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Online CLE Affordable Care Act CLE

Affordable Care Act Under Trump’s Administration: Uncertainties and Significant Issues Explored!

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Health Law CLE & CPERecording

Online CLE Affordable Care Act

Since its implementation in 2010, the Republican-controlled Congress along with hospitals and health insurers has dreamt to finally end their nightmares. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) which was signed into law by then President Barrack Obama to make health care more affordable, accessible and of higher quality, is now on the rocks as the new administration takes over.

In this Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand all the important and latest issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act under the new administration. Speakers will provide a sneak peak of what lies ahead for the ACA.

Key topics include:

  • ACA Under Trump: What Will Happen?
  • Opportunities and Pitfalls
  • Risks and Legal Challenges
  • The Scope of Trump’s “Immediate Repeal and Replace” Promise
  • Implications to ACA’s Individual and Employer Mandate
  • What Will Happen to the Cadillac Tax?
  • ACA: A Throwback and A Sneak Peak
  • Recent Trends and Developments

Who Should Attend

  • Health Care Insurance Companies
  • Health Care Law Attorneys
  • Healthcare Consultants
  • Healthcare Service Professionals
  • Medical Directors
  • Medical Providers
  • Employment Law Attorneys
  • Employees


Online CLE Affordable Care Act
Serene K. Zeni
Of Counsel
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Online CLE Affordable Care Act
Steven J. Chananie
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Online CLE Affordable Care Act
Michael T. Flood
Polsinelli PC

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Online CLE Affordable Care Act

Serene K. Zeni, Of Counsel
Dickinson Wright PLLC

Overview of Affordable Care Act

  • Historical Context
  • What Has Been Achieved
  • Popular Provisions
  • Controversial Provisions

Steven J. Chananie, Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Policy Considerations

  • The Challenge of the Three A’s: How to replace the ACA and still ensure that health care is: (1) Accessible to all, (2) Affordable and (3) provides Appropriate coverage. How to keep the healthcare markets and insurance companies viable.
  • Bending the Cost Curve: Growing focus on preventive care, better care management and care coordination, data analytics and social support for the medically vulnerable.
  • The Future of Innovative Initiatives: CMMI, Alternate Payment Models, MACRA and other value based purchasing initiatives. Is Medicare Advantage the white knight?
  • The Political Divide: Relying predominately on market forces vs. ensuring fair and appropriate coverage through regulations and mandated requirements.

Michael T. Flood, Associate
Polsinelli PC
  • ACA Repeal and Replacement: Explore the procedural and political challenges and the opportunities in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.  This section will focus on how the legislative procedures used to drive repeal may drive the substance of replacement and will provide an overview of the elements of the GOP replacement plans. 
  • Administrative Action on the ACA: President Trump signed an Executive Order on his inauguration day focusing on the Affordable Care Act. This section will focus on the potential tools that can be used by the Administration to address the ACA.
  • The Future of Medicaid:  Insights into how ACA repeal and replace could impact the Medicaid program and create new opportunities for significant Medicaid reforms at the federal and state levels.
  • The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: This section will address how the Trump Administration make use of CMMI to drive innovation in the delivery of high-value care.

Online CLE Affordable Care Act

Online CLE Affordable Care Act

Serene K. ZeniOf CounselDickinson Wright PLLC

Serene K. Zeni is a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General and currently Of Counsel in Dickinson Wright’s Troy, Mich. office. She counsels healthcare professionals and organizations in the development, establishment and maintenance of quality, risk management, and compliance programs. Her clients seek her assistance in an array of matters, from  cybersecurity implementation to development of an entrepreneurial product, technology, or entity to comply with state and federal regulation. Serene has extensive experience in administrative law matters advising and defending professionals and facilities throughout the country against state and federal prosecution.  She also handles the challenges of informatics and data cultivation, coordinating resources to accelerate quality performance and promoting organizational innovation and entrepreneurism.

In 2016, American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) appointed appointed her Vice Chair of the the Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group and to the 2016-17 Leadership Development Program class for the Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group.  Serene achieved recognition in 2015 and 2016 as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and Top Woman Lawyer and Top Lawyer by Crain’s DBusiness.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a Minor in Biology from the University of Michigan, her law degree from Wayne State University Law School, and a Masters of Law in Health Law from Loyola University School of Law’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.

Online CLE Affordable Care Act

Steven J. ChananiePartnerSheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Mr. Chananie is a partner at the law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and has represented numerous healthcare clients, advising them on regulatory and fraud and abuse issues in the structuring of complex healthcare transactions and arrangements; guiding them in the resolution of potential compliance problems; assisting them in implementing or modifying their compliance programs; and responding to governmental investigations.  He brings his knowledge of government enforcement efforts — along with his technical legal expertise and his practical understanding of how healthcare entities operate in the real world — to his guidance on regulatory and transactional matters.

Online CLE Affordable Care Act

Michael T. FloodAssociatePolsinelli PC

Michael Flood works to shape health policy by creating solutions and developing opportunities within the complex legislative, regulatory and policy environment at the federal and state level. Michael’s practice emphasizes Medicare reimbursement, value-based payment and delivery models, health reform, and health information technology.

Michael provides strategic advice to advance the policy agendas of clients that include nonprofit health care associations, health care providers, and manufacturers of drugs, biologics, and medical devices.  Michael routinely assists clients in identifying new policy opportunities, developing and drafting regulatory and legislative proposals, communicating with policymakers and regulators, and preparing organizational policy statements and position papers.  Michael also is active in drafting regulatory comment letters.

Michael’s practice includes representing clients in matters before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, other federal agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Congress, and state legislatures and regulatory agencies.

Online CLE Affordable Care Act

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Advance Preparation:
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Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast


Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:
   Specialized Knowledge - Technical

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 425 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent firm evaluating organizations.

Website: https://www.dickinson-wright.com/

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with 750 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia.  Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions.  In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of the Fortune 100.

Website: https://www.sheppardmullin.com/

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Our professionals provide practical counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.

Website: https://www.polsinelli.com/

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