2018 Fall Seminar
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
November 9, 2018
CSHA is pleased to announce its 2018 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 2018 Fall Seminar on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel. The Fall Seminar will provide 6.5 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 9
7:30 – 8:30 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lisa Matsubara, President-Elect, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
8:45 – 10:00 am | Legislative and Regulatory Update
Jacquelyn Garman, California Hospital Association; Brianna Lierman, Local Health Plans of California; 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 2019.
10:15 – 11:15 am | Antitrust Trends and Issues in the Healthcare Industry
Zuzana Ikels, Hooper Lundy & Bookman, PC; Gregory Jones, McDermott Will & Emery; and Joseph Miller, Crowell & Moring LLP
This session will start with an overview of state and federal antitrust laws, including the significant differences between them. The speakers will then focus on recent cases in the health care industry, including UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health and Sidibe v. Sutter Health. The panel will conclude with a discussion of recent mergers and acquisitions, including the Department of Justice’s enforcement action related to the proposed Humana/Aetna transaction.
11:15 am – 12:15 pm | The Dynamex Decision and the IRS: Are California Physicians (and others) Employees or Independent Contractors?
Gail Blanchard-Saiger, California Hospital Association
In the landmark Dynamex decision, the California Supreme Court announced a new test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Under this test, all workers are presumptively employees and may be classified as independent contractors only if they meet three conditions, one if which is that the worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business. How does this ruling impact the various relationships between hospitals, physicians and other workers? Our speaker will discuss this case and common independent contractor relationships in the health care industry. She will also discuss a recent enforcement action by the Internal Revenue Service against a California hospital asserting that the hospital owes employment taxes with respect to an independent contractor physician.
12:15 – 1:30 pm | Networking Luncheon (hosted)
1:30 – 2:30 pm | Trends and Risks in Healthcare Discrimination Enforcement and Litigation: What Does the Future Hold?
Melissa Borrelli, Mazars USA, LLP; David Johnson, Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Patients, enrollees, and disability rights advocates are bringing private lawsuits, and OCR and DOJ have stepped up enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws. Our speakers will focus on recent cases alleging race, sex, disability, age, and communication (i.e., language and auxiliary aids) discrimination by health plans and providers. In addition to discussing how ACA Section 1557 and related federal discrimination laws are being interpreted and enforced, the speakers will lead an interactive discussion of current discrimination scenarios. Be prepared to stretch the creative side of your legal mind!
2:30 – 3:30 pm | Highlights of the New Legal Ethics Rules
Frank Tobin, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Last May, the California Supreme Court approved all but one of 70 new or amended ethics rules as recommended by the State Bar. These changes become effective in November. Our speaker will tell you what you need to know to avoid violating these rules, which could result in discipline ranging from private censure to loss of your license to practice law.
3:45 – 5:00 pm | Disaster Preparedness and Response: What Your Clients Want You to Know
Jalena Bingham, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc; Harsh Parikh, Arent Fox LLP; and Cheryl Starling, Global Vision Consortium
California has, unfortunately, seen many disasters, from wildfires to landslides to the ever-present possibility of a major earthquake. Our panel will first lay the foundation of the principles of emergency management with a focus on medical and public health, including emergency declarations and proclamations, emergency communications, and authorities during emergencies. We will then hear from fellow attorneys who have “been in the trenches,” and hear their stories and lessons learned.
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 2018 Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar. Government attorneys who attended will be charged regular tuition rates. Contact us at email@example.com for more details.
Registrations received after October 25, 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 6.5 hours of MCLE credit.
All cancellations must be in writing and received in the CSHA office by November 1, 2018. Seminar registration fees, minus a $75 processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received by the November 1 deadline. Substitutions may be arranged by contacting the CSHA offices.
Discount deadline is October 18, 2018
CSHA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel at a rate of $149 per night, plus tax. The deadline for reserving rooms at this rate is October 18, 2018. Contact the hotel directly at (888) 627-7104 and mention the “CSHA Fall Seminar” to receive the discounted rate.