2012 AMGA Annual Conference

Legislation and Regulation

Legislation and Regulation
These sessions will present the latest from Capitol Hill, bringing together AMGA public policy department staff, member groups, and other political movers and shakers.

Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
AMGA Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update

George H. Roman, Senior Director of Health Policy; Karen S. Ferguson, Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs; Christina Dabkowski, JD, Manager, Congressional Affairs; and Garrett Eberhardt, Legislative Coordinator, American Medical Group Association
This panel discussion will provide an overview of AMGA's healthcare agenda for Congress and the top issues affecting medical groups and physicians. Since 2012 is an election year, a snapshot of the political landscape will be presented.  Other topics to be covered include the latest on ACOs, Medicare reform, including the sustainable growth rate, and healthcare current events, both legislative and regulatory.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to debate current legislative issues of importance to medical groups; and discuss how to become more involved in grass roots advocacy to help promote coordinated care.

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Physician Interactions with Industry: How Organizations Can Partner with Physicians to Effectively Manage Industry Conflicts of Interest

Louis R. Kavoussi, MD, MBA, Chairman, The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, and Greg Radinsky, JD, MBA, Vice President and Chief Corporate Compliance Officer, North Shore-LIJ Health System
Healthcare conflicts of interest stories continue to be a daily occurrence in the media-especially the disclosures of physician business ties to industry. This session will provide an overview of the rapidly changing regulatory landscape and provide guidance to physicians on how to effectively manage industry conflicts of interests.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to identify and manage the legal and regulatory landscape regarding potential physician conflicts of interest with industry.

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