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Posted by: Jenny Jones on May 12, 2014

The TBA Health Law Section Executive Council has been very busy this year as we are now finalizing our planning for the ever-popular annual Health Law Forum and Primer to be held this year on October 8th through 10th.  A highlight from this year's Forum will be a session on the Affordable Care Act by Deputy Commissioner Darin Gordon, Director of TennCare and the Division of Health Care Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee.  Sandy Teplitzky and Julie Kass will join us again for the excellent Fraud and Abuse Update.  Other presentations will include, among many others, a panel discussion on Government Perspectives on Healthcare Fraud and Enforcement, a HIPAA & HITECH update, a Risk Management session, a 2014 Tennessee Law and Legislative update, and Ethics.  The Health Law Section will also host their annual Section luncheon at the Forum that is open to its members by advance reservation.  We hope to see many of you there!

Please look out in the coming months for a brief survey that the Executive Council will be sending to our Section members that will ask questions about the type and setting of your practice and about programming suggestions so that we might better tailor future programming to meet the needs of this Section’s membership.  We hope that you will take just a few minutes to respond to this short survey upon receipt as the greater the membership participation, the better we can serve the membership going forward.

Finally, thank you for allowing me to serve as the Chair of this Section.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity, with the Executive Council’s assistance, to further the interests of this Section.  I am particularly proud of our Health Law Section and the impressive Tennessee health care attorneys who make up its membership.

Please let me know if ever you have any questions, concerns and/or recommendations in relation to the TBA Health Law Section. 

All my best,

Christie Kizer Burbank, Chair