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2018 MCC & PLI Conference Overview

June 7 - 9, 2018

InterContinental Hotel
Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL   60611


This CME and CLE conference is targeted towards all physicians and attorneys who work with healthcare related matters. Whether you are an experienced healthcare lawyer or a physician in any practice setting or simply entering the field of healthcare, this conference will provide valuable insight and strategies that can improve your practice.


The economic and regulatory forces under the Affordable Care Act continue to change the delivery and payment of healthcare. These changes have caused physicians’ practices and community hospitals to consolidate, forming large super groups and/or large health systems which are transforming the delivery of care through clinical integration. In addition, market conditions continue to move physicians and hospitals to contracting that is a mix of fee-for- service and value- based contracting. Despite shifts in healthcare law and policy, the shift to value-based care continues to be driven by MACRA directed programs such as MIPS and APM models, as well as by commercial insurers increasingly pushing towards value-based contracting models, such as ACOs, Bundled Payment and other APMs.

This program brings together physicians, legal experts, government and insurer representatives, who will provide the tools, educational materials, and strategies to improve patient care and address the learners competence-based needs within their practice and profession.

Sessions will cover employment contracting and non-compete clauses, disruption and impairment in the workplace, managed care contracting, compliance issues and government enforcement, healthcare mergers and consolidations, telemedicine, new payment models, physician and private equity investments, and data privacy and security.



  • Examine recent payment models and initiatives in the insurance marketplace and discuss how the ACA has affected payor alignment and marketplace strategies.
  • Discuss key policies for implementing clinical integration and the need for physician leadership
  • Identify how high-performing networks play a vital role in the evolution of provider delivery payment from fee-for-service to value- based reimbursement.
  • Examine the promise and limitations of federal healthcare reform and identify which risks need to be considered.
  • Review current trends in recent False Claims Act cases and provide practical, real-world ideas for physicians to address and prevent False Claims Act exposure.
  • Provide an overview on how to minimize the risks in prescribing controlled substances.
  • Provide insight and practical advice on how to treat the client or patient struggling in addiction while offering a front-row seat to the state of current and proposed public policy on addiction issues.
  • Discuss the impact of the Quality Payment Program, including MIPS and Advanced APMs, on physicians as well as how physicians can act today to avoid a payment penalty in 2019
  • Equip providers and legal counsel with the tools to analyze commercial reasonableness of physician compensation considering the evolving healthcare delivery system.
  • Explain potential changes resulting from healthcare reform legislation and other initiatives that will impact practicing physicians.
  • Address key issues when facing an audit and successful strategies for appeals.
  • Review and discuss the practical implications of the revisions and clarifications to the Stark regulations in the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Provide an overview of employment contracting and guidance on hospital contract negotiations.
  • Address ways to combat physician burn-out and promote physician health.
  • Grasp the challenges presented by advances in technology that may result in professional responsibility concerns for both physicians and attorneys.

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