Recap of the Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute

On March 5th – 7th, 2017, leading General Counsel and Compliance Officers from hospitals and health systems across the country gathered at the St Regis Hotel in Atlanta for a few days of networking, learning, sharing of insights and strategies, as well as stimulating discussions around the risks and opportunities facing the U.S. Healthcare Industry. The 2017 Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute agenda was designed by Healthcare GCs for Healthcare GCs with the objective of keeping attendees abreast of current legal developments in a highly regulated and rapidly evolving environment. 

The agenda featured perennially critical discussions around cybersecurity, ERM, antitrust, internal investigations, PHM, revenue diversification, international PPPs, bundled payments, telemedicine, social media, a variety of enforcement actions, including but not limited to FCA, hospital governance and compliance program effectiveness. Attendees from organizations such as Ascension Health, Northwell Health, Carolinas Health System, Summa Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Partners HealthCare, Geisinger Health System, Texas Health Resources and UPMC, to name a few, benefitted greatly from the diverse range of perspectives and approaches.   

Healthcare reform initiatives over the past few years have spawned rapid consolidation, new care models, reduced reimbursement, physician employment and compensation challenges, and privacy and security concerns brought on by new technologies and population health management initiatives. Many General Counsel have been thrust into bigger roles – those of strategic advisor or partner to their senior executive administrators and boards of directors – demanding different skill sets to be successful. 

Some of the sessions that resonated strongly with the attending GCs were on effective law department management, optimizing outside counsel relationships, engaging and sustaining legal department employees and using analytics to measure and demonstrate value. The Institute concluded with a dynamic panel of legal leaders sharing their experiences of what qualities and skill sets in-house counsel must develop be most effective in their role to enable their organization to thrive in and respond to a continually evolving healthcare landscape.

Next year’s Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute will be taking place March 4th – 6th, 2018. If you would like to share some insights and experiences as a member of the Speaker Faculty, suggest topic areas for the agenda or join the waiting list for attendance, please contact Nas Panwar at npanwar@ipmionline.com