2017 Fall Seminar
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
November 3, 2017
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
CSHA is pleased to announce its 2017 Fall Seminar. Plan to join us for this informative and educational event.
We are pleased to invite you to join your fellow CSHA members at our 2017 Fall Seminar on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. The Fall Seminar will provide 6.75 MCLE hours of healthcare-specific presentations. Our program features educational sessions that are designed to keep you abreast of many of the foremost issues in health law.
Friday, November 3
7:00 – 8:15 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks
William Helvestine, President-Elect, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
8:30 – 9:45 am | Legislative and Regulatory Update
Jacquelyn Garman, California Hospital Association; William Helvestine, Crowell & Moring LLP; and Lisa Matsubara, California Medical Association
This popular annual session provides an overview of new state laws and regulations. Our panelists will provide insight into the political climate and the factors driving the state legislature and regulatory agencies to help you and your clients prepare for 2018.
10:00 – 11:00 am | How Did THAT Happen? ERISA’s Sharpening Scrutiny on Health Care
Samuel Krause and David McFarlane, Crowell & Moring LLP
After 40 years of fiduciary focus on the retirement side, ERISA’s scrutiny is turning to health and welfare. This session will delineate how health plan sponsors, providers, third party advisors and others can become ensnared in ERISA’s fiduciary rules and regulations. The speakers will describe potential exposure – including personal liability – for directors, officers, employees and others; ERISA’s emerging focus on PBMs; “plan assets” under health plans and ERISA’s prohibited transaction and other rules; duties regarding selection and monitoring of fees, providers and benefits; and co-fiduciary breaches. Finally, best protections are discussed including, indemnification and ERISA fiduciary insurance.
11:00 – 11:45 am | Single Payer Healthcare: Pluses, Minuses and What It Means for Your Clients
Catrina Reyes, California Medical Association
Do your clients – and friends – ask what you think about single payer healthcare? This presentation will define single payer healthcare – what it is and what it isn’t; describe the components of single payer systems; and provide an overview of select international health care systems. This knowledge will help you prepare your clients for what may be coming.
11:45 am – 1:00 pm | Networking Luncheon (hosted)
1:00 – 2:15 pm | “Bet the Career” Issues Facing In-House Counsel (Ethics)
Lee Arian, Nelson Hardiman, LLP and Terri Cammarano, Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC; and Thomas Knego, Anthem, Inc.
Our speakers will draw upon their years of in-house counsel experience to talk about thorny issues they have confronted, including responding to government and private investigations; conflicts among board/management/employees; attorney client privilege; preservation of evidence; executives and independent counsel; and dealing with independent board committees. The speakers will also look at the big-picture issues, such as the increasing criminalization of corporate decisions; philosophical approaches to settling big cases where the plaintiff’s chance of success is remote but the stakes are high; and generally serving as the moral and ethical center for a company whose financial success may depend on high-risk gambles. How do you make the tough “judgment calls”?
2:15 – 3:30 pm | Different Sides/Different Perspectives – Review of Topical False Claims Act Healthcare Cases
Jeffrey Dickstein, Phillips & Cohen LLP; Randy Glaser, State of California Department of Justice; Raja Sekaran, Nossaman LLP, and Wendy Weiss, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
With careers spanning all sides of a FCA case (relator, investigator, prosecutor, government program, defendant, and independent monitor), these attorneys each will select and present a current FCA topic or case for discussion by this eclectic group and the audience at large.
3:45 – 5:00 pm | Concurrent Sessions
Advising Your Clients on Managing the Emergency Patient with Behavioral Health Needs
Linda Garrett, Garrett Consulting Group, LLC
Patients with behavioral health needs are seeking emergency department care in increasing numbers – and front-line health care practitioners need legal guidance to properly manage them. This session will describe the laws about involuntary
holds that apply to designated and non-designated facilities (24 hours vs. 72 hours); the role of law enforcement; county variations in interpreting involuntary hold laws and county responsibilities; EMTALA issues for patients with mental health diagnoses;
and confidentiality laws that govern mental health treatment (LPS, CMIA, HIPAA).
Wither SLAPP – Life After Park
Carlo Coppo, Nossaman LLP; John Harwell, Law Offices of John D. Harwell; and Erin Muellenberg, Polsinelli LLP
Our speakers will discuss the Calif. Supreme Court decision in Park v. Board of Trustees of the California State University, including a brief history of anti-SLAPP law in California, the initial extension of anti-SLAPP protection to peer review and other matters of critical interest to hospitals in Kibler v. Northern Inyo Hospital, the impact of Park on prior case law since Kibler, and what’s going on in the appellate courts since. The speakers will also discuss the Tulare Regional Medical Center case if a decision has been issued.
5:00 pm | Adjournment & Distribution of MCLE Certificates
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Law Students and Government Attorneys $25
*This rate is for government attorneys who did not attend the 2017 Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar. Government attorneys who attended will be charged regular tuition rates. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Registrations received after October 19, add $50.*
*Law Student and Government Attorney member rate will remain $25.
Minimum Continuing Legal Education
The California Society for Healthcare Attorneys is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. The Fall Seminar provides 6.75 hours of MCLE credit.
All cancellations must be in writing and received in the CSHA office by October 26, 2017. Seminar registration fees, minus a $75 processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received by the October 26deadline. Substitutions may be arranged by contacting the CSHA offices.
Discount deadline is October 5, 2017
CSHA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport at a rate of $144 per night, plus tax. The deadline for reserving rooms at this rate has been extended to October 15, 2017. Contact the hotel directly at (310) 410-4000 or toll free at (800) 445-8667 and mention the “CSHA Fall Seminar” to receive the discounted rate.
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