Health Care Legal Updates Breakfast Series

The health care industry is ever-changing, as are the laws affecting it. To help you stay current, Fox’s Health Law Practice is hosting a 12-part breakfast seminar series to highlight relevant and timely topics with health care legal implications and analysis, including discussion of their effects on the health care marketplace.

PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY IN HEALTH CARE

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Topics: HIPAA compliance in an age of mergers and acquisitions, ransomware, mobile devices, patient access requests, vendor limitations of liability and effect of GDPR on health care entities.

THE EVOLVING HEALTH CARE MARKETPLACE: HOW CHANGES MAY AFFECT PROVIDERS, PAYERS & OTHERS

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The health care marketplace is continuing to change, with consolidation between hospitals, physicians and payers; payers taking on provider roles and vice-versa; and shifts to value-based or alternative payment models. This program will explore the changes that have occurred and continue to occur, antitrust challenges to consolidation, managed care issues, involvement of private equity in health care, what is happening with the Affordable Care Act and efforts by employers and government to contain health care costs, along with how these changes affect providers, payers, patients and others in the health care environment.

EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES IN THE HEALTH CARE WORKPLACE

Thursday, September 20, 2018

This program will discuss some of the timeliest and most vexing issues facing health care employers, including disability complaints in the health care workplace, an employer’s duty to accommodate, "light duty," leave laws, specific protections for employees under New York City law, recent changes to New York  law, sexual harassment claims and the effect of the #MeToo movement on health care.

HEALTH CARE APPS & LEGAL ISSUES

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New technologies are rapidly changing the way health care services are delivered. New health care apps are popping up every day, offering both unique opportunities and new regulatory compliance challenges. Whether an app is provided by health care providers or payers (e.g., to let patients connect in times of need), used by a current patient or whether the provider/payer is an investor in an app, it is important to be aware of the many legal issues involved with health care apps. These include privacy issues (HIPAA, state law and even GDPR, depending upon how and where the app may be used), difference in treatment of data stored/used by consumer health apps (e.g., pursuant to employer health plans), practice of medicine issues, ownership rights, licensing issues, contractual issues, avoidance of liability and FDA regulation of apps that act as medical devices. This program will discuss legal issues involved with health care apps and considerations for providers, payers, app developers and others in the health care field.

THE EVER-SPREADING RASH OF ADA LAWSUITS INVOLVING WEBSITES AND ‘BRICK & MORTAR’ LOCATIONS

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Plaintiffs attorneys have found a new mechanism to collect attorney fees: sue alleging that a website fails to accommodate the disabled, e.g., the blind. This program will discuss the increasing number of lawsuits against health care entities alleging both websites and physical locations failed to accommodate the disabled, the lack of federal guidance for websites and how to protect yourself.

SALE OR PURCHASE OF A HEALTH CARE BUSINESS: ANATOMY OF A HEALTH CARE DEAL

January 2019

As health care becomes a greater part of the economy, the number of health care deals has increased. This program will discuss the elements of a health care purchase or sale, what to be aware of in an asset or equity purchase agreement, indemnification, representations and warranties, use of “rep and warranty” insurance, equity participation and regulatory issues.

PHYSICIAN PRACTICE ACQUISITIONS & ALTERNATIVE PHYSICIAN ALIGNMENT STRATEGIES 

February 2019

Physician practice acquisitions pose unique issues in addition to those encountered in the sale or purchase of a non-physician health care business. This program will discuss options as to various types of structures that can be considered with in aligning with and acquisition of physicians, including “practice leasing,” “group practices without walls,” and employment models. It will also discuss various models of compensation and how such can affect the success of a deal, and the increasingly common involvement of private equity in physician purchases and structuring issues.

GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS & QUI TAM ACTIONS IN HEALTH CARE

March 2019

As the government continues to collect substantial dollars from actions against health care entities, the importance of recognizing how such actions may commence and how to respond is essential. This program will discuss whistleblower actions, the use of data analytics, how to respond to a complaint, conducting an investigation when a complaint arises and attorney-client privilege issues.

HEALTH CARE STARTUPS

April 2019

Health care “startups” have been involved in everything from clinical medicine to tech and beyond. This program will explore what to consider if starting or dealing with a health care startup, including how to grow your company from ideation to seed, series A and growth equity, the legal challenges along the way and the common pitfalls.

COMMON PROBLEMS & PITFALLS IN HEALTH CARE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS & PROJECTS

May 2019

Hospital infrastructure needs continually change as facilities age and need to be redesigned, enlarged or upgraded. This program will address how to engage in construction projects while ensuring the smooth delivery of hospital services throughout the project. Learn about alternative project delivery method options and how to best protect the assets of the hospital from the pitfalls of a construction project, including through an appropriate construction contract and during construction itself.

MACHINE LEARNING, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & HEALTH CARE: PRIVACY & LEGAL ISSUES

June 2019

TELEMEDICINE: LICENSING, REIMBURSEMENT, LIABILITY & OTHER LEGAL ISSUES

July 2019

Dates and topics subject to change.