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Baird Holm’s 35th Annual Health Law Forum

From 11/17/2023 8:15 am until 11/17/2023 4:00 pm

At Marriott Regency

Baird Holm’s 35th Annual Health Law Forum

Baird Holm’s 35th Annual Health Law Forum is a value-added, educational offering for our clients and invited guests that provides comprehensive information about the complex regulatory environment faced by health care providers and administrators.
Baird Holm is excited to host its Health Law Forum in-person and online

Friday,  November 17, 2023
Check-In: 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction: 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Event: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Omaha Marriott
10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68144

Virtual Attendee Option:
If you select the “virtual” option for this forum, you will receive an email with a link to the livestream event, along with the presentation materials, in the days leading up to the actual Health Law Forum. Please note that the Health Law Forum will not be recorded for later access, so please plan to watch the event in real-time on Nov. 17.

 Please register by Friday, November 10, 2023.

If you have questions, please contact Kristen at


Continuing Education Credits: 
This event is  approved for the following continuing education credits: 

  • NE CPE
  • IA CLE
  • KS CLE
  • MO CLE
  • MN CLE



7:45 – 8:15 a.m. | Check-In

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions 
Abigail T. Mohs

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. |This Presentation is Brought to You By Drug Diversion
Kimberly A. LammersAbigail T. Mohs, Timothy Duax, and Mindy Lester
This summer, “The Retrievals” podcast was released telling the story of a drug diversion at a Yale fertility clinic. While not all instances of drug diversion result in a podcast, or even a headline, health care organizations cannot tune out the lessons learned.  Kim, Abby, and special guests Timothy Duax, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, and Mindy Lester, Assistant Nebraska Attorney General, will present a case study using the facts from The Retrievals. Then, the group will have an interactive discussion on how to prevent diversion, investigate possible diversion, and report in the event of a finding of diversion. Bring your questions to this live show!

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break 

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. |How does it know that?  How did it do that?  What do we do about it?  AI’s innovations and challenges in health care.
Michael W. Chase & Sara A. Juster
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has drawn much attention with the release of ChatGPT and other chatbot applications.  While AI has been around for ages, its use in health care is rapidly accelerating and has the potential to transform research, patient care and business operations. Michael and Sara will provide real-world examples of AI and discuss the benefits and risks of this transformative technology. The discussion will include strategies for balancing innovation with trust; the role of people, process, and technology; potential risks of using applications such as ChatGPT; and how to address various compliance concerns including safeguarding PHI.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. |“Advance to Boardwalk” – Is Health Care the Newest Board Game?
Andrew D. Kloeckner & Kristin N. Lindgren
Historically, many in health care have taken a “Chance” and ignored or disregarded the impact of anti-trust and other competition-based laws on day-to-day operations and transactions.  Unfortunately, there is no “Free Parking” in health care transactions.  Federal and state governments have changed the rules of the game.  During this presentation, Andy and Kristin will discuss the increasing scrutiny federal and state regulators are putting on health care transactions under anti-trust and state review laws as well as the government’s proposals to limit restrictive covenants for employees.  Don’t be like “Milburn Pennybags”.  Pay attention to anti-trust laws so you can “Pass Go” and “Collect $200” (not really).   

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | The Latest Word
Panel of Baird Holm Attorneys

This session includes the always popular, fast-paced discussion of a variety of issues affecting health care organizations. 

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. | Break 

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. | Non-Physician Practitioners Are Becoming More Independent or Are They? 
Barbara E. Person & Erin E. Busch
State licensure laws are making advanced practice providers increasingly independent. But these laws do not work in isolation; other regulatory systems may not permit the same level of independence.  Barbara and Erin will discuss state law, federal law, and Medicare reimbursement requirements that continue to require some degree of physician involvement with these practitioners. Don’t tackle compliance alone, this session will give you the support you need.  

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | HIPAA Hodgepodge – What you need to know!
Vickie B. Ahlers & Kira K. Strandquest
Staying up to date with the latest changes in regulations and risks for complying with HIPAA can be overwhelming. While you may be one step ahead of hackers out to steal your data, you may be willingly (even if unknowingly) handing over your data to third parties in violation of HIPAA.  If you think you have that figured out, big changes to HIPAA are just around the corner and government enforcement is not letting up.  In this session, Vickie and Kira will review recent developments and hot topics in the HIPAA Privacy and Security world.  They will make sure you are up to date on the latest announcements from OCR and discuss what is yet to come. This session will help you make sense of the regulatory jumble.

Baird Holm's 35th Annual Health Law Forum



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