Skip to main content

In-Person Live | Keeping a Finger on the Pulse (2023 Health Law Section Annual Program)

This item is expired.

One of the few constants in the field of health law is change. Another is there are many traps for the unwary. This year's NCBA Health Law Section annual CLE captures a bit of both!

This day-long event focuses on several important areas of change within health care: the impact in North Carolina of privatization of health care, coupled with a post-COVID trend toward health care consumerism; alternative payment models and the continued march toward incentivizing quality and efficiency over volume, including a survey of value-based programs in North Carolina; and the historic Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, and its effect on health care providers and care delivery nationwide.

Additionally, this year's sessions provide essential insight from experienced practitioners into the challenges and pitfalls that health care lawyers routinely face, including navigating health care provider licensure boards while embracing new care models and other innovative opportunities, and maintaining attorney-client privilege within the context of health care investigations, as well as while in the role of counselor and advocate to the board and executive team.

Our keynote speaker, Jay Ludlam, Assistant Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, addresses some of these issues, as well as his role in transforming North Carolina Medicaid from fee-for-service to managed care, and the challenges inherent in providing care to traditionally underserved communities.


  • Staying Above Board: Tips for Navigating Licensure Storms
  • Alternative Payment Models: The View From North Carolina
  • Keynote Address: The Current Health Care Landscape in NC
  • The Impact of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization on Health Care Providers
  • Private Equity or Public Benefit: Nontraditional Participants in the Health Care Industry
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Health Care-Related Matters: Practical Strategies for Navigating Common Missteps and Tricky Situations

In-Person Live
Friday, April 21, 2023
8:00 AM–4:25 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.

North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary

Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.

Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary
Nightly Rate: $174 single/double
Reservations: Click here or call 919.677.1840 (Corporate Account Code: 2691626)

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 120 Sage Commons Way, Cary
Nightly Rate: $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday–Thursday)
Reservations: 919.678.0005 (Ask for the NCBA corporate rate)


  • Crystal Carlisle, The Brocker Law Firm PA, Cary
  • Diana C. Castro, McGuireWoods LLP, Norfolk, VA
  • Shana L. Fulton, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
  • Barry S. Herrin, Herrin Health Law PC, Atlanta, GA
  • Marcus B. Jimison, North Carolina Medical Board, Raleigh
  • Sylvia Macon Kastens, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte
  • Jay Ludlam, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh
  • Lou Patalano, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Steven G. "Steve" Pine, K&L Gates LLP, Morrisville
  • Clinton R. Pinyan, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
  • Erin J. Roberts, Roberts Law Office PA, Raleigh
  • Kristoffer B. "Kris" Shepard, Atrium Health, Charlotte
  • Barton C. "Bart" Walker, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte
  • James A. Wilson, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh

NCBA Health Law Section

  • Gina L. Bertolini, K&L Gates LLP, Morrisville (Planner)
  • Lauren S. Gennett, King & Spalding LLP, Asheville (Planner)
  • John W. Gibson, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Berry Herrin, Herrin Health Law PC, Atlanta, GA (Planner)
  • Marcus C. "Marc" Hewitt, Fox Rothschild LLP, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Ted Lotchin, WakeMed, Raleigh (Planner)
  • Antonia A. "Toni" Peck, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Durham (Planner)
  • David A. Senter Jr., Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.25 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility


Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period (as defined by the CDC at the time of the event) should not attend NCBA/NCBF events in person. Should a registrant for an in-person CLE event begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms or fall within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period, they will be provided with a digital registration upon request.

Masks remain optional at NCBA/NCBF in-person events, and we encourage all attendees to use good health and safety practices. The NCBA/NCBF does not provide notification of potential exposure following in-person events.

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.