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Weathering the Storm: Critical Legal and Operational Issues Shaping Healthcare in 2010



  • Future Strategy, Future Growth: How the Recession and Reform Will (and Won''t) Change Hospital and Health System Economics
    By Jessica Sweeney-Platt, The Advisory Board

    Weakened capital markets, high unemployment and interventionist policy frameworks are shaking fundamental assumptions of many health systems’ strategic plans. This presentation assesses the prospects for how economic dislocation and policy reform will (and will not) realign fundamental hospital incentives.
  • Strategies for Successful Hospital/Physician Integration
    By Curt Chase and John Powers, Husch Blackwell Sanders
    Hospitals and physicians are searching for new ways to integrate and align incentives to help them deal with several issues: shrinking physician reimbursement, bundled payments and Accountable Care Organizations, greater competition for certain specialists, and the challenge of building a primary care base. Curt and John discuss the strategic, operational and legal structures used and considered around the country, along with the pros and cons of various models, from traditional employment to group practice subsidiaries and clinical co-management arrangements. Presenters also address the challenge of allowing physicians to have autonomy while minimizing hospitals'' financial exposure.
  • Healthcare Quality Initiatives: The Next Big Thing
    By Barb Miltenberger and Pete Enko, Husch Blackwell Sanders
    The recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act places increased emphasis on quality as a condition for healthcare payment, consistent with past and present Congressional reforms. These legislative initiatives include incentives to meet (and sanctions for failure to meet) established patient care and quality benchmarks. In this session, Barb and Pete will discuss proactive measures providers may adopt in response to these mandates and cover hot issues in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the OIG''s 2010 Work Plan. Other topics to be addressed include methods for improving survey outcomes, trends in accountable care, and responsibilities of governing bodies to ensure the quality of services delivered.
  • Healthcare Enforcement for 2010
    By Steve Hill and David Pursell, Husch Blackwell Sanders
    Having served during the Clinton Administration with many of the Department of Justice''s current leadership, including Attorney General Holder and Deputy Attorney General Ogden, Steve shares a former U.S. attorney''s perspective on the likely approaches local federal prosecutors and colleagues at the Civil Fraud Unit in Washington will take on current healthcare enforcement matters. In addition, David will talk about the recent case of U.S. v. Tuomey and its impact on the concepts of fair market value and commercial reasonableness in hospital/physician relationships. Both Steve and David will talk about the impact of these developments on compliance programs.

Date & Time
Thursday, April 29, 2010
12:30 p.m. Registration
1-5 p.m. Program

Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
4801 Main Street
Truman Forum Auditorium
Kansas City, MO 64112

**Pre-Seminar Workshop**

  • The Anti-Kickback Statute by Sarah Downs
  • The Stark Law by Megan C. Phillips
  • The False Claims Act (FCA) by Cori Casey Turner
  • How to Implement an Effective Compliance Plan by Mary R. Daniel
  • Contract Drafting & Management Do''s and Don''ts by Kim Gibbens

10:15 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. - 1p.m. (lunch included)


Husch Blackwell Sanders Office (same building as the Library)
4801 Main Street
10th Floor, Sanders Conference Room
Kansas City, MO 64112
**This program is limited to the first 35 registrants**


Both programs are complimentary; however, registration is required by Thursday, April 22, 2010 to Shana Hoy at [email protected] or 816.983.8809.

This program is approved for 5.4 hours of Missouri credit, 6 hours of Colorado credit, 5 hours of Iowa credit and 6 hours of Kansas credit. 


Curt J. Chase


Peter J. Enko


Megan C. Phillips

Senior Counsel

Cori Casey Turner

Senior Counsel

Relevant Files


Relevant Files

PowerPoint Presentation

Relevant Files

Pre-Seminar Workshop Presentation