Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues

25 March 2009 Baltimore, MD Past Event

Location

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD

Agenda

March 25-27, 2009

Foley Partners Janice Anderson, Lena Robins, and Lawrence Vernaglia are speaking at the American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, March 25 - 27, 2009 in Baltimore, MD.

Ms. Robins is speaking on March 25, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. with Barry D. Alexander from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, James F. Flynn from Bricker & Eckler LLP, and Christine C. Rinn from Crowell & Moring LLP. Their session is titled "Fundamentals of Medicare Parts A-D. Topics to be covered include: 

  • Medicare “101”: Key concepts and terms
  • Part A provider types and payment systems
  • Part B suppliers and payment systems
  • Medicare Part C - Medicare Advantage: Program structure, payment mechanisms and key implementation issues
  • Part D—the Drug Benefit: Structure of program; eligibility, benefits, financing and regulatory challenges

Mr. Vernaglia is speaking on March 25, 2009 from 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. His session is titled "Primer on Researching Medicare and Medicaid Issues: Source and Techniques. Topics to be covered include:

  • Research source materials
  • Update on CMS website redesign, increased search capabilities and utility of both
  • Update on electronic research materials using AHLA Health Law Archive, other AHLA materials and commercial sources
  • Development of a research plan for coverage, enrollment/participation, reimbursement/payment and repayment issues
  • Practical tips for more effective, efficient research

Ms. Anderson is speaking on March 26, 2009 from 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. with Jason E. Bring from Arnall Golden Gregory LLP and again from 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Their session is titled "Update on Quality Initiatives and Value Based Purchasing in Medicare. Topics to be covered include:

  • Update on the government’s three pronged approach to drive quality of care - payment reform, public reporting and enforcement
  • The government’s approach to reducing adverse events and improving patient safety
  • CMS’ “Roadmap to Value Based Purchasing” highlights changes to come
  • What providers should be doing

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Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues

Location

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD

Agenda

March 25-27, 2009