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AHLA Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Institute 2019

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January 24, 2019 to January 25, 2019

The annual Academic Medical Centers program, co-sponsored with National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is designed to address the legal issues unique to teaching hospitals and academic medical centers.

Litigation partner Andy Ruskin will speak at the conference on a panel titled “Don’t Put the Car-T before the Horse: Proper Planning for Novel Gene Therapies in an Uncertain Regulatory Environment” on January 25 from 10:15–11:15 AM.

Topics will include:

  • CAR-T, and why it is unique among drug products
  • Program integrity and Medicare billing integrity issues associated with CAR-T clinical trial agreements, including clinical trial budgeting
  • The applicable payment systems and why hospitals in some cases may need to furnish these services at a substantial loss, including a discussion of proposed revisions to these payment systems
  • Models for health systems to work with manufacturers to reduce a hospital’s exposure to payment risk that do not raise program integrity concerns

CLE credit: See event website for detailed CLE credit information.