32nd Annual Health Law Forum

Date: October 8-9, 2020 – Virtual Forum
Program Producer: J.D. Thomas, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP


COVID-19 and Long-term Care
• Chris Puri, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

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Roundtable Discussion Link — Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. CDT


• HHS Provider Relief Fund Compliance – New Day, New Rules

Providers that benefited from the HHS Relief Funds now face a myriad of issues. This session will address the challenges faced by providers as they account for and work to comply with ever evolving HHS guidance.
• Colbey Reagan, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
• Lucy Carter, Kraft CPAs PLLC

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• Ethical Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic (DUAL)

• Brian Keller, Disability Rights Tennessee
• Julia Morris, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
• Kathryn Payne, VUMC Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society

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• Free the Data! How the New Information Blocking Rule Creates New Opportunities – and New Risks – for Providers and Vendors

HHS published the final information blocking rule under the 21st Century Cures Act on May 1, 2020. That rule establishes conditions under which providers, health IT developers of certified health IT, and health information networks and exchanges cannot interfere with the access, exchange or use of electronic health information. The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has proposed how it will analyze these claims, enforce civil monetary penalties, and sought comment on when enforcement should begin. Join a representative from the HHS OIG and a veteran health IT lawyer for a discussion on the emerging regulatory developments and compliance framework under the Cures Act.
• Amy Leopard, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
• Andrew VanLandingham, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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• Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Update

• Brian Roark, Bass Berry & Sims PLC
• Chris Sabis, Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison PLC
• Jennifer Weaver, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP

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• National Practitioner Data Bank: Reporting Adverse Clinical Privileges Actions

• Molly Huffman, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
• Sally C. Na, INOVA Health System

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• TennCare Office of Program Integrity Overview

Join this session to hear from Stephen Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of TennCare, about agency updates and information about TennCare’s COVID response as well as an overview of the TennCare fraud, waste and abuse process from Annette Dreifke, the Investigations Manager for the TennCare Office of Program Integrity.
• Annette Dreifke, Office of Program Integrity, Bureau of TennCare
• Katie Moss, Division of TennCare, Office of General Counsel
• Stephen Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Department of TennCare

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Please send any questions for discussion to Jarod Word