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The New Normal Is That Nothing Is Normal (2021 Health Law Section Program)

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The ongoing pandemic and the transition to a new presidential administration are expected to have significant and lasting impacts on the health care industry, requiring health care providers, payors, and policymakers, and the lawyers who serve them, to continually evolve in the coming months and years.

Recognizing that some of the changes we have seen may represent a "new normal," in a world where technology and circumstances are driving change in an antiquated legal system, this year's NCBA Health Law Section program highlights some of the creative solutions providers have developed to continue delivering care and the legal and compliance risks that arise as a result. Other highlights include the government enforcement landscape, what providers and payors can expect in a post-pandemic world, and how to effectively prepare through robust compliance programs and an awareness of government enforcement initiatives and trends.

This program also focuses on the impact points where these changes bump up against the restrictions of the legal system, and best practices for providing services under COVID-19 waivers that have temporarily allowed activities that were once, and will soon again be, illegal. Also, hear about the long-awaited Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Final Rules, including changes that every health care lawyer should understand.

We conclude with a discussion focusing on health care policy and what to expect from President Biden's administration, including an update on the Affordable Care Act and other pressing health policy initiatives expected to rise to the forefront in 2021.


  • Exploring the New Stark and Anti-Kickback Landscape: Flexibilities for Providers and Value-Based Care in a Post-COVID Environment
  • Telehealth Opportunities — For Patients, Profits, Personnel, Prosecutions and Penetration
  • Managing Health Care Internal Investigations
  • An Ounce of Prevention: Best Practices for an Effective Compliance Program
  • Health Care Policy: The Winding Road Ahead

Rebroadcast (Original Live Webcast Date: April 23, 2021)
Thursday, September 16, 2021
8:55 AM–4:10 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • R. Ross Burris III, Polsinelli, Atlanta GA
  • Christian P. Dennis, Chilivis Grubman Dalbey & Warner LLP, Atlanta, GA
  • Neal I. Fowler, United States Attorney's Office, Raleigh
  • Barry S. Herrin, Herrin Health Law PC, Atlanta, GA
  • Pearlynn G. Houck, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte
  • Kelsey U. Jernigan, K&L Gates LLP, Research Triangle Park
  • Jonathan C. Krisko, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte
  • Ted Lotchin, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh
  • Jennifer B. "Jenny" Markham, UNC Healthcare System, Chapel Hill
  • Karishma S. Page, K&L Gates LLP, Washington, DC
  • Steven G. "Steve" Pine, K&L Gates LLP, Research Triangle Park

NCBA Health Law Section

  • Gina L. Bertolini, K&L Gates LLP, Morrisville (Planner)
  • Sarah B. Crotts, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte (Planner)
  • John B. Garver III, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte (Planning Committee)
  • Barry S. Herrin, Herrin Health Law PC, Atlanta, GA (Planner)
  • Ted Lotchin, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh (Planner)
  • David A. Senter Jr., Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.25 MCLE Hours

1.00 Technology Training


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.