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22nd Annual Health Law and Policy Forum

18 Mar 2013, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)                            

Make plans to join us at the 22nd Annual Health Law and Policy Forum, a one-day conference focusing on the latest developments in the healthcare and life sciences industry, organized and hosted by King & Spalding.

Featured Speakers will include:

Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) represents southwest Michigan and is the Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which is one of the primary House committees with responsibility for healthcare. Prior to his election to Congress, he worked for President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Management and Budget. As Energy and Commerce Chairman, Rep. Upton has supported market based reforms of the healthcare system that benefit patients, physicians and employers. He helped to negotiate a bipartisan proposal to prevent a substantial reduction in Medicare payments to physicians.

Lew Morris is the former Chief Counsel to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In that role, he had a significant influence on the development of legislative, regulatory and enforcement policy relating to federal healthcare programs, advising the Inspector General, the Secretary and the Congress and overseeing all of the legal affairs of the OIG. He has served on the boards of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association, and he is the recipient of several awards for his service to the federal government.

Brent Henry is Vice President and General Counsel of Partners Healthcare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts. Founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners Healthcare includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. It is a national leader in biomedical research and serves as a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Forum Sessions will include:

Dan Roach, Vice President for Compliance and Audit at Dignity Health, the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California, and Sara Kay Wheeler and Donna Thiel of King & Spalding, will discuss recent litigation and developments relating to government program challenges to provider reimbursement based on "medical necessity."

Greg Hurst, President; Interim Chief Operating Officer of Piedmont Healthcare, Jim Budzinski, Executive Vice President and CFO of WellStar Health System, Ronnie Brownsworth, M.D., President of Phoenix Health Group and Executive Vice President of Piedmont Healthcare, Jim Sams, M.D., the Chief Medical Officer for Piedmont Healthcare's South Region and Glen Reed of King & Spalding will discuss the emerging trend of health systems and other providers developing and offering insurance products.

Brent Henry, Vice President and General Counsel with Partners Healthcare System, Harry Greenspun, M.D., senior advisor for the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, and Kim Roeder and Tom Hawk of King & Spalding, will discuss what to expect in the coming year as implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) enters its final stages.

Lew Morris, former Chief Counsel to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General and current partner with the law firm of Adelman, Sheff & Smith, LLC, and former U.S. Attorney John Richter and former chief of litigation for CMS Mark Polston of King & Spalding, will discuss how the government sets enforcement priorities and makes settlement decisions.

Former Governor Robert Ehrlich (R-MD), former Congressman Mike Andrews (D-TX), Allison Kassir and Tom Spulak of King & Spalding will offer insights on how the federal government’s deteriorating budget situation may affect healthcare and the implementation and operation of PPACA.

Brian Riewerts, Risk and Compliance Lead Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ US Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Practice, and Seth Lundy and Beverly Lorell, M.D. of King & Spalding, will discuss recent life sciences industry developments that affect providers.

For the complete program agenda and additional information, click here. Registrants will have opportunities to schedule individual meetings with some speakers, based on availability. Information on our firm and our healthcare industry practice can be found here.

Forum Partner:

  • Deloitte

Forum Co-Partners:

  • Ernst & Young
  • FTI Consulting
  • Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting

Forum Sponsors:

  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Cain Brothers
  • Kaufman Hall
  • Navigant
  • PYA Gates Moore
  • PWC

Registration Deadline: March 13, 2013.

Cost: $75 per person. This low price is possible thanks to the generous support of our Forum Partner, Co-Partners and Sponsors.


St. Regis Hotel
88 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, Georgia

Contact the St. Regis Hotel at +1 404 563 7900 for room reservations and mention the King & Spalding room block.

For personal assistance, please contact Marie Parks at

We hope you will join us at the 2013 Health Law and Policy Forum.

Continuing Education Credits:  CPE and HFMA continuing education credit will be applied for. CLE credit will be applied for in California, Georgia, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, and if needed, North Carolina and Virginia. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to attorneys after the program to use to seek CLE credit in other states. CA Provider #10947. For New York Licensed attendees, the content of this program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attendees. The live format of this program is considered Traditional in nature. Financial Aid available for qualifying lawyers. Please contact Elizabeth Quinn at for details.