8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Staying Above Board: Tips for Navigating Licensure Storms
Crystal Carlisle, The Brocker Law Firm PA, Cary
Marcus B. Jimison, North Carolina Medical Board, Raleigh
Clinton R. Pinyan, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
James A. Wilson, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh
This panel discussion taps into decades of combined experience representing the North Carolina Medical Board, State Board of Dental Examiners, and Board of Pharmacy, offering a rare glimpse into the regulator's point of view. Led by a moderator equally well versed in the licensure issues and challenges that health care providers face, this session offers practical strategies for helping clients remain compliant without missing out on new opportunities in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
10:03 Alternative Payment Models: The View From North Carolina
Barry S. Herrin, Herrin Health Law PC, Atlanta, GA
Steven G. "Steve" Pine, K&L Gates LLP, Morrisville
Erin J. Roberts, Roberts Law Office PA, Raleigh
Delve into the different types of alternative payment models (APMs) available to North Carolina providers, case studies of differing opportunities in value-based care, as well as state law issues confronting the design and operation of APMs in North Carolina. Then discuss the trends in the value-based and APM environment and the evolution of payor-provider relationships.
11:43 Keynote Address: The Current Health Care Landscape in NC
Jay Ludlam, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh
A significant influencer and leader in North Carolina, Jay Ludlam, Assistant Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, addresses the current health care landscape in North Carolina, including some of the challenges associated with navigating a post-pandemic environment and his leadership as the North Carolina Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs transform from fee-for-service to a managed care delivery system.
12:39 Lunch Break
1:09 The Impact of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization on Health Care Providers
Diana C. Castro, McGuireWoods LLP, Norfolk, VA
Sylvia Macon Kastens, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte
Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization raises significant liability and policy considerations for individual health care providers as well as hospital and health systems. This session explores trends and legal developments in state legislative actions as a result of Dobbs. Additionally, this session discusses the numerous and various considerations providers and health care organizations will need to examine while developing and implementing clinical policies and procedures to ensure appropriate medical care is given to patients — including patients who originate in-state and those who have traveled from other states to seek care.
2:02 Private Equity or Public Benefit: Nontraditional Participants in the Health Care Industry
Lou Patalano, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA
Kristoffer B. "Kris" Shepard, Atrium Health, Charlotte
Barton C. "Bart" Walker, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte
Join our panel of health law leaders and national policy experts for an in-depth discussion on the impacts of "payviders," private equity firms, big tech and other non-traditional market participants on the health care industry. Explore current trends in provider transactions in light of increased competition between regional health systems and private equity firms, and consider the long-term impact of those trends on patient access to care.
3:18 Avoiding Pitfalls in Health Care-Related Matters: Practical Strategies for Navigating Common Missteps and Tricky Situations*
Shana L. Fulton, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
Explore potential pitfalls and practical strategies related to attorney-client privilege in health care settings. Hear about experiences from the frontlines from a seasoned defense attorney and former Assistant United States Attorney with experience in internal and government investigations. This session reviews privilege issues related to criminal and civil litigation, investigations, issues related to board members and high-level executives, as well as impacts from the recent North Carolina Buckley decision, and how they all intertwine in the regulatory settings unique to health care organizations.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
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