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 luncheons.

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
Chief of the Health Care Unit, Health Care Fraud Unit, US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to ask questions of leaders from the Department of Justice Civil Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, and the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General and hear directly from these government representatives about enforcement priorities and other areas of focus. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions and will also benefit from hearing the questions asked by their colleagues.

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
This presentation will address trends, innovations and disruption relating to the future of the health care industry and their implications for the practice of law. The speaker will focus on the future of the health care industry and how innovation and disruption – including that arising from hi-tech, big data, and AI -- are impacting the industry.  During a moderated discussion, the audience will consider how these changes and developments are impacting the legal profession and lawyers whose practices focus on the health care industry, including those who practice in-house and with law firms.

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
Sponsored by SeyfarthLean Consulting LLC

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

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

Hosted by Payers, Plans, and Managed Care
Sponsored by BRG Healthcare LLC 
Nicole Kaufman
Senior Associate, Mercer
Jennifer McDowell
Assistant General Counsel, Express Scripts, Saint Louis, MO

Join us for a discussion on all things related to Managed Medicaid, including important insights behind the implementation of the 2016 Managed Medicaid Final Rule, how it's working today, and what developments are next on the horizon.  We will discuss the latest developments on a variety of topics, including:

  • Trends in Managed Medicaid program integrity reviews, including addressing overpayments and other FWA concerns
  • Use of directed and pass-through provider payments in Managed Medicaid
  • Streamlining Managed Medicaid contract and rate reviews, and the areas of increased scrutiny from CMS
  • Demands for transparency in third-party vendor arrangements
  • Mental health parity requirements and addressing the growing opioid crisis

We will end with an interactive discussion facilitated by our regulatory subject matter experts to explore common challenges encountered by key stakeholders in this space, as well as additional strategies for engaging with CMS and states on your Managed Medicaid questions and concerns.