Applied for 7.0 CLE credit hours, including 2.0 hour of ethics and professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.
8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Corporate Practice of Medicine and Other Physician Practice Organizational Issues
Randy Schultz, Lathrop & Gage LLP, Overland Park
Kelli Stevens, General Counsel, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, Topeka
his session will provide an analysis and discussion of the regulatory and practical issues relating to the corporate practice of medicine doctrine in Kansas. Topics to be covered include impermissible business structures, gray areas and problem business structures commonly encountered by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
9:50 a.m. Case Law Update
Jerry Hawkins, Partner Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP, Wichita
This presentation will review recent case law.
10:15 a.m. A 2014 Kansas Legislative Update; Just When You Thought…
Deborah Frye Stern, Vice President of Clinical Services and General Counsel, Kansas Hospital Association, Topeka
This presentation will provide a summary of the health care legislation that was discussed during the 2014 legislative session.
10:40 a.m. Break
10:55 a.m. Management of Disruptive Physicians
Mary Christopher, Goodell Stratton Edmonds & Palmer LLP, Topeka
Nathan Leadstrom, Goodell Stratton Edmonds & Palmer LLP, Topeka
11:45 a.m. Lunch (provided)
12:45 p.m. Recent Ethics Developments
Stanton Hazlett, Disciplinary Administrator, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, Topeka
1:35 p.m. Business Immigration Update for HealthCare Providers
Mira Mdivani, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm, Overland Park
In this presentation, business immigration attorney Mira Mdivani of Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm will cover immigration-related issues for healthcare providers, including form I-9 enforcement by Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement for “not doing enough”, and Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel, for “going too far” in employer immigration compliance, as well as issues involved in employing international personnel, including physicians, nurses, and allied professionals.
2:25 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. Ethical Obligations Regarding Impaired Attorneys
Joseph Colantuono, Colantuono Bjerg Guinn LLC, Overland Park
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among lawyers. One out of every nine people age 65 and older suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. This presentation will discuss your ethical obligations regarding impaired attorneys.
3:30 p.m. The Anatomy of a FCA Qui Tam Case with Allegations Arising under the AKS
Michael Lampert, Ropes & Gray, LLP, Boston, Mass.
Gary Ayers, Foulston Siefkin, LLP, Wichita
The False Claims Act prohibits the submission of false or fraudulent claims, and causing third parties to submit false or fraudulent claims. It has been used by qui tam relators and by the government to enforce, civilly, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and other health care laws. This discussion will analyze the legal framework for civil enforcement of the Anti-Kickback Statute through the False Claims Act.
4:20 p.m. Adjournment