10th Annual Business & Legal Issues in Dialysis & Nephrology Symposium

May 10, 2012

Rosemont, IL

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

A full-day seminar covering business and legal issues faced by nephrologists; hospital and dialysis facility CEOs, CFOs and COOs; lawyers; administrators; and consultants. 

8 – 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Overview of Campaign 2012 – Will the Wild Ride Continue?
Frank J. Donatelli, Executive Vice President and Director, Federal Public Affairs, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC; Former Deputy Chairman, Republican National Committee; Former Assistant to President Ronald Reagan for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs
9:30 – 11 a.m. Panel – Perspectives on Future Alignment of Dialysis Providers & Nephrologists (PPACA & Beyond)
Robert Blaser, Government Affairs Representative, Renal Physicians Association
Jeffrey L. Hymes, M.D., Senior Vice President, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Fresenius Medical Care
Stephanie A. Kennan, Senior Vice President, Federal Public Affairs, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
John Robertson, M.D., Partner, Nephrology Associates Medical Group;
Vice President, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, DaVita, Inc.
Barry M. Straube, M.D., Director, The Marwood Group
Moderator: Robert J. Pristave, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
11 – 11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. – Noon Top Ten Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting the Renal Industry
James B. Riley, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Noon – 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15 – 4:30 p.m. AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Track I  
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Facility Operations – A Practical Guide to Business and Legal Issues
Marshia S. Coe, R.N., B.S.N., Health Systems Management, Inc.
Scott P. Downing, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Ancillary Business Revenue for Physicians & Practice Operations – Legal & Business Concerns
Shaun Edelstein, Chief Operating Officer, Balboa Nephrology Medical Group
Jason S. Greis, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. How to Be a Good Medical Director – Key Issues in Medical Director Agreements
Michael S. Anger, M.D., FASN, FACP, President of Western Nephrology; Co-National Medical Director, American Renal Associates
Amber M. Walsh, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Track II  
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Achieving Compliance with HIPAA and HITECH Act Privacy and Security Requirements
Justin Greis, Senior Manager, Advisory Practice, Ernst & Young
Kimberly J. Kannensohn, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Practical and Contractual Issues Raised by Participation in Clinical Research
Bernard E. Ilson, M.D., Medpace
Joseph P. McMenamin, M.D., J.D., Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kickbacks, False Claims and Litigation – How they impact your Business
Jeffrey C. Clark, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Jeffrey E. Rogers, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. RECEPTION