SERIES: Introduction to Health Law and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Series (January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 20)

Date & Time: Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
Description: Join us for this introduction to health law and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The series is designed for lawyers entering the health law practice and seeking an overview, as well as for experienced practitioners looking to expand their ability to represent clients in the health care industry.


Part 1: Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System (January 16)

This session provides an overview of the U.S. health care system, including key areas of federal and state regulation, and highlights the legal and practical ramifications of the Affordable Care Act.

Faculty: H. Guy Collier, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP; Sara Rosenbaum, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University


Part 2: The New Insurance Marketplace (January 23)

This new session will cover both the system-wide changes in private health plan coverage as well as more specific questions related to the new coverage pathway through the marketplace.  You will learn about:

*Changes in the regulation of insurance and employer sponsored health plans

*The individual mandate and the employer shared responsibility mandate

*Establishment, operation, and oversight of the new health insurance marketplace.

Faculty: M. Toni Waldman, Senior Counsel, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.; Taylor Burke, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University  (course moderator)


Part 3:  Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (January 30)

Learn about Medicaid and the impact of the ACA, particularly with respect to Medicaid expansion by the states. The class focuses on eligibility, benefits, provider and plan payment, administration, and financing.  

Faculty: Andy Schneider, Attorney at Law; Judy Solomon, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Sarah Mutinsky, Eyman Associates


Part 4: Medicare Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)(February 6)

This session will cover Medicare administration, financing, eligibility, coverage, provider/supplier participation, payment methodologies, and more. Faculty will highlight changes under the ACA, including Medicare Parts A (hospital inpatient services); B (physician and some outpatient services); C (Medicare Advantage); and D (Prescription Drug Program).


Faculty: Thomas Barker, Foley Hoag LLP; Eric Zimmerman, McDermott Will & Emery LLP


 Part 5: Compliance Issues and Health Data Privacy Under the Affordable Care Act (*NEW DATE - February 20)

This session will provide an overview of key health care laws and fraud and abuse statutes, with a specific focus on federal enforcement initiatives. It will deal particularly with health data confidentiality and privacy compliance issues, including:

*HIPAA Administrative Simplification and current status of HIPAA rules

*Electronic data transactions


*National provider identification numbers

*Privacy and confidentiality of health information

*Anti-kickback statute

*Physician self-referral (Stark Law)

*Federal False Claims Act

*Health care enforcement initiatives of the Office of Inspector General and U.S. Department of Justice

*Medicaid anti-fraud programs

*Electronic Health Record (EHR) issues.


Faculty: Barbara H. Ryland, Crowell & Moring LLP; Heidi A. Sorensen, Foley & Lardner LLP

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005

Contact Information
CLE Program
Phone: 202-626-3488
Fax: 202-942-9750

  • Thomas Barker, Foley Hoag LLP

  • Taylor Burke, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Service

  • Harry Collier, McDermott Will & Emery

  • Sarah Mutinsky, Eyman Associates PC

  • Sara Rosenbaum, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

  • Barbara Ryland, CrowellMoring LLP

  • Andreas Schneider, Attorney at Law

  • Judith Solomon, Center on Budget an Policy Priorities

  • Heidi Sorensen, Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Michelle Waldman, Kaiser Permanente

  • Eric Zimmerman, McDermott Will & Emery


Courts, Lawyers, and the Administration of Justice


D.C. Bar Members


Government Attorneys


Government Contracts and Litigation Section


Health Law Section


Labor and Employment Law Section