Health Law Developments in 2020 and What to Expect in 2021

1/4/2021
William Horton, Jones Walker; Judith Waltz, Foley & Lardner; Daniel Murphy, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; and Serra Schlanger, Hyman Phelps & McNamara, editors of AHLA Federal Health Care Laws and Regulations, speak about key health care happenings in 2020 and what to look forward to in 2021. Topics discussed include emergency use authorizations, Stark and AKS reforms, telehealth, issues surrounding lab developed tests, drug pricing, workforce issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Duration:00:40:25

HIPAA Privacy Proposed Rule - What Lawyers Need to Know

12/30/2020
Wes Morris, Clearwater, and Kirk J. Nahra, WilmerHale, discuss the recently-issued Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) proposed rule. The podcast discusses key changes made by the proposal, including changes to the minimum necessary standard for care coordination and other information disclosure changes. Sponsored by Clearwater.

Duration:00:38:05

Fraud and Abuse: Compliance Tips for Integrated Health Care Organizations

12/28/2020
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Associate General Counsel, Compliance Officer, GRAIL, speaks with Dan Murphy, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, about his recent AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Briefing, Compliance Tips for Integrated Health Care Organizations: Coordinated Care and the Shift to Value-Based Reimbursement. The podcast discusses the conflict between the fraud and abuse risks that arise out of a fee-for-service payment model...

Duration:00:18:38