2018 Colorado Health Law Symposium

April 2018
2018 Colorado Health Law Symposium
Co-sponsored by the Health Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
Program Description::
Please join us for the 2018 Colorado Health Law Symposium co-sponsored by the Health Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. Hear the perspectives of nationally and locally recognized health law experts who will focus on current issues in health law of particular interest and concern to you. Attend and get Washington, D.C. and national perspectives on healthcare reform and the state of the healthcare industry. Recent developments from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, health care real estate, and cybersecurity threats and incident response preparation unique to the healthcare industry are also to be addressed. Make certain you know how to help your clients avoid ransomware subjecting them to multi-million dollar fines for HIPAA violations! PLUS, gain insights on malpractice and ethical dilemmas common to your health law practice.   
Don’t Miss this CONVENIENT opportunity for ADVANCED LEARNING! AND, the opportunities to MIX and MINGLE with your colleagues over LUNCH and at ACE EAT SERVE after the Symposium are invaluable and also not to be missed!!
Take advantage of this timely Symposium to network and to stay current on the ever-evolving health law practice arena — Register Now!
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8:30-9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:05 a.m.
Welcome, Introductions and Overview
Extended by Sarah Radunsky, Esq., Associate General Counsel,  Centura Health, and
Chair, Colorado Bar Association Health Law Section
9:05-10:05 a.m.
Featured Presentation
State of the Healthcare Legal Industry
- Surviving Health Care Market and Industry Challenges: A View from the National Level
- Priorities of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Presented by David S. Cade, Executive Vice President/CEO, American Health Lawyers Association  
10:05-10:15 a.m.
Networking Break
10:15-11:05 a.m.
Healthcare Policy and Financing Recent Developments in Colorado
- Health Program Benefits, Delivery Systems and Provider Relations
- Change Initiatives
- What’s on the Horizon?
Presented by Gretchen Hammer, Medicaid Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
11:05-11:55 a.m.
Report from Inside the Beltway: What’s Going on (or Not)?
- Congressional Legislative Process
- Congressional Budget Process
- The New Tax Law’s Impact on Health Care (Policy, Financing, Delivery)
- Health Care Extenders Recently Enacted into Law
- 2018 Health Care Policy Outlook
Presented by Julius W. Hobson, Jr., Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli
11:55 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Networking Lunch (Hot Lunch  Buffet — included in your registration fee)
12:50–1:40 p.m.
Deep Panda Paging Dr. Smith: Cybersecurity in Healthcare
- Learn Some of the Most Common Motivators of Cyber Threat Actors
- Be Able to Identify Some of the Most Common Cyber Threats Healthcare Organizations Face Today
- Be Able to Identify Some Basic Activities that Legal Counsel Can Take to Assist Healthcare Clients to Prepare for Cyber Threats
- Understand the Critical Importance of Planning for Incident Response   
- Presented by Melissa L. Markey, Esq., Hall Render Killian Heath and Lyman, PLLC
1:40-1:50 p.m.
Networking Break
1:50–2:40 p.m.
Creating Compliant Healthcare Leasing and Subleasing Programs: Managing Risk Beyond Lease Execution
- Complying with Stark and Anti-kickback Act Requirements at Execution
- Creating Systems that Ensure Compliance through the Life of the Lease or Sublease
- Addressing Change – Renewals, Extensions, Expansions, Build-Out, Surrender, and Holdovers
- Navigae Real Estate Compliance Investigations by the US Office of Inspector General
Presented by Allison Nelson, Esq., Akerman LLP
2:40-3:30 p.m.
Malpractice and Ethical Issues Facing Healthcare Lawyers
- Ethical issues Facing In-house and Outside Counsel
- Identifying Your Client and Ethical Issues When Dealing with Employees of the Company
- Quality Assessment Reporting Ethical Concerns
- Common Legal Malpractice Cases Facing Healthcare Attorneys
- Practical Tips and Best Practices to Avoid Malpractice Claims
Presented by Heather K. Kelly, Esq., Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and Jared R. Ellis, Esq., Jaudon & Avery, LLP
3:30 p.m.
Visit Your Sponsors!
4:00 p.m.
Adjourn to Mix and Mingle at ACE EAT SERVE (Symposium attendees and CBA Health Law Section Members Welcome! Section members may attend whether or not they register for Symposium,  501 E. 17th Avenue, a short walk from the Symposium venue)
Location Information
CLECI Large Classroom
1900 Grant Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member $359.00
CBA Member $329.00
Health Law Section Member $299.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $184.50
Student $25.00
CLEACCESSPASS -- BASIC Pass Holder $0.00
  • General Credits: 6.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
  • EDI Credits:

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Start Date - End Date
April 27, 2018
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Location
CLECI Large Classroom
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Sponsor Information

  • Insights of National and Local Speakers and Thought Leaders
  • Up-to-Date Information Clients Expect and that You Need to Know on Such Issues as Health Care Reform and the Industry, Progress Happening at the Federal Level in Washington, DC, Recent Developments at Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid Program, Cybersecurity Threats and Incident Response Preparation, and Real Estate Issues Unique to the Healthcare Industry
  • Common Ethical Issues and Malpractice Cases Facing Healthcare Attorneys