American Conference Institute's 5th Annual Advanced Forum on:

Managed Care Disputes & Litigation

Bolstering defensive strategies in the face of growing litigation costs

Wednesday, May 14 to Friday, May 16, 2014
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

In 2013, more than 120 leaders in the Managed Care field converged in Philadelphia for American Conference Institute’s Managed Care Disputes and Litigation annual event. As we move into 2014 and Affordable Care Act implementation is a reality, MCOS are now facing new litigation risks resulting from the multiple provisions in the ACA. In addition, MCOs continue to represent “deep pockets” for potential plaintiffs and classes. The pursuit and defense of these suits requires meticulous planning, and often involve high cost. ACI is pleased to present its 5th Advanced Forum on Managed Care Disputes and Litigation, which features trial attorneys and in-house counsel who have been active in some of the year’s biggest cases. No other forum provides the opportunity to share defense strategies and tactics to enhance your litigation toolkit.

Gain best practices and advanced strategies for handling the most complex litigation challenges facing MCOs

MCOs still struggle to fight off rampant litigation centered on: antitrust violations, ERISA, false claim act violations, complex class actions, non-par litigation, Medicare Advantage challenges and much more. The litigation in the managed care space has become more complicated, which necessitates an opportunity for you to have in-depth strategic discussions with your industry peers. In addition, this event features extensive networking opportunities with high-level representatives from many of the leading MCOs as well as the top litigators in the field.

New This Year: In-House Think Tank on Defending Managed Care Suits

Hear from these leading MCOs on how they manage this complicated and costly litigation what they expect from their counsel. Counsel from Amerigroup Corporation, Health Net, Premera Blue Cross and Wellcare will converge to offer their insights, and share their concerns pertaining to this litigation including:

• What litigation and settlement strategies have proven effective for in-house counsel pursuing and defending claims?

• Controlling costs through cohesive strategies and proper settlement advice

• Coordinating the defense between managed care plan, in-house counsel, outside counsel and the client

ERISA 101 Workshop Provides In-Depth Training

Managed care litigation often hinges on ERISA issues and it is crucially important for you to understand the complexities and nuances of the statute. ERISA 101 will help you identify the critical issues while delving deeper into the fundamentals of ERISA. Learn how to identify key provisions that may raise red flags during litigation. Failure to have a clear understanding of the statute can lead to costly litigation and long-term financial problems.

Previous iterations of this event have sold out so register today to ensure your place at this leading event.

Call 1-888-224-2480, fax your registration form to 1-877-927-1563, or register online.

Hear what prior attendees have said about this leading event:

•“This was a terrific conference.  The topics were today’s issues.  The presenters were great at presentation and very knowledgeable.”
• “Good content, delivery.  Outstanding networking. Outstanding “think tank” opportunity with my extended colleagues in the field.” All speakers were deeply knowledgeable, “
• “First rate all the way; best panels and audience of any conference of this type; managed flawlessly.”
• “Very informative and concise – an excellent use of my time.”
• “Had a wonderful time!  Very interesting presentations.”
• “Conference was outstanding . . . critical insight and critical advice were given.  Wonderful learning experience.”
• “The overall conference was excellent and covered a wide array of topics.
• “Speakers and level of knowledge were extremely impressive.”

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