AHIP's 2-Part Ethics Webinar

July 11, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Online

Ethics: A Primer for Health Insurance Professionals 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET 

This session will provide health insurance professionals with the necessary tools to identify and address common ethical issues that occur in the health insurance industry. An overview of ethical concepts that apply in practical business settings will also be highlighted. Two leading legal professionals will also explore how ethical practices in the health insurance industry enable compliant business practices.

Educational Objectives:  

  • Describe basic principles and arguments that apply to ethics issues
  • Understand how to apply ethical principles in a business setting
  • Learn about best ethical practices that apply to all corporate cultures, organizations, and management styles ∙          

Target Audience 

  • Health insurance professionals
  • Health plan compliance and risk management professionals
  • Attorneys and legal staff        
  • Health care consultants        
  • Vendors/Business Partners/Agents and Brokers

Faculty: 

Alan S. Goldberg, Esquire, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Barbara Balogh Saunders, Esquire, Assistant Ethics Counsel, Virginia State Bar

Faculty Biographies: 

Alan S. Goldberg practices business and tax law including the delivery and regulation of healthcare, and information technology. His introduction to health law occurred during the dawning of the Medicare/Medicaid programs era when he served as a staff Judge Advocate, a District Claims Officer, and a prosecutor and defense counsel in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970. His academic associations began at Boston College Law School, where he taught a course in Land Finance. He has taught eHealth Care Law at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland as well as at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, both in person and using distance educational techniques. He has taught Health Care Informatics and Law as a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Marymount University School of Business Administration in Ballston, Virginia. Mr. Goldberg is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculties of the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia and the George Mason University College of Health and Human Services Department of Health Administration and Policy in Fairfax, Virginia, where he teaches Health Law.

Barbara Balogh Saunders is Assistant Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar. She has held this position since June 2001.  She staffs the Ethics Department’s “hotline,” providing ethics advice to members of the Virginia Bar, and also is staff liaison to the Bar’s Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. Prior to joining the Virginia State Bar, she was in private practice for twelve years. She was a partner at the law firm of Poindexter & Schorsch in Waynesboro where her practice focused on domestic relations, Workers Compensation, and Social Security disability. Prior to practicing in Waynesboro, she practiced in Richmond.

Registration Rates
Members: $100
Non-members: $130
Government: $80

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Ethics and the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Everyday Considerations for Health Insurers' Employees, In-House Counsel, and Compliance Professionals

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET 

This session is a “one-of-a-kind” opportunity for professionals and others responsible for implementing health reform requirements to learn how to address ethical issues in this new and changing environment. Leading industry experts will utilize practical scenarios to highlight ethical issues that have and will arise as various health reform provisions take effect, and the appropriate options for resolving them.  

Educational Objectives: 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main ethical "pitfalls" that can occur in health reform implementation
  • Evaluate the status of current ethical processes in the health insurance profession
  • Appropriately address health reform changes through analysis and discussion of ethical issues 

Target Audience: 

  • Health insurance professionals
  • Health plan compliance and risk management professionals
  • Attorneys and legal staff Health care consultants All Health insurance professionals
  • Health plan compliance and risk management professionals
  • Attorneys and legal staff        
  • Health care consultants        
  • Vendors/Business Partners/Agents and Brokers

Faculty: 

Alan S. Goldberg, Esquire, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Barbara Balogh Saunders, Esquire, Assistant Ethics Counsel, Virginia State Bar

Faculty Biographies: 

Alan S. Goldberg practices business and tax law including the delivery and regulation of healthcare, and information technology. His introduction to health law occurred during the dawning of the Medicare/Medicaid programs era when he served as a staff Judge Advocate, a District Claims Officer, and a prosecutor and defense counsel in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970. His academic associations began at Boston College Law School, where he taught a course in Land Finance. He has taught eHealth Care Law at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland as well as at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, both in person and using distance educational techniques. He has taught Health Care Informatics and Law as a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Marymount University School of Business Administration in Ballston, Virginia. Mr. Goldberg is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculties of the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia and the George Mason University College of Health and Human Services Department of Health Administration and Policy in Fairfax, Virginia, where he teaches Health Law.

Barbara Balogh Saunders is Assistant Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar. She has held this position since June 2001.  She staffs the Ethics Department’s “hotline,” providing ethics advice to members of the Virginia Bar, and also is staff liaison to the Bar’s Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. Prior to joining the Virginia State Bar, she was in private practice for twelve years. She was a partner at the law firm of Poindexter & Schorsch in Waynesboro where her practice focused on domestic relations, Workers Compensation, and Social Security disability. Prior to practicing in Waynesboro, she practiced in Richmond.

Registration Rates
Members: $100
Non-members: $130
Government: $80

 


  

Earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits 

You may be eligible to receive CLE credits by attending one or both sessions of this webinar. A CLE request form will be available for downloading at the end of each session. If the state in which you hold your license participates, you will be eligible to receive CLE credits.

Earn Two HCPTM Credits – One Per Session  

Earn credits toward the Healthcare Compliance ProfessionalTM (HCP) designation by attending this webinar – one for each session attended. The designation program is designed specifically to prepare you for health insurance ACA compliance issues. Click here to learn more about this professional designation.

The link to the Healthcare Compliance Professional designation information is: http://www.ahip.org/ciepd/options/hcp.html.

 

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