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ISBA Annual Health Law Symposium

5.75 hrs. CLE

When: September 11, 2015
From 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Eskenazi Hospital
720 Eskenazi Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana  46202
United States
Presenter: Conference Center
Contact: Sherry Allan

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8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome & Introductions

9:15 - 10:15 am


Federal Legislative Update: A Look at Health Care Legislation from Capitol Hill (1 hr. CLE)

John F. Williams III, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

10:15 - 11:00 am

Indiana Legislative & Medicaid Update (0.75 hr. CLE)

Hannah K. Brown, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

Allison Taylor, Family & Social Services Administration

11:00 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions: (1 hr. CLE)

1.) The Uberfication of Healthcare: The “Thin” Law of Mobile Health & Wearables

Prof. Nicolas P. Terry, I.U. Robert H. McKinney School of Law

  This presentation examines the “thin” law as currently applied to mobile health apps and wearable technologies, including an analysis of the FDA’s 2015 guidance on mobile health apps and an explanation of how the HIPAA privacy and security rules do or do not apply. In addition, the presentation will address important FTC cases and the potential liability of healthcare providers who recommend or curate apps.

2.) Countdown to 10: Now is the Time to Panic (If You Have Not Prepared)

Cathy L. Bond, Humana Inc.

  This presentation will discuss the impact of the required transition from ICD-9 to the ICD-10 CM/PCS code set.
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch & Networking
  ISBA Health Law Section Annual Business Meeting 
1:15 - 2:15 pm Breakout Sessions: (1 hr. CLE)

1.) Non-Profit & County Hospital Transactions in Indiana

Kevin C. Woodhouse, Ice Miller

Taryn E. Stone, Ice Miller

  The Indiana Health Care Marketplace continues to see consolidation among hospitals and health systems. This presentation will address a variety of issues for attorneys to use in assisting their clients in these transactions.

2.) 2015 Employment Law Update

Kathryn M. Cimera, Mallor Grodner 

Amy J. Adolay, Krieg DeVault

  This presentation will apprise health care employers on various noteworthy developments in the area of employment law in 2015, and practical solutions for navigating potential issues.  
2:15 - 3:15 pm Breakout Sessions: (1 hr. CLE)

1.) CSI: Complex Stark Implementation

Robert A. Wade, Krieg DeVault

  This is an advanced session for those health professionals that are responsible for implementing and monitoring physician financial arrangements with designated health service entities.  The “3Rs” of Stark Complexity (remuneration, referrals & relationships) will be discussed.

2.) HIPAA Security and Enforcement Issues

Doriann H. Cain, Barnes & Thornburg

Kimberly C. Metzger, Ice Miller

  The presentation will cover the  landscape of data security and defining a breach under HIPAA and the impact of data security on medical identity theft and patient disclosures.  There will also be a legal update on   HIPAA Compliance Audits: Status of OCR’s HIPAA compliance audits  and  OCR Enforcement Actions: Outline of significant OCR enforcement actions.
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm Breakout Sessions: (1 hr. CLE)

1.) Managing Physician Practices in an Era of Accountable Care

Kameron H. McQuay, Blue Consulting Services, LLC

Alexander N. Fritz, Blue Consulting Services, LLC

  As hospitals and physicians embrace the era of accountable care, old and new strategies of alignment have evolved in an effort to maintain and increase profits. Hospital physician employment oftentimes introduces substantial losses for hospitals on their physician practice(s). This session will take a deeper dive into trends in the physician transaction landscape, KPIs for managing a physician practice, and help the audience understand Actionable Breakeven Strategies. 

2.) High Profile Infectious Diseases-Advance Planning for

Hospitals & Providers

Laura D. Seng, Barnes & Thornburg

Heather F. Delgado, Barnes & Thornburg

  Hospitals must be prepared for high-profile infectious diseases and develop comprehensive response plans.  This session will address how to develop response plans to address patient issues, infection control, communications and media relations, working with state and federal agencies and legal considerations for hospitals as employers.
4:30 pm Conclusion & Wrap-Up



The Health Law Section promotes the interests of the Section’s members and of the Association in the area of health law, studies and makes appropriate recommendations concerning health law matters, and monitors the developments of this area of practice. Some of the areas on which the section concentrates are: professional liability; managed care; fraud and abuse; social security; long-term care; and ethical issues. The section sponsors an annual Health Law Symposium. Annual section dues are only $15. Click here to join!

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