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Health Care Law

Practical information to help your client. Health care fraud costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year and range from Medicaid fraud and insurance fraud to drug fraud and kickbacks. Don’t miss this live webcast on December 6 that offers an in-depth discussion on the current state of health care fraud cases and how you can help your clients (regardless of which side of the case you represent). Health care lawyers, government attorneys, civil litigators, and attorneys representing health systems, hospitals, physician groups, and health care providers with intermediate practice experience who attend this online seminar will better understand: enforcement trends; health care fraud case progression; how to mitigate health care fraud issues; and the pet peeves of government and defense attorneys involved in health care fraud cases.

The program is presented by the ISBA Health Care Law Section and qualifies for 1.50 hours MCLE credit.

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Are you an attorney with advance-level practice experience who would like to better understand The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)? Do you want to give your physician clients practical legal advice about Medicare payments and obligations? Do you represent and advise other health care professionals that might benefit from your understanding of MACRA? Then don’t miss this hot topic live webcast on March 15, 2017 that explains: what MACRA is – including objectives and principal provisions; how MACRA will affect physicians, as well as the requirements MACRA imposes on physicians; how physicians can maximize their Medicare payments on account of MACRA; and the tools available for helping physicians make informed decisions about participating in the Medicare Program.

The program is presented by the ISBA Health Care Law Section and qualifies for 1.50 hours MCLE credit.

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As the practice of telemedicine grows in popularity, so does the list of legal and ethical issues that physicians and health care attorneys need to be aware of. Join us online on September 9, 2016 for a look at how you can help your health care clients stay up-to-date in this evolving and dynamic field. Attorneys with intermediate to advanced levels of practice experience will better understand: how patient/physician relationships are established in a virtual medical practice; the concern for continuity of care; the American Medical Association policies regarding telemedicine; regulatory issues and privacy concerns; and payment requirements. The program closes with a brief look at Teladoc v. Texas Medical Board, which has been entangled in a legal battle since 2011.

Learn how to obtain confidential mental health information from Attorney Joe Monahan.

Join us on Sept. 25 in Chicago or online for "Practical Information about New Models for Health Insurance: Types of Provider/Payor Arrangements including Provider Ownership of the Plan, Employer-Sponsored Coverage, and Private Exchanges."

Don’t miss this discussion regarding how health care providers and employers are changing the way they provide and arrange for health care. Health care providers and employers are reforming the way they provide health care for their prospective patients and employees, all in an effort to improve both quality of care and their bottom lines. Integrated health care delivery systems have been getting into the insurance business – a trend that could affect the health care delivery and reimbursement system for the foreseeable future – while employers are simultaneously pushing for innovative solutions to the skyrocketing costs of providing quality health care benefits to their employees. Attorneys representing health care providers, health insurers, and employers who offer health insurance plans to employees will benefit from attending this half-day seminar that discusses: the legal and operational issues of provider/health plan arrangements; fee-splitting prohibitions; Anti-Kickback and Self-Referral laws; the advantages and disadvantages of provider owned plans; how physicians and employers have responded to provider owned plans; the innovative approaches to employer-provided health plans; and ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA compliance issues with employer-provided plans.

The program is presented by the ISBA Health Care Law Section and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit.

Join us in Chicago on Friday, September 12th for this in-depth look at the natural outgrowth and unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act. Topics include: Medicaid expansion and the future of Medicaid HMOs; the employer’s role in covering contraceptives; the movement of employers from defined benefits to defined contributions; the Illinois insurance market and changes in the insurance market across the country; the impact of narrow networks on insureds and providers; and potential problems for physicians who have contracts with payment based on the risk adjustment. Health care lawyers, employee benefits attorneys, health care professionals/administrators, and those interacting with healthcare payors and providers with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of: changes to the Affordable Care Act; how the Act is being implemented; the prospect for future changes to the Affordable Care Act through the courts; the changing nature of the current and future Illinois insurance market; changes in the employer mandate; and private insurance exchanges as a direct response to the Affordable Care Act.

This program will broadcast via live webcast for those unable to attend the seminar in Chicago.

The program qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit and is presented by the ISBA Health Care Section.

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Do you represent hospitals, physicians, practice groups, or clinics? Are you an insurance attorney or government counsel working in the health law/regulation arena? Do you represent businesses that work within the health care industry? Then you won’t want to miss this informative half-day seminar in Chicago (or via live webcast) on Thursday, September 19th that’s designed to assist you in responding to the government’s health care investigations! Attorneys with intermediate practice skills who attend this seminar will better understand: the regulatory, insurance, and law enforcement agencies that investigate health care providers; the methods for gathering and deploying large volumes of health and business records in response to government investigations; the strategies for counseling clients through a grand jury or administrative subpoena; and the implications of the Illinois Medicaid program on government investigations in health care affecting Illinois practitioners.

The program is presented by the ISBA Health Care Law Section and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit.

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Join us from the comfort of your home or office on June 13th for this two-hour live webcast that examines how Medicare impacts tort practitioners and those working toward the resolution of injury claims! Attorneys attending this seminar will better understand: the ins/outs and pitfalls involving the resolution of claims of Medicare eligible claimants; conditional payments, future medical allocations, and the need for a Medicare set-aside; the latest mandatory reporting requirements for lien resolution under the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA); how to effectively and efficiently communicate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; how to protect your client and your client’s interests resolving cases for Medicare eligible – or soon to be Medicare eligible – individuals either for third party claims or worker’s compensation actions; and the important and necessary information to be included in any settlement/release documents.

The webcast is presented by the ISBA Tort Law Section and qualifies for 2.0 hours MCLE credit.

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