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25th Annual Health Law & Policy Forum


Keynote speaker, Bob Woodward, a highly respected and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Associate Editor of The Washington Post, will discuss current healthcare policy and related political issues. Industry consultants and experts from across the firm will deliver sessions on cutting-edge issues critical to healthcare executives and managers. Topics will include, among others, recent government enforcement trends, hospital and other provider consolidation and deal activity, managed care dispute resolution, and what the 2016 election portends for the future of health policy.

Forum Sessions:

Greg Russo, Director of BRG, Peter Dressel, Senior Managing Director at FTI, Mark Polston, Dan Hettich and Chris Kenny will discuss the many ways Medicare is exerting downward pressure on hospital and other provider reimbursement.

Troy Schell, General Counsel at Prime Healthcare Management, Inc., Jimmy Peterson, Principal at Deloitte, Matt Caine, Managing Director at Solic Capital, Phillip Street and Tom Hawk will discuss hospital consolidation trends in the Southeastern market.

Dr. Subbu Ramanarayanan, Vice President of NERA Economic Consulting, Norm Armstrong and John Carroll will discuss the FTC’s enforcement activities, including its decision to challenge a recent hospital transaction in West Virginia.

Glen Reed will discuss the future of the healthcare delivery system and what opportunities and obstacles may lie ahead for healthcare companies.

Tom Spulak and Allison Kassir will discuss how the 2016 election will shape health policy (including the future of PPACA) in the coming years.

Stephen Goff, Marcia Augsburger and Jim Boswell will discuss provider strategies to navigate disputes with an increasingly consolidated payor industry.

Paul Murphy, Chris Burris and Mike Paulhus will discuss the Department of Justice’s recent efforts to step up enforcement actions against individuals.

Partners and Sponsors:

A special thanks to following partners and sponsors for supporting this event. 

Forum Partner

  • BRG Healthcare

Forum Co-Partners

  • Deloitte
  • FTI Consulting
  • KPMG

Forum Sponsors

  • Bennett Thrasher
  • Cain Brothers
  • Healthcare Appraisers
  • Pershing Yoakley Associates
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Educational Partners

  • Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives (GAHE)
  • Leading Age Georgia (formerly Aging Services of Georgia)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA


St. Regis Hotel
88 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30305


For the complete program agenda and additional information, click here.

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Continuing Education Credits:

CPE and HFMA continuing education certificates will be provided. CLE Credit will be applied for in CA, GA, NY, TX and if needed, NC and VA. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to attorneys 30 days after the program to use to seek CLE credit in other states. CA Provider #10947. For NY 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 is available for qualifying lawyers. Please contact Elizabeth Quinn, for details.