2021 Davis Wright Tremaine Complimentary Healthcare Regulatory and Compliance Seminar - A Virtual Series

Please join us for our annual healthcare compliance seminar to discuss current developments in healthcare regulation and hospital compliance. This year’s seminar will take place virtually on the dates listed below. Topics are below and our full agenda is linked here. Registration is complimentary.

Contact: McKenzie Conte
Phone: 206-757-8642
Email: mckenzieconte@dwt.com
Website: https://www.dwt.com/

March 9, 2021

10:00 am - 12 pm PT
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March 11, 2021

10:00 am - 12 pm PT
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March 16, 2021

10:00 am - 12 pm PT
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March 18, 2021

10:00 am - 12 pm PT
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Registrants will have the option of selecting the sessions they would like to attend. This year's topics include:

  • Employment Issues Related to COVID-19 and Vaccinations
  • Developments in Stark and the New “Sprint” Regulations
  • Telehealth
  • Regulatory and Enforcement Developments
  • COVID-19 Panel
  • Government Investigations of Health Care Providers and Entities
  • Information Privacy and Data Breach Update
  • Laboratory Issues
  • Information Blocking
  • Medical Necessity Disputes and Medicare/Medicaid Payment Suspensions
  • Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law
  • 340B Drug Discount Program
  • EMTALA Update

This seminar series has been developed for hospital CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Legal Counsel, Compliance Officers, Strategy Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, VPs of Business Development, and Risk Managers. CLE and Compliance Credits pending.


  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Telehealth: Here, There and Everywhere
The future is now in telehealth, and the telehealth industry is booming. If the public health emergency comes to an end in 2021, federal and state telehealth-related waivers will expire. Telehealth providers, payors and regulators will need to define the future of telehealth. In this session, we will discuss legal developments affecting the future of telehealth such as multi-state licensure, new modalities (such as audio only and AI), potential enforcement trends, and telehealth coverage and payment expansions.
Speaker: Adam Romney

Concurrent Sessions 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hot Topics in Pharmacy Law
In this session, we will cover some of the recent pharmacy law developments and hot topics facing the provision of pharmacy services during these unprecedented times, including the rapidly changing rules and regulatory actions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speakers: Stacie Neroni and Christine Johnson
The Stark Changes in the Sprint Regulations
If you did not have time to wade through the hundreds of pages of Stark guidance in the Sprint Regulations or want to learn more about the new flexibilities for dealing with mistakes in physician contracting, this session is for you! We will review the major (non-value-based) changes to Stark and apply the new exceptions and guidance to common mistakes in physician contracting.
Speaker: Darby Allen
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Enforcement Trends and Regulatory Developments
This session will review recent high profile healthcare regulatory and enforcement developments and outline emerging trends and practical implications.
Speaker: Bob Homchick

Concurrent Sessions 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

340B Drug Discount Program Update
We will provide an overview of the federal 340B drug discount program, including key compliance obligations, and updates on recent 340B policy developments and compliance enforcement activity.
Speaker: Jordan Keville
EKRA Enforcement: Commercial, Hospital, and Physician Labs Beware!
2020 brought the first publicly disclosed prosecutions under the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA), and we expect more to come. Because violations of EKRA could lead to a prison sentence of up to 10 years and fines of up to $200,000, it is crucial that commercial, hospital and physician labs understand how to comply with this law. In this session we will (1) explain how EKRA prohibits traditional lab arrangements permitted under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) safe harbors, (2) discuss the recent enforcement activity, and (3) explain how labs can structure their commercial relationships in compliance with EKRA.
Speakers: David Gee and Kathryn Edgerton
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COVID from the California Department of Public Health's Perspective
Join us for a conversation with Heidi Steinecker, Deputy Director of CDPH’s Center for Healthcare Quality.
Speaker: Hope Levy-Biehl

Concurrent Sessions 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brave New World: Employment Law Issues in the COVID Era
During this presentation, DWT partners Julie Capell and Joseph Hoag, two of the firm’s COVID employment and workplace safety experts, will explain what employers must do when presented with a positive COVID case. They will also discuss the latest COVID-related employment legal issues, including vaccines, remote workers, sick leave, leaves of absence, and disability accommodation.
Speakers: Julie Capell and Joseph Hoag
EMTALA 2021: Some things have changed for now, but the mandate remains a constant challenge
EMTALA remains a hot topic and should be a focus for hospitals acting on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency. This presentation will focus on EMTALA now, including 1,135 waivers of EMTALA sanctions, CMS guidance on EMTALA compliance during the pandemic, and ongoing challenges such as violent and intoxicated patients, reverse dumping, hold rooms, staff misunderstanding of EMTALA obligations, etc.
Speakers: Terri Keville and Miriam Swedlow
  • Thursday, March 18, 2021

Concurrent Sessions 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Government Investigations of Healthcare Providers and Entities
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Diggs and current Assistant U.S. Attorney and Criminal Healthcare Fraud Coordinator for Western District of Washington Brian Werner will discuss government investigations of healthcare provider fraud from a defense and prosecutor perspective. Topics will include best practices for responding to government investigations and inquiries, as well as war stories from the trenches.
Speakers: Matt Diggs and Brian Werner
Information Blocking: Separating Fact from Fiction
In this session, we will cover the basic elements of information blocking, followed by addressing some of the points of confusion that have arisen, such as whether the Information Blocking Rule requires proactively publishing information on a patient portal, and whether physicians can delay test results to provide an opportunity to first speak with the patient.
Speakers: Adam Greene and Michaela Andrawis

Concurrent Sessions 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2021 Data Privacy Update: Recent Changes and Emerging Trends
2020 brought key changes to data privacy laws, and we expect more to come. Because of increased enforcement activity, it is crucial that covered entities and business associates understand how to comply with the recent changes. In this session we will (1) explain the recent updates to HIPAA and the California Consumer Privacy Act, (2) discuss emerging trends and recent enforcement activity, and (3) identify best practices for covered entities and business associates to improve compliance and avoid penalties.
Speakers: Kathryn Edgerton and Lyra Correa
Hot Topics in Fraud and Abuse Enforcement: Medical Necessity
This session will explore the emerging enforcement trend of false claims accusations based on lack of medical necessity, with an emphasis on circumstances that trigger government action and practical tips for avoiding medical necessity challenges.
Speakers: Renee Howard and Ross Siler

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Contact McKenzie Conte with questions.