2018 AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute Conference

 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Speaking Engagement

Managing Risk in Employing Foreign Physcians and Researchers during the Trump Years
Monday, February 5 from 2:00-3:00 PM

At the AHLA Annual Meeting, Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak, a corporate attorney in McDonald Hopkins' national Practice Group will discuss Managing Risk in Employing Foreign Physicians and Researchers during the Trump Years. Topics she will discuss include:

-Statutory and regulatory framework. Interdependency between health care, labor and employment,immigration regulations, and international export control regulations. Applicable statutes and rules and consequences of noncompliance.
-Immigration basics. Introduction to (i) the non-immigrant visas available for health care providers, researchers, professors, and executives, including types, availability, cost, timeline, pros and cons, options for spouses and dependents, etc.; and (ii) the green card process – types of permanent visas available for health care providers, researchers, professors, and executives, availability, cost, timeline, pros and cons, dependents, traveling restrictions, etc.
-Immigration Reform. Update on various Executive Orders and changes in laws and regulations implemented by the Trump administration.
-Compensation models. When and how to utilize productivity and other incentives in employing foreign nationals without running afoul of Department of Labor and immigration regulations.
-Drafting employment agreements for foreign nationals. Immigration fees, term period, non-compete covenants, compensation, J-1 waiver state-specific requirements, etc.
-Compliance pitfalls during the recruitment and hiring process. Anti-discrimination laws applicable to foreign nationals, best practices, Form I-9 documentation, document retention for H-1B visas, J-1 visa waivers, and green card applications.
-Recruiting. Tools to optimize recruiting practices, the handling of immigration petitions, and retaining talent.

Ancillary Services: Just What the Doctor Ordered or Quagmire For Physician Practices
Monday, February 5 from 3:15-4:15 pm CST

At the AHLA Annual Meeting, Rick Hindmand, Member, McDonald Hopkins will discuss Ancillary Services. As physician practices face financial challenges, ancillary services and product sales present opportunities to increase revenues and better serve patients, but present compliance, professional and financial issues. This session will address:

-Traditional and emerging service lines available to physician practices, including diagnostic testing, prescription drug dispensing, medspa, holistic services, and the sale of nonprescription products
-Financial opportunities and pitfalls
-Compliance and reimbursement challenges, including Stark Law, anti-kickback, anti-markup, and fee-splitting restrictions
-Structuring tips

Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

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