DO NOT USE Colorado Health Law Symposium 2020 - Video Replay Grand Junction

Co-sponsored by the Health Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
- Take advantage of this timely symposium to stay current on your ever-evolving health law practice and to network with your colleagues;
- Hear insights from nationally and locally recognized health law experts; and
- Get current information on specific issues such as artificial intelligence in healthcare, Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute regulations, and federal legislation and policy changes
Program Description:
Expand your knowledge and understanding of the laws, procedures, policies, and more governing health care by joining us at the 2020 Colorado Health Law Symposium. The health care industry and law is ever-changing, developing, and evolving. Take advantage of this timely conference to gain insights from nationally and locally recognized health law experts, and mix and mingle with your colleagues.
2020 Symposium Sponsors:
Exhibiting Sponsors:
Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
Root Valuation
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

8:30 – 8:55 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:55 – 9:00 am
Welcome, Introductions and Overview
Extended by Thomas M. Donohoe, Esq., Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, SCL Health, and Chair, Colorado Bar Association Health Law Section
9:00 – 9:50 am
Report from Inside the Beltway: What’s Going on (or Not)?
- President’s Budget Proposal and Outlook in Congress
- Prescription Drug Pricing and Surprise Medical Billing
- Potential Impact of Impeachment and the 2020 Election Process on Public Policy Making
Presented by Julius W. Hobson, Jr., Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli PC
9:50-10:00 am
Networking Break
Visit Your Sponsors!
10:00 – 11:00 am
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – Strategies to Identify and Mitigate Privacy and Other Legal Risks
Every day we hear about advances in artificial intelligence (AI), and how AI will propel the healthcare industry forward to deliver care in new and innovative ways. This presentation will provide an introduction to AI, as well as legal issues that arise from its use, algorithmic processing of personal information, and legal principles to resolve those issues. The panel will also discuss some examples of AI in the healthcare industry, and questions that may soon arise as AI becomes more common in healthcare.
Presented by Chris Achatz, Esq., Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis,
James Theiss, Esq., Senior Corporate Counsel and Director, Privacy and Security, DaVita, and Nolan Young, Esq., Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Health Care Innovation, DaVita
11:00 – 11:50 am
State of the Healthcare Industry: Impacts on Your Practice
- Changing Patient Demographics
- Who’s Providing the Care
- Data, Data, Data
- Health Care for All
- Artificial Intelligence
Presented by David S. Cade, Executive Vice President/CEO, American Health Lawyers Association
11:50 am – 12:00 noon
Pick up Lunches
12 noon – 12:50 pm
Networking Lunch (included in the registration fee)
12:50 – 1:40 pm
Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Updates – Proposed New Regulations and Other Initiatives
As part of the Trump Administration’s “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care,” CMS and the OIG recently published proposed changes to the Stark Law’s regulatory exceptions, and the Anti-Kickback Statute’s safe harbors. The recommendations were applauded by many in the health care industry as an important step for the development of value-based reimbursement arrangements and coordinated care. The proposed Stark regulations also attempt to address thorny issues relating to fair market value, commercial reasonableness, volume or value, and technical noncompliance. The Trump administration has indicated that it plans to review the health care industry’s feedback and monitor implementation to determine if more expansive regulatory changes are needed. This session will discuss the scope and impact of the proposed Stark and AKS regulations, and consider what lies ahead for these sentinel compliance laws.
Presented by Meghan E. Pound, Esq. and Jennifer A. Sullivan, Esq., Caplan & Earnest LLC
1:40 – 2:40pm
NPDB Reporting: Legal and Practical Updates
- Overview of NPDB Reporting
- Revised NPDB Guidebook
- Case examples, including a review of professional review activities and NPDB reporting:
- Proctoring
- Reappointments
- Resignations
- Voluntary Agreements Not to Exercise Privileges
- Leaves of Absence
Presented by Ann C. McCullough, Esq., Polsinelli PC, Alison C. Sorkin, Esq., Associate General Counsel, University of Colorado Health, and Marshall Gottesfeld, M.D.
2:40 – 2:50pm
Networking Break
Visit Your Sponsors!
2:50 – 3:40pm
The Attorney Regulation Process and Common Ethical Issues
Assistant Regulation Counsel Catherine “Cat” Shea will present on The Attorney Regulation Process and Common Ethical Issues, including such topics as the disciplinary investigation process and statistics, practice pointers, attorney well-being, and recently adopted Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.
Presented by Catherine “Cat” Shea, Assistant Attorney Regulation Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court
Visit Your Sponsors and Adjourn to Mix & Mingle!
Mix and Mingle at the ART, a hotel in the FIRE lounge (1201 Broadway, Denver - a short walk)
(Symposium attendees and CBA Health Law Section members welcome! Section members may attend whether or not they register for the Symposium.)  
Location Information
Law Office of Baird B Brown PC
1250 E Sherwood Dr
Grand Junction, CO
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Registration Fees
Non Member $489.00
CBA Member $389.00
CBA Health Law Section Member $329.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $247.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $164.50
ELITE Pass Holder $0.00
  • General Credits: 6.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
Start Date - End Date
May 19, 2020
Start Time - End Time
8:55 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Location
Law Office of Baird B Brown PC
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