2019 Fall Seminar
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
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November 8, 2019
CSHA is pleased to announce its 2019 Fall Seminar. Plan to join us for this informative and educational event.
The City of Sacramento is often overlooked as a choice destination for professional meetings and events. However, Sacramento is a quietly dynamic and vibrant region that offers much in the way of history, culture and cuisine — not to mention serving as the heart and soul of California government. With this in mind, on behalf of the CSHA Board of Directors, I am excited to invite you to attend the annual Fall Seminar on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento. We extend a special welcome to our public servant members and encourage you to take advantage of discounted registration costs.
This year’s seminar includes high-quality, relevant and practical presentations designed to keep you abreast of the latest issues in health law. In addition to the annual legislative update, several sessions will focus on issues impacting members that work for or with the state government. The Fall Seminar also offers the rare opportunity to catch up with colleagues and meet new practitioners from around the state in person. Networking on LinkedIn pales in comparison to face-to-face connections at CSHA events!
Please make plans to attend this year’s Fall Seminar—I look forward to welcoming you all to Sacramento!
Melissa Borrelli, CSHA President-Elect
Friday, November 8
7:30 – 8:30 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks
Melissa Borrelli, President-Elect, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
8:45 – 10:30 am | Legislative and Regulatory Update
Gail Blanchard-Saiger and 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 2020.
10:45 – 11:30 am | Telehealth in Medi-Cal
Erica Bonnifield, California Department of Health Care Services
This session explains the Department’s recently updated Medi-Cal telehealth policy, including a discussion of key areas of clarification and increased provider flexibilities for the use of telehealth as a modality for delivering medically necessary services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The session will conclude with a question and answer portion.
11:30 am – 12:15 pm | California Attorney General Healthcare Oversight
Melanie Fontes Rainer, California Department of Justice
This session will provide an overview of the California Attorney General’s initiatives in the healthcare arena, including litigation against the Trump Administration’s efforts to overturn the ACA. The speaker will also discuss the AG’s work affecting Title X, the conscience protections rules, and the public charge rule.
12:15 – 1:30 pm | Hosted Lunch
Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Richard Figueroa, Acting Director, California Department of Health Care Services
1:30 – 2:45 pm | Firsthand: Hearing from Three California State Health Departments
Susan Fanelli, California Department of Public Health; Jared Goldman, California Department of Health Care Services; and Shelley Rouillard, California Department of Managed Health Care; Moderated by Melissa Borrelli
This panel discussion features representatives from the three most influential and active state agencies that regulate California health care providers and payers. Each panelist will update us on their department’s priorities and vision under Governor Newsom’s policy agenda. A moderator-led Q&A session will follow.
2:45 – 3:30 pm | A Day in the Life of a General Counsel: On the Front Lines
Kathleen Keeshen, Covered California
Covered California is the health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act to enable eligible individuals and small businesses to purchase federally-subsidized coverage. Listen to Covered California’s general counsel describe her organization, a typical day, and the challenges she faces in contracting with 11 Qualified Health Plan and 7 Qualified Dental Plan carriers and providing coverage to about 1.4 million Californians. Learn what keeps her up at night!
3:45 – 5:00 pm | After the Deal is Done: Santa Clara County’s Experience Purchasing Private Hospitals in Bankruptcy and Integrating Them into a Public Health System
Theresa Fuentes, Douglas Press and Masa Shiohira, County of Santa Clara, Office of the County Counsel
In March 2019, Santa Clara County acquired two private hospitals that were at risk of closure through the second largest hospital bankruptcy in history. In doing so, the County was able to rapidly enhance its hospital system capacity and geographic reach and preserve health care access for communities, including those in rural regions of the county.
This presentation will discuss how the County accomplished this acquisition within a short period of seven months, and the legal and operational challenges of integrating the hospitals into the county health system.
5:00 pm | Adjournment & Distribution of MCLE Certificates
Discount deadline is October 24, 2019
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Law Students and Government Attorneys $25
*This rate is for government attorneys who did not attend the 2019 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 24, 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.
Presentations will be available online only
You will receive an email before the event with instructions on how to download the presentations to your laptop/tablet for viewing on-site, or to print and bring with you. Be sure to download the materials in advance; WiFi access on-site may be limited.
All cancellations must be in writing and received in the CSHA office by October 31, 2019. Seminar registration fees, minus a $75 processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received by the October 31 deadline. Substitutions may be arranged by contacting the CSHA offices.
CSHA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel at a rate of $179 per night, plus tax. The deadline for reserving rooms at this rate is October 10, 2019. Contact the hotel directly at (888) 236-2427 and mention the “CSHA Fall Seminar” to receive the discounted rate.
Download 2019 Fall Seminar materials.
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