8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Transactions in the Health Care Industry: A View from the C-Suite
Brett J. Denton, Atrium Health, Charlotte
Jennifer Csik Hutchens, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte
Join the conversation with experienced corporate attorneys and in-house legal executives as they discuss unique aspects of health care transactions and provide tips for early career corporate attorneys in the health care industry.
10:10 Innovations and Hot Topics
Antonia A. Peck, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Research Triangle Park
Robert W. Shaw, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh
Explore how attorneys play a role in helping health care stakeholders adapt to a world turned upside down by the pandemic and shifting toward innovative care models. Then dive into a variety of developments that are revolutionizing the delivery of care and the health care sector generally, including telemedicine, population health, digital health partnerships, value-based care, employee wellness and more.
11:20 Fraud and Abuse
Norman Acker, K&L Gates, Research Triangle Park
Kerry E. Dutra, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC, Raleigh
Sean A. Timmons, Polsinelli PC, Raleigh
Discuss the federal regulatory landscape — focusing on the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the False Claims Act — with experienced fraud and abuse attorneys. Discover how these laws impact health care entities in real time, explore common scenarios faced by health care attorneys, and consider the importance of compliance efforts in mitigating potential fraud and abuse risks.
12:20 Lunch Break
1:20 Privacy and Information Security‡
Allyson J. Labban, WakeMed, Raleigh
Patricia A. Markus, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh
Phishing? Ransomware? Spoofing? Electronic health records? The health care industry faces more threats to the privacy and security of sensitive information than ever. Receive a crash course in HIPAA, information blocking, relevant international authority, and other key laws and regulations designed to protect this critical data. Cover the basics of these key rules, as well as common business practices such as the use of de-identified data and reliance on third-party vendors, and discuss counseling clients to minimize risk of liability and government enforcement in this corridor.
2:30 Health Care Litigation
Melanie M. Hamilton, Ott Cone & Redpath PA, Greensboro
Elizabeth "Liz" Sims Hedrick, Fox Rothschild, Raleigh
Marcus C. Hewitt, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh
Learn the ins and outs of health care-specific dispute resolution pathways from a dynamic group of litigators with many years of experience managing medical malpractice litigation, payor disputes, antitrust reviews, IP contests and administrative law proceedings.
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit
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