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Foley & Lardner LLP is the 2014 sponsor for ACC's Health Law Committee.

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The Health Law committee provides information for both business counseling and litigation attorneys involved in life insurance, pharmaceutical, medical devices, health providers and other organizations operating in the life, health and disability industry.

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special announcements

Inaugural Health Law Blog Post

We are pleased to announce our inaugural blog post on Inside Health Law, a new blog series designed for Health Law Committee members to discuss issues that are important to our industry. We look forward to providing you with commentary every month on hot topics in our industry. Access it here.

Health Law Committee Spotlight – June 2014 ACC Docket Article

Committee Chair Todd A. Borow provided an update about the Committee's activities and goals for his term which was published as the Health Law Committee Spotlight in the June 2014ACC Docket.  Click here to read the article. 

Career Advice for In-Transition Health Law Committee Lawyers

K.Royal, ACC Health Law Committee's  Healthcare Privacy Subcommittee Co-Chair, Publications Chair and Chapter Outreach chair, wrote an interesting article for the ACC Docket about obtaining her current position at Align Technology and about her career path.  The article is entitled – Trading in the Hospital Scrubs:  How K Royal Navigated Her Career Transition and can be read in the ACC Docket here.


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Upcoming Meeting

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

The Changing Provider Landscape: An Update on the Adoption of Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use Program and Value Based Payment Models

The national healthcare market continues to undergo tectonic shifts, particularly with the various regulatory changes required by the Affordable Care Act (aka ,ObamacareŠ), the HITECH Act, among others, all targeting a shift in the healthcare industry towards payment models based on value. For example, the recently issued 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule included care coordination as a billable event, indicating that the government is serious about reimbursement based on specific care improvements. [Healthcare providers and networks face these types of ever-changing requirements, often with varying and extended compliance deadlines. The health IT community has girded itself for the onset of CMS‰s Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3 requirements, some of which are incumbent on providers already if they want to be reimbursed for their services.] In this Legal Quick Hit, the panel will walk participants through the new obligations of Meaningful Use Stage 2 and provide an update on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). In addition, they will provide insight as to the continuing, looming challenges of interoperability of record systems, big data, and security and privacy concerns, areas which he is advising the government on as a member of the Privacy and Security Workgroup advising the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT). This presentation shall provide participants with key considerations and updated timelines regarding the Meaningful Use program, ACOs, and what is still ahead in this space. Please join us! Richard K. Rifenbark, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLPFred Geilfuss, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLPManuj Lal, General Counsel, PatientPoint

InfoPaks

Cloud Computing for Health Care Organizations: A Practical Framework for Managing Risks

Aug 2013 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP
This InfoPAK provides essential legal and practical advice about cloud computing and its increasing use in the health care industry. It explores in depth the primary legal risks associated with hosting ...

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Physician-Owned Distributorship Toolkit

Jul 2014 Primer Download pdf
This report is a summary of the Committee findings to date and an overview of the key issues identified which have implications for the health care system as a whole.

Due Diligence Checklist (Nonprofit Health Care Acquisition)

Feb 2014 Form & Policy Download doc
Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP
This comprehensive checklist identifies information for the due diligence process in connection with a proposed transaction between two parties. The entity responsible for producing requested documents ...

Physician Contract Review Tool

Feb 2014 Form & Policy Download doc
Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP
Use this tool to assess existing hospital/physician relationships in order to identify potential violations of the federal Stark Law, anti-kickback law or False Claims Act (or similar state laws), ...