2019-2021 AHLA Call for Leaders - Practice Groups, Affinity Groups, Task Forces and Leadership Development Programs

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Signup Deadline: 02-01-2019
Starts: 07-01-2019
Ends: 06-30-2021

Description:

About the Process

Any and all AHLA members are welcome to submit an application expressing interest in being appointed to a leadership position. The application submission deadline is February 1, 2019 for the appointment term beginning July 1, 2019. Because there is so much interest in serving, a member is typically appointed to one position at a time. Terms are often staggered for members serving on the various leadership bodies to prevent everyone rotating off at the same time. As a result, there may be more or less openings available in any given year. Appointments are for a two-year term with eligibility for reappointment for an additional term. Practice Group, Affinity Group, and Task Force leaders are expected to be members of the corresponding Practice Group. A copy of the Practice Group Enrollment Form is located here.

If you are currently serving in a leadership position in a Practice or Affinity Group, or Task Force, you do not need to re-apply.  The application process is for new leaders only.

Leadership Positions

Practice Group Leadership

A Practice Group facilitates the creation of substantive health law content for AHLA members, provides a forum for dialogue among colleagues sharing similar interests, and promotes membership engagement. Practice Group leaders help to advance the Association’s Strategic Plan by developing and delivering educational programming and publishing on specific health law topics. To be considered for leadership in the Practice Group, an individual must already be enrolled in that Practice Group.

Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group

Antitrust Practice Group

Business Law and Governance Practice Group

Fraud and Abuse Practice Group

Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group

Health Information and Technology Practice Group

Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

In-House Counsel Practice Group

Labor and Employment Practice Group

Life Sciences Practice Group

Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group

Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group

Physician Organizations Practice Group

Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group

Tax and Finance Practice Group

Affinity Group Leadership

An Affinity Group is primarily volunteer-driven and helps to facilitate networking and provide targeted benefits and education to a subset of members of a specific Practice Group. Affinity Group leaders collaborate with and report to the leaders of the associated Practice Group about efforts made to advance the Association’s Strategic Plan through development and delivery of educational programming and publishing on specific health law topics. To be considered for leadership in an Affinity Group, an individual should be enrolled in the Practice Group that hosts the Affinity Group.

Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group

  • Children’s Hospital Affinity Group

Business Law and Governance Practice Group

  • Governance Affinity Group
  • Transactions Affinity Group

Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group

Health Information and Technology Practice Group

  • Digital Health Affinity Group
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity Risk, Compliance and Enforcement Affinity Group
  • Tech Licensing and Intellectual Property Affinity Group

Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

  • Fair Market Value Affinity Group
  • Public Health System Affinity Group
  • Real Estate Affinity Group

In-House Counsel Practice Group

  • Children’s Hospital Affinity Group

Labor and Employment Practice Group

  • Immigration Affinity Group

Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group

  • Physician/Attorney Affinity Group

Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group

  • Health Plan Affinity Group
  • Managed Care Contracting Affinity Group
  • Medicare Advantage and Part D Affinity Group

Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group

Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group

  • Accreditation, Certification, and Enrollment Affinity Group

Tax and Finance Practice Group

  • Tax-Exempt Finance Affinity Group

(Note—the Antitrust, Fraud and Abuse, Life Sciences, and Physician Organizations Practice Groups do not sponsor Affinity Groups.)

Task Force Leadership

A Task Force consists of members of two or more Practice Groups to provide additional education and benefits to members of the supporting Practice Groups. Task Force leaders help to advance the Association’s Strategic Plan by developing and delivering educational programming and publishing on specific health law topics. To be considered for leadership in a Task Force, an individual should be enrolled in one of the Task Force’s sponsoring Practice Groups.

Accountable Care Organization, Payment Innovation, and Health Care Reform Educational Task Force is associated with all Practice Groups.

Behavioral Health Task Force is associated with the following Practice Groups: Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals; Business Law and Governance; Fraud and Abuse; Health Care Liability and Litigation; Health Information and Technology; Hospitals and Health Systems; In-House Counsel; Labor and Employment; Payers, Plans, and Managed Care; Physician Organizations; Post-Acute and Long Term Services; Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment.

Enterprise Risk Management Task Force is associated with the following Practice Groups: Business Law and Governance, Health Care Liability and Litigation, Hospitals and Health Systems, In-House Counsel.

Leadership Development Program

The goal of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) is to provide an opportunity for Practice Group members to become more involved and gain a greater understanding of the inner workings of a Practice Group or Task Force. The program develops leadership skills through participants' observation, interaction, and participation in projects with current leaders. The LDP participants receive information and orientation about how the Group and other areas of AHLA work and participate in executing educational programming and publishing initiatives advanced by the Group. Participation in the LDP is not required before being appointed to a Practice Group, Task Force, or other AHLA leadership position. However, successful participants will develop project skills, gain an understanding of leadership roles, and develop personal and professional resources that make them more effective both as AHLA participants and as future AHLA leaders.

A member must belong to the PG in order to be eligible for consideration for that Practice Group or Task Force’s LDP. Because a member is typically only appointed to one position at a time, if you currently serve in any AHLA leadership role or have participated in the LDP in the past, you are not eligible to apply.

Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group

Antitrust Practice Group

Business Law and Governance Practice Group

Fraud and Abuse Practice Group

Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group

Health Information and Technology Practice Group

Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group

In-House Counsel Practice Group

Labor and Employment Practice Group

Life Sciences Practice Group

Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group

Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group

Physician Organizations Practice Group

Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group

Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group

Behavioral Health Task Force

Enterprise Risk Management Task Force

 

Volunteers Needed:

50 (50 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary

Contact:

Aliza Epstein


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