Chicago Health Care partner Fatema Zanzi and Washington., D.C., Health Care partner T.J. Sullivan both presented in separate sessions at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) annual meeting, June 26-28, 2017, in San Francisco. AHLA is the nation's largest organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field and has nearly 14,000 members. The annual meeting provided a forum for networking and interaction, and offered an array of relevant topics for health law practitioners.

Fatema presented alongside Vicki Robinson from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and Kristen Lilly of PYA Healthcare Consulting in a session titled “Ready or Not? Compliance in a World of New Models.”

T.J. presented alongside Mark Zemelman, Senior VP and General Counsel of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in a session titled “Hospital and Health Plan Exemption–Meeting Expectations, Managing Threats.”

The talking points of each session and a link to the program brochure can be found below.

“Ready or Not? Compliance in a World of New Models”

(Tuesday, June 27: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 28: 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.)

  • Application of core program integrity principles to new models
  • New incentives and emerging risk areas
  • How clinical quality and HR can drive compliance culture
  • Using quality of care and data to improve compliance and reduce risk
  • Compliance considerations for start-ups and non-traditional players in health care

“Hospital and Health Plan Exemption–Meeting Expectations, Managing Threats”

(Monday, June 26: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.)

  • Affordable Care Act requirements bring scrutiny
  • Health plan exemption after VSP
  • Illinois property tax-the search for clarity
  • New Jersey property tax-the search for a solution
  • California state income tax-lessons from Blue Shield

AHLA Annual Conference Brochure

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