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June 1, 2010

CLE Calendar: ABA Programs Analyze Health Reform

The recent passage of health care reform legislation has raised a number of questions as to how it will affect patients, doctors and the insurance industry in general. This month, the _ Center for Continuing Legal Education spotlight is on the reform and its implications, with a variety of relevant programs that address the needs of all legal practitioners—new, seasoned and those in-between.

Programming highlights:

June 2  “Dollars and Sense: Health Care Reform, Cost Control, Reimbursements and Their Impact on Physicians and Hospitals,” will focus on the policies and goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with a special focus on analyzing cost containment mechanisms in the new law, including a discussion of how reimbursements will change for physicians and hospitals.

June 10 “Healthcare Reform and Tax-Exempt Status for Hospitals,” will provide a comprehensive overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The act, a product of healthcare reform, requires hospital organizations to perform community health needs assessments every three years, adopt financial assistance policies, and meet certain restrictions on charges as well as on billing and collection requirements. In order to retain tax-exempt status, hospitals must fulfill the new requirements. Teleconference panelists will analyze the requirements, ambiguities of the act and the future of tax-exemption for hospitals.

June 17 “Fundamentals of Health Insurance and Managed Care,” will examine the fundamentals of managed care from a variety of perspectives, including payors, providers, regulators and the courts. Managed care is a critical factor in the government’s efforts to expand healthcare coverage for al. Expert panelists will discuss emerging trends in managed care, the legal and practical implications, and future issues. This program is part of the Health Law Fundamentals Teleconference Series.

Other hot topics in Continuing Legal Education for June 2010 include:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Bribery Compliance Issues in the PRC
  • It’s a Whole New Card Game: New Federal Regulation of Debit, Prepaid, and Gift Cards
  • Don’t Forget to Hit the Refresh Button: The Law of Keyword Advertising Changes Again
  • Seeking Harmony in Music Distribution

A complete listing of monthly programs is available on the Continuing Legal Education calendar.

Accredited reporters are welcome to attend these programs for free. To register, contact Tamiko M. Lee at or 312/988-5237.