Health Law Institute 2010 Symposium
November 11-12, 2010
Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN
Over the past century health care regulation has evolved from a state-centered, self-regulatory model to a complex system of federal and state requirements. Rather than undertaking a wholesale restructuring, our approach has been to add regulatory layers to deal with changes in health care delivery and the crisis of the era. We began with a system built upon state licensure of health professionals. As an overlay, regulations such as ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and a myriad of state managed care and insurance laws were added.
Yet the layering of requirements and regulators has not kept up with the rapid changes in health care. Given the dramatic changes we face in the wake of the new health reform legislation, this problem will grow.
In the symposium we address three areas of regulation: patient safety, fraud and abuse in payment systems, and health insurance. We examine these areas as examples of the larger regulatory challenges. Through expert panels, keynote speakers, interactive sessions and small group discussion, we seek to synthesize insights on what works and what needs to change in health care regulation in this era of reform.
Keynote address provided by Peter D. Jacobson, J.D., M.P.H., Professor of Health Law & Policy, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health and Director, Center for Law, Ethics, and Health.
Analysis and synthesis provided by panelists including Robert I. Field, J.D, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University School of Public Health.
Continuing Education Credits
7 CLE credits applied for. This program has been approved for 8 CCB units.