Physician Issues: Working Together and Staying Out of Trouble

September 28, 2008 – September 25, 2008
Co-hosted with Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA)

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Registration / Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Welcoming Remarks
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  Physician Compliance
How physicians run afoul of the law and how best for them to "stay out of trouble."

Michael McGovern, Partner, Ropes & Gray
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Recruitment and Employment
Current employment issues and ways to recruit physicians within the regulatory boundaries.
Timothy McCrystal, Partner, Ropes & Gray
Diane Patrick, Partner, Ropes & Gray
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Incentive Compensation
Quality initiatives and other issues relating to innovative programs designed to align hospital, physician and payor incentives. In addition, a review of gain sharing arrangements and the new proposed rules on incentive compensation.
Daniel Roble, Partner, Ropes & Gray
Stephen Warnke, Partner, Ropes & Gray
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch Discussion - Health Care Reform Post November Elections

Introductory Remarks
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Bruce Auerbach, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., President, Massachusetts Medical Society
Special Guest Speakers
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Perspective on Barack Obama's Health Care Platform
David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the department of economics and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.   Perspective on John McCain's Health Care Platform
Thomas Scully, Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird (former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - 2001 - 2003)

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.     Q&A