VBP&P Attends AHLA Conference

Kevin Porter and Zoya Weisensel attended the American Healthcare Lawyers Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., beginning June 29, 2015.  A major focus of the conference dealt with clinical integration and healthcare regulatory changes related to the Affordable Care Act.  Among the topics covered was a keynote address by Dr. Ezekial Emanuel on implementation of the ACA and a focused presentation on fraud and abuse by Gregory Demske, senior counsel at the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Both Kevin and Zoya attended presentations regarding how Accountable Care Organizations are changing the landscape of healthcare, as well as presentations on quality and value components of physician contracting under the new federal guidelines.