2022 Fall Seminar
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
October 28, 2022
CSHA is pleased to announce its 2022 Fall Seminar. Plan to join us for this informative and educational event.
On behalf of the CSHA Board of Directors, I am excited to once again invite you to attend CSHA’s annual Fall Seminar, which will take place on October 28th at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento.
The Fall Seminar includes high-quality, relevant and practical presentations designed to keep you abreast of the latest issues in health law. As is our annual tradition, the seminar will include the ever popular legislative update and several in depth sessions focused on some of the most pressing issues in our practice this year.
The Fall Seminar also offers the rare opportunity to catch up with colleagues and meet new practitioners from around the state in person – something that is even more important this year as we emerge from COVID and way too much time spent on Zoom!
We chose Sacramento in part to make it as easy as possible for government and other in-house attorneys to attend this year’s meeting and we want to encourage our public servant members to take advantage of discounted registration costs!
Please make plans to attend this year’s Fall Seminar—I look forward to welcoming you all to Sacramento!
Ben Durie, CSHA President-Elect
Friday, October 28
7:30 – 8:15 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 am | Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ben Durie, President-Elect, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
8:30 – 10:30 am | Legislative and Regulatory Update
Melissa Borrelli, Nossaman LLP; Jackie Garman, California Hospital Association
This popular annual session provides an overview of new state laws and regulations to help you and your clients prepare for 2023.
10:45 – 11:30 am | Office of Health Care Affordability
Ryan Witz, California Hospital Association
Californians are tired of high and increasing health care costs. The state of California has enacted a measure to establish the Office of Health Care Affordability to set cost targets for hospitals, physician organizations, payers, and others — and to penalize those that exceed their targets. In addition, the office will conduct a market impact review for certain health care mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, or other transactions that entail material changes to ownership, operations, or governance of hospitals, physician organizations, payers, and others. These transactions cannot be implemented without a written waiver from the office or until 60 days after the office issues its final report. Our speaker will explain the role of the office, its authority, the timeline for implementation, and the expected impact on the health care marketplace.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Networking Luncheon (hosted)
1:00 – 2:00 pm | Supersized – Trends in Scope of Practice for California Mid-Level Practitioners and What They Mean
Samuel Chang, Athene Law, LLP; Charlotte Tsui, California Medical Association
California needs additional healthcare professionals to meet the demand for primary care. To meet this need, the state has enacted measures loosening the supervision requirements of non-physician professionals and expanding the scope of practice of nurse practitioners. This presentation will examine the current state of physician supervision requirements in California, how they have changed recently, and what these changes mean for healthcare professionals and facilities, including the corporate practice of medicine.
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Overview of the California Department of Aging’s New Office of the Long-Term Care Patient Representative
Jeremy Avila and Miranda Walker , California Department of Aging
In response to the decision in California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) v. Smith holding that the interdisciplinary team consent process set forth in Health and Safety Code Section 1418.8 was constitutionally deficient, the California Department of Aging is establishing a brand-new Office of the Long-Term Care Patient Representative. This office will connect public patient representatives to residents who lack decision-making capacity and have no family or friend to speak or act on their behalf. This presentation will provide an overview of the issues involved in the CANHR v. Smith case, recently-updated statutory language, and the role of the new office.
3:15 – 4:15 pm | Physician Well-Being and Burnout
Nicea Darling, Community Health System; Annie Lee, ArentFox Schiff
Practitioner burnout has been an ongoing issue in the healthcare industry, and COVID-19 further increased the stressors on emotional well-being. These stressors have the potential of adversely impacting practitioner conduct and already have pushed many practitioners into leaving their practices. So what is the solution to burnout? For many institutions, well-being committees could become part of the answer. In this program, we will discuss the value and legal parameters of Medical Staff well-being committees; how to structure and define the scope of a meaningful, useful, and proactive well-being committee; and emerging ideas in the industry for addressing practitioner well-being. We will also discuss Stark law considerations when developing wellness programs to address practitioner well-being and burnout.
4:15 – 5:15 pm | Strategies for Effective Case Management of Managed Care Disputes
Glenn Solomon, King & Spalding; Jordan Teti, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Moderated by Amanda Hayes-Kibreab, King & Spalding LLP
This presentation will feature a panel of experienced managed care litigators — representing both the provider and payer perspective — discussing strategies for efficiently and effectively managing healthcare reimbursement disputes, including innovative approaches to evaluating disputed claims, efficient ways to litigate and arbitrate them, and strategies for meeting client expectations.
5:15 pm | Adjournment & Distribution of MCLE Certificates
Discount deadline is October 12, 2022
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Law Students and Government Attorneys $25
*This rate is for government attorneys who did not attend the 2022 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 12, 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.
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 19, 2022. Seminar registration fees, minus a $75 processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received by the October 19 deadline. Substitutions may be arranged by contacting the CSHA offices.
Room Block Update
For those who have yet to book a hotel room at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, please note that the room block is sold out. The room block sells out in a week or two every year, but as the conference dates get closer, rooms will begin to open up due to cancellations. Attendees are welcome to reach out to the Sheraton in case any additional rooms open up due to cancellations. However, there are other local hotels that CSHA recommends:
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
0.6 miles from the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
The Fort Sutter Hotel Sacramento
1.3 miles from the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1308 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Sheraton Grand Sacramento is the host hotel.
To make your reservation call (916) 447-1700 and mention that you will be attending the CSHA Fall Seminar and provide the room block code which is AFE to receive the discounted rate of $199 single/double occupancy, plus tax. You may also click here to book online (the link goes to a special reservation link for CSHA Hearing Officer Update Program and Fall Seminar attendees). The deadline for obtaining the discounted rate is October 12.
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95814
CSHA’s contracted discounted rates will be available up to three days before and after our seminar dates, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Download 2022 CSHA Fall Seminar program materials.
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