AHLA Virtual Annual Meeting

May 20, 2020

VMG Health is excited to be a part of the American Health Law Association’s Annual Meeting! Every year, nearly 1,500 health law professionals join AHLA at its Annual Meeting to get the most current information and analysis on a myriad of legal issues facing the health care industry in thoughtful, practical solution-oriented sessions.

The difference is, this year, we won’t be gathering together in-person to attend the programs as so many of us do each year. The unfortunate reality of the COVID-19 crisis makes an in-person meeting of this size untenable at this time, so AHLA has decided to convert the In-House Counsel Program and Annual Meeting to virtual programs.

VMG Health Presenations

ASCs & Surgical Hospitals: Transaction Trends, Key Players & Compliance

Clinton Flume, CVA, VMG Health
Teresa Danna, United Surgical Partners International
Scott Becker, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Publisher, Becker’s Healthcare

Rural Hospital Strategies to Address Behavioral Health Needs: Engaging Investors and Community Partners

William Teague, CFA, VMG Health
Jeanna Palmer Gunville, Polsinelli

Acquisitions, joint ventures, and other forms of affiliations across the health care industry allow health care providers to leverage the resources of other parties to serve their patients and communities in a more efficient and profitable manner. Rural hospitals face particular challenges in finding investor and community partners to address behavioral health needs. This session will address

  • Emerging models and opportunities for rural hospitals, and use case studies to help illustrate these concepts
  • Driving forces prompting rural hospital affiliations and partnerships
  • Prominent and cutting-edge models to address behavioral health in rural areas, including partnerships to use hospital space to house behavioral health programs, community partnerships to deliver specialty care and support and address post-discharge follow-up care, and reduction of avoidable emergency department use
  • Common legal issues and business/valuation considerations across these different types of health care transactions and their interaction with securing potential funding and partners
  • Best practices and tips for how rural hospitals can demonstrate value to potential investors and partners, including how to evaluate community need, capacity creation, and the potential for profit sharing, and how to show viability of behavioral health programs in rural hospital settings