Chicago associate Chris Anderson presented at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 9.

The program provided in-house and outside counsel with the latest information needed to advise clients in the health care industry.

Chris, a member of the Health Care Practice Group, co-presented, “Quality Driven Healthcare: A Medical Staff’s Increasing Role Post Healthcare Reform.”

Topics included:

  • Major regulations and reimbursement developments driving the shift to valuing quality of care;
  • Engaging the governing board to make quality a priority and focus on engaging physicians around this paradigm;
  • Development and use of credentialing and other peer review mechanisms and considerations regarding developments of structures designed to preserve traditional peer review immunities and evidentiary privileges;
  • Mechanisms to engage and compensate members of a hospital’s medical staff for the design and implementation of system-wide quality initiatives; and
  • Development of a system wide strategy surrounding quality including through the use of pay for performance programs; clinical co-management, clinically integrated networks and both public and private-pay ACOs.