American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER DISPUTES AND LITIGATION

Monday, July 30 to Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The Sutton Place Hotel, Chicago, IL

An alarming percentage of healthcare funding is spent on fraud, waste and abuse each year. As the rate of fraud increases, the out of pocket cost to patients without health insurance continue to skyrocket. Effective litigation strategies can help to contain your costs. ACI is pleased to present its Advanced Forum on Healthcare Provider Disputes and Litigation, taking place July 30 – August 1, 2012 in Chicago, and featuring 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 proactive litigation strategies and tactics to enhance your likelihood of success at trial.

In an era of increasing litigiousness, healthcare attorneys are struggling to answer questions surrounding: antitrust, billing fraud, individual accountability, and restrictive covenant arrangements. Leading provider-side litigators will help solve your biggest challenges, while facilitating much needed discussions with your industry peers. With the government taking a most scrupulous eye towards the activity of healthcare providers, hear directly from litigators at the forefront of the action, who will tell you where enforcement priorities are headed and how to diminish your risk of a lengthy and costly government investigation.

Overcome the Growing e-Discovery Burden Resulting From the Shift to Electronic Medical Records

Electronic data is the wave of the present and future with respect to patient medical records. With advances in technology comes greater risk for a data breach, and more onerous discovery production requirements. Rather than bury your head in the proverbial sand, let our faculty of e-Discovery experts assist in streamlining the process. You will learn how to protect against inadvertent and inappropriate disclosure of protected health information, while ensuring that you are disclosing necessary data to the government and to your opponent.

Learning Add-Ons Increase Your Conference Takeaways

In order to successfully argue for or against ERISA preemption, you must understand the basics. Provider litigation often hinges on these issues and
ERISA 101: Dissecting the Fundamentals for Health Care Litigators will teach attendees the complexities and nuance of this statute. A failure to understand this statute can lead you or your clients to large amounts of liability, tax penalties, or litigation.

At the post-conference ADVANCED SKILLS SESSION: Developing a HIPAA
Risk Assessment to Avoid Litigation Difficulties, attendees will gain a clear understanding of the HIPAA statute and its potential impact on your litigation. Because of the sensitive nature of patient records, providers are increasingly vulnerable to HIPAA violations, and assessing your current protocols are of the utmost essence. Leading HIPAA attorneys will provide insights on the latest statutory developments, and offer practical tips to ensure your privacy protocols are in place.

Register today to ensure you place in the conversation. This is the only forum to focus exclusively on you, the provider-side litigator. Call 1-888-224-2480, fax your registration form to 1-877-927-1563, or register online by selecting the Register Now button on upper right of this page