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King & Spalding

March 10, 2010 10:00 ET

Healthcare Executives to Discuss Latest Legal, Regulatory and Public Policy Developments at 19th Annual King & Spalding Health Law and Policy Forum

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  Top healthcare executives and leading legal and policy experts will gather on March 15 to discuss topics ranging from emerging risks in clinical research and government efforts to combat healthcare fraud to the latest prognosis for national health reform at the 19th Annual King & Spalding Health Law and Policy Forum.

The Forum will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Moderated by Richard L. Shackelford, president-elect of the American Health Lawyers Association and a partner at King & Spalding, the program will feature experts from King & Spalding as well as the New America Foundation, Deloitte, KPMG, Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman and Ethos Partners.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) will be the keynote speaker. Sen. Isakson will discuss the status of the healthcare debate in Washington and provide an update on other legislative issues facing Congress this year.

Additional forum topics and speakers will include:

  • Medicare Physician Supervision: Requirements for Hospital Outpatient Services

    An assessment of CMS's requirements for physician supervision for all hospital outpatient services, including the special rules for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, open issues under the new rules, and how hospitals can address certain commonly arising situations.

    Dennis M. Barry, Partner, King & Spalding; member of the board of directors of the American Health Lawyers Association

  • Hospital System Employment of Physicians: Where Regulation Meets Valuation

    Insights into the key considerations that impact hospital system employment of physicians, focusing on compensation valuation issues and compliant employment structures.

    Kevin S. Wilson, Principal, Ethos Partners Healthcare Management Group

    Robert M. Keenan III, Partner, King & Spalding

  • Care Coordination Models and EHR: Opportunities and Challenges

    A look at innovative care coordination models and payment strategies of rising interest in the market, the role of electronic health records in implementing care coordination, financial incentives to pursue these models, and potential regulatory challenges under current law.

    Joseph E. Lynch, Partner, King & Spalding

    Kim H. Roeder, Partner, King & Spalding

  • Restrictive Covenants in Healthcare Employment Agreements: Are They Worth the Pain?

    An assessment of the risks and rewards related to including covenants prohibiting post-employment competition in employment agreements, solicitation of clients and employees, and disclosure of confidential information and trade secrets, as well as the approaches taken by states to enforce (or not) such covenants and changes likely to occur in the near future.

    Michael W. Johnston, Partner, King & Spalding

  • Healthcare Reform: What Now?

    A candid discussion of the current state of national healthcare reform and what the future holds.

    Julie Barnes, Deputy Director, Healthcare Policy Program, New America Foundation

    John T. Bigalke, Vice Chairman and U.S. National Industry Leader for Health Sciences and Government, Deloitte LLP

    Beth Schermer, Partner, Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman PLC

    Glen A. Reed, Partner and Chair, Healthcare Industry Practice Group, King & Spalding; past president of the American Health Lawyers Association

  • The Evolving Landscape of Government Audits and Investigations: Are You Prepared for Contractor Combat?

    A look at the growing number of government audits and other inquiries led by a new cadre of government contractors, including Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs), Program Safeguard Contractors (PSCs) and Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) and related strategies.

    Glennon E. Moyers, Partner, Investigative and Integrity Advisory Services, KPMG LLP 

    Sara Kay Wheeler, Partner, King & Spalding; member of the board of directors of the Health Care Compliance Association

  • Clinical Research: Major Developments and Emerging Risks

    An analysis of changes in federal policy and scrutiny regarding IRBs, including the related responsibilities of sponsors and investigators, the management of conflicts-of-interest in the conduct of clinical research, and expanded access to investigational products, as well as trends in federal enforcement related to clinical investigations and approaches to identifying and mitigating risks.

    Beverly H. Lorell, MD, Senior Medical and Policy Advisor, King & Spalding

    Mark S. Brown, Partner, King & Spalding

  • Combating Healthcare Fraud, Abuse and Waste: The Continued Evolution of the FCA, Compliance Programs, Self-Disclosure and Enforcement Initiatives

    An overview of the current enforcement environment, including important developments from amendments to the False Claims Act and recent court decisions, including practical guidance and strategies for difficult self-disclosure issues and other critical topics for effective compliance programs.

    Ann M. Cook, Partner, King & Spalding

    Gary W. Eiland, Partner, King & Spalding; past president of the American Health Lawyers Association

    Richard L. Shackelford, Partner, King & Spalding; president-elect of the American Health Lawyers Association

The 19th Annual King & Spalding Health Law and Policy Forum is presented with the assistance of:

Forum partner: FTI

Forum co-partners: Ernst & Young; Ethos Partners; and Navigant Consulting

Sponsors: Deloitte; Dixon Hughes; Huron Consulting Group; KPMG; and Sullivan Cotter and Associates

Educational partners: Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives; Georgia Institute on Aging; and Healthcare Financial Management Association (Georgia and Tennessee Chapters)

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