Practice Group Luncheons


Practice Group Luncheons

Luncheons are not included in the program registration. There is an additional fee of $60 for AHLA members and $70 for non-members; limited attendance; pre-registration required. Continuing Legal Education Credits are not available for the luncheon. More information and registration will be available soon.

Monday, June 24 | 12:30-1:45 pm

Attendees can register for one of the following luncheons:

Town Hall Meeting with Federal Enforcement Officials

Hosted by Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals and Health Systems, Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment, Post-Acute and Long Term Services, and Behavioral Health Task Force
Sponsored by Ankura

Gregory E. Demske
Chief Counsel
Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Michael D. Granston
Director, Civil Fraud Section
Commercial Litigation Branch, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Amanda P.M. Strachan
Deputy Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit, US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
More information will be available soon.

The Aftermath of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. and Internal Revenue Code Section 4191 Medical Device Excise Tax and Related Issues

Hosted by Tax and Finance and Life Sciences
William Ault
Crowe Horwath, New York, NY
Kate Black
Greenberg Traurig, San Francisco, CA

  • Contract indemnification, due diligence on purchases, and retroactivity implications of the aftermath of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.
  • Medical device excise tax:  Do your contracts cover a return of this tax?  How can health systems and device manufacturers prepare for 2020, and what does the future look like in this area?
  • Challenges and opportunities for tech companies entering the medical device space

NPDB: Hot Topics in Research and Reporting

Hosted by Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review and Physician Organizations
Sponsored by Affiliated Monitors Inc.

Harnam Singh, Ph.D.

Chief Research and Data Officer, Division of Practitioner Data Bank, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration

Dr. Harnam Singh will discuss HRSA’s emerging research on the career impact to physicians of National Practitioner Databank adverse action reports. He will also provide background and perspective on the October 2018 revisions to the NPDB Guidebook on such topics as voluntary refrain agreements, quality improvement plans, proctoring with a first assistant, and timing of summary suspension reports. Dr. Singh will reserve time for audience comments and discussion.


Tuesday, June 25 | 12:30-1:45 pm

Attendees can register for one of the following luncheons:

The Future of the Health Care Industry and the Practice of Law: Trends, Innovations, and Disruptions

Hosted by Antitrust
Sponsored by SullivanCotter

Ryan Gish
Kaufman Hall, Chicago, IL
More information will be available soon.

Using ERM to Mitigate Risk within Technology, Social Media, Information, and Data Security

Hosted by Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals, Business Law and Governance, Health Care Liability and Litigation, Health Information and Technology, and Enterprise Risk Management Task Force
Janice Suchvta
Seyfarth Shaw, Houston, TX

In a world of rapidly developing technology, using enterprise risk management (ERM) to manage:

  • Reputational risk exposure in technology and social media and
  • Information and data security risk, including
    • Information/data security risk management
    • Defining data risks based on enterprise technology environment
    • On premise technology vs. outsourced
    • Assigning responsibility/data owners
    • Inherent risks
    • Risk mitigation
    • Ongoing monitoring

Immigration Hot Topics for 2019: Changes and Challenges for Employers

Hosted by Labor and Employment
Sponsored by SeyfarthLean Consulting LLC

Mahsa Khanbabai
Khanbabai Immigration Law, North Easton, MA
  • Recruiting and retaining international talent
  • Visa sponsorship policy
  • Travel ban and extreme vetting
  • BORIM complaints and immigration
  • I-9’s & site visits

Implementing the Managed Medicaid Final Rule: Then, Now, and Things to Come

Hosted by Payers, Plans, and Managed Care
Sponsored by BRG Healthcare LLC 
Marla Hadad
Legal Affairs Office Director, Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration
Nicole Kaufman
Senior Associate, Mercer
Jennifer McDowell
Assistant General Counsel, Express Scripts, Saint Louis, MO
More information will be available soon.