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The American Health Law Association (AHLA) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field with nearly 14,000 members. As part of its educational mission, AHLA's Speaking of Health Law podcasts offer thoughtful analysis and insightful commentary on the legal and policy issues affecting the health care system.
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Jon Moore, Clearwater, and Iliana Peters, Polsinelli PC, talk about the importance of application programming interfaces (APIs) in connection with health care data. The podcast discusses the recently issued OCR final rule and how the rule impacts APIs. The speakers also discuss common vulnerabilities associated with APIs and give practical tips on steps an organization can take before implementing an API. Sponsored by Clearwater.
Jon Moore, Clearwater, and Iliana Peters, Polsinelli PC, discuss cyber risk as part of the due diligence process.  Specifically, the podcast covers what steps an acquiring entity should take to limit its exposure to potential liabilities and reduce risk; ongoing management of risk and best practices; and risk analysis trends as a component of representations and warranties insurance. Sponsored by Clearwater.
Christy Street, Horne, speaks to Anna Grizzle, Bass Berry & Sims, about structuring provider compensation models from a regulatory perspective. The podcast looks at compensation issues in light of the newly issued Stark Law final rules. Sponsored by Horne LLP.
Jon Moore, Clearwater, and Iliana Peters, Polsinelli PC, talk about what type of risk analysis the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) expects for compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. The podcast discusses why it’s important to perform risk analysis at the information system level and the implications of not performing a comprehensive, enterprise-wide risk analysis. The speakers also make practical recommendations to help organizations evolve their approach to analyzing and responding to information security risk. Sponsored by Clearwater.
Kristin McGurn, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and William Kishman, Squire Patton Boggs, discuss employment issues related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The speakers talk about the recent EEOC guidance, including what employers should do about employee objections to the vaccine, and what sort of accommodations must be made. The podcast also discusses labor union issues, liability protections, and other state and federal guidance. From AHLA's Labor and Employment Practice Group.
William Horton, Jones Walker; Judith Waltz, Foley & Lardner; Daniel Murphy, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; and Serra Schlanger, Hyman Phelps & McNamara, editors of AHLA Federal Health Care Laws and Regulations, speak about key health care happenings in 2020 and what to look forward to in 2021. Topics discussed include emergency use authorizations, Stark and AKS reforms, telehealth, issues surrounding lab developed tests, drug pricing, workforce issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. 
Wes Morris, Clearwater, and Kirk J. Nahra, WilmerHale, discuss the recently-issued Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) proposed rule. The podcast discusses key changes made by the proposal, including changes to the minimum necessary standard for care coordination and other information disclosure changes. Sponsored by Clearwater. 
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Associate General Counsel, Compliance Officer, GRAIL, speaks with Dan Murphy, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, about his recent AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Briefing, Compliance Tips for Integrated Health Care Organizations: Coordinated Care and the Shift to Value-Based Reimbursement. The podcast discusses the conflict between the fraud and abuse risks that arise out of a fee-for-service payment model vs. those arising under value-based care models in light of the recently-issued Stark Law and AKS final rules, and gives practical compliance tips for organizations. From AHLA's Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. Sponsored by BRG.
In this podcast from AHLA’s Women’s Leadership Council, Christy Crider, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, speaks to James Duff, Director, Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Duff reflects upon his memories of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an early and prolific pioneer for gender equality. 
Christy Street, Horne, LLP, speaks with Ritu Cooper, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC, about commercial reasonableness concerns in health care valuations and arrangements and the differences between commercial reasonableness and fair market value. The podcast also discusses the definition of commercial reasonableness in the recently-issued Stark Law final rules. Sponsored by Horne.
Sarah Swank, Nixon Peabody LLP, speaks with Janis M. Orlowski, MD, Chief Health Care Officer, AAMC, and Lance Gable, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State Univ., about what providers need to know right now about crisis standards of care to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcast discusses how to sustain personnel during the public health emergency, ensuring that fairness underlies the standards, liability issues, and longer term effects likely to inform future planning. 
AHLA's monthly podcast featuring health lawyer and blogger Norm Tabler's informative and entertaining take on recent health law and other legal developments.https://vurbl.com/station/18GwprdCnJp/
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Associate General Counsel, Compliance Officer, GRAIL, speaks with Joe Wolfe, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC, and Kristin Carter, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, about the recently-issued Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute final rules. The podcast details the changes made in the final rules and discusses how the rules will encourage innovation and how the changes ease compliance with the rules. From AHLA's Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. Sponsored by BRG.
Herd A. Midkiff, JTaylor, speaks with the authors of AHLA’s “The Stark Law: Comprehensive Analysis and Practical Guide”—Charles Oppenheim, Amy Joseph, and Ben Durie, Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC. The podcast discusses the recently-issued Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute final rules, including changes to commercial reasonableness, how changes made to the rules will impact compliance considerations, and other important provisions. Sponsored by JTaylor. 
Barry Mathis, PYA, speaks to Elizabeth Hodge, Akerman LLP, about how health care organizations should respond to ransomware and other cybersecurity incidents. The podcast gives practical tips on how organizations can prevent such incidents, and what to do if your organization does get hit with a ransomware attack, including the importance of cyber insurance and whether you should pay the bad actors or not. From the Privacy and Security Risk Compliance and Enforcement Affinity Group of AHLA's Health Information and Technology Practice Group. Sponsored by PYA. 
HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan speaks to AHLA CEO David Cade about the newly unveiled Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute final regulations. Hargan discusses the broad goals of the reforms and how they fit into the agency’s ongoing efforts to advance value-based care and reduce regulatory burdens that impede care coordination. The podcast describes how the final rules will benefit providers and patients into the future and result in better care outcomes. Sponsored by JTaylor. 
Jarrod Barraza, Horne LLP, and Patrick Souter, Gray Reed, discuss private equity involvement in physician practice transactions, including concerns such as corporate practice of medicine rules, alignment of goals, and due diligence. The podcast also covers valuation issues. Sponsored by Horne.
In this episode of AHLA's monthly series on fraud and abuse issues, Matthew Wetzel, Associate General Counsel, Compliance Officer, GRAIL, speaks with Joe Wolfe, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC, Frank Stevens, Berkeley Research Group (BRG), and Alex Krouse, Parkview Health, about the recent proposed changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule. The podcast discusses the changes made by the rule to physician compensation, and how it impacts compensation planning. From AHLA's Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. Sponsored by BRG.
AHLA's monthly podcast featuring health lawyer and blogger Norm Tabler's informative and entertaining take on recent health law and other legal developments. 
David Cade, CEO, American Health Law Association, speaks with Eric Zimmerman, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, and principal of McDermott+Consulting LLC, about what effect a new Biden administration might have on health policy and how the health industry can prepare. The podcast discusses what to look for in the first 100 days of Biden’s presidency regarding COVID-19, health care reform, and other initiatives.
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