The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Fundamentals of Health Law conference, Nov. 12-14 in Chicago, featured Husch Blackwell Partner Cori Turner as a speaker and key member of the planning committee.

The conference primarily focused on ensuring attendees gained an understanding of laws and regulations for the health law industry, including Stark and Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, antitrust, tax and HIPPA regulations. Its goals also included increasing knowledge of the legal challenges faced by hospitals, physicians, long-term care providers and managed care organizations, as well as learning about the impact of the health reform law on the healthcare industry.

Turner’s session, “Introduction to Health Care Contracting: Issue Spotting and Regulatory Considerations,” addressed:

  • Introducing new healthcare attorneys to business and legal issues related to healthcare contracting
  • The nuances of healthcare contracting as compared to other industries
  • Specific types of contracts routinely encountered in the healthcare industry
  • Sample contract provisions and explanation of regulatory requirements

Also on the planning committee were Asha B. Scielzo, program chair; Michael E. Paulhus; and Robert A. Pelaia.

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