2017 Health Law CLE


When: Friday, May 12, 2017
Check in begins at 8:30 AM. CLE from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM (Lunch is provided)
Where: Hyatt Place Kansas City/Lenexa City Center
8741 Ryckert Street
Lenexa, Kansas  66219
United States
Leslie Daugharthy (Sign in to view e-mail address)

Event Details
Approved for 6.0 hours of CLE, including 2.0 hours of ethics and professionalism in Kansas and Missouri.

Course Schedule 8:30 a.m. • Check-in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. • HIPAA Update: Enforcement, Security, Audits, & More
Brooke Bennett Aziere, Foulston Siefkin, LLP, Wichita
Amanda Wilwert, Foulston Siefkin, LLP, Topeka
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) continues to focus on increasing enforcement actions against covered entities and business associates.  In so doing, OCR uses a number of investigation and enforcement mechanisms, including the issuance of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other guidance, security professionals, and its audit program.  This session will provide an update on recent enforcement actions, FAQs and other guidance, as well as the Phase 2 audits.  We will highlight current risk areas and those that may be emerging in light of OCR’s Phase 2 audits. 9:50 a.m. • 2017 Health Law Legislative Update
KJ Wall, Forbes Law Group, LLC, Overland Park
This session will focus on legislative developments and newly enacted laws of interest to heath care facilities, payors, providers and legal practitioners alike emerging from the 2017 Legislative Session. 10:15 a.m.  • Case Law Update for 2017
Jerry Hawkins, Hite Fanning & Honeyman, LLP, Wichita
This presentation will review recent case law in the health care field.  10:40 a.m. • Break 10:55 a.m. • You Can't Always Get What You Want: Nonparty Subpoenas issued to the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts 
Kelli Stevens, Kansas Board of Healing Arts, Topeka
This presentation will explore how the State’s medical licensing and regulatory agency responds to discovery subpoenas for outside peer review records in its possession, agency internal peer review, and other privileged and confidential information obtained or created by the agency. 11:45 a.m. • Lunch (provided) 12:45 p.m. • Medicare Reimbursement Appeal Procedures
Richelle Marting, Forbes Law Group LLC, Overland Park
Medicare contractors have been denying providers’ claims for reimbursement at alarming rates, and initiating retroactive audits of payments. Where providers are facing increasing scrutiny into the accuracy of their claims, healthcare attorneys may also see a rise in requests to represent providers during the appeal process. Appeals of these audits and denials create unique challenges in applying substantive and procedural rules under Medicare’s administrative regulations and guidelines. This session will describe the Medicare appeals process with practical insight into obstacles often encountered at various levels of appeal. 1:35 p.m. • Break 1:50 p.m. • The Course of an Ethics Compliant: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know (100 Minutes)
Deborah Hughes, Office of the Disciplinary Administrator, Topeka
This program provides an inside and in-depth view of the attorney discipline process. The presentation covers the progress of a disciplinary complaint from intake through Kansas Supreme Court decision. Video clips of disciplinary cases argued before the Kansas Supreme Court are included. The program provides tips for lawyers who may find themselves the subject of a complaint and interesting statistics on the number of complaints the office handles and on disposition of those complaints. 3:30 p.m. • Adjourn
Registration Fee: KBA Health Law Section Member: $210
KBA Member: $240
Non-member: $300
Paralegal: $180
Paper Materials (optional): $30