Continuing Legal Education

Emerging Health Care Delivery Models (CHICAGO)

April 19, 2013
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3.50 MCLE hours
Co-sponsored by Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark St., Suite 900
(map and directions)

As health care attorneys, we represent a number of groups working within the health care system – from hospitals and physicians, to practice groups and allied health professionals. Because of this, it is important that we understand the multi-faceted existence of health care delivery options. Attorneys who attend this half-day seminar will:

  • Better understand how emerging health care delivery models are developed and implemented, including accountable care organizations, retail clinics, and on-site clinics;
  • Recognize the challenges facing emerging health care delivery models;
  • Learn about the impact the Affordable Care Act and other recent developments have had on them; and
  • Discover some of the risks, benefits, and pitfalls in operating or establishing a care center that follows one of these models.
Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.


Program Coordinators:
Jonathan B. Loiterman
, Lowis & Gellen LLP, Chicago
Rick L. Hindmand, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Chicago

Program Moderator:
Rick L. Hindmand
, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Chicago



8:45 – 9:30 a.m.  Regulatory and Scope of Practice Issues: Mid-Level Practitioners
This segment discusses the increasing role of mid-level practitioners, as well as the legal challenges facing those who operate (or seek to operate) practices incorporating mid-level practitioners, such as physician assistants and advanced practice nurses. The discussion also includes a look at licensing and corporate practice of medicine considerations.
Daniel Kelber, Associate General Counsel, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Division of Professional Regulation, Chicago
Kristine L. Nagy, Assistant General Counsel, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Division of Professional Regulation, Chicago
Heather M. Ast, Assistant General Counsel, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Division of Professional Regulation, Springfield

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Retail Health Clinics and Employer On-site Health Centers: Innovative Health Care Delivery Models for Patients, Employers, Payors, and Plans
With more than 700 locations throughout the country, Walgreens is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics. This presentation is lead by Walgreens’ in-house health care counsel and provides an overview of these innovative health care delivery models and how they can provide convenient access to care and cost savings during an era of growing national need for quality health care services. The presentation also includes a discussion of various legal considerations that impact these health care delivery models.
Bryan Schneider, Divisional Vice President, Walgreens Pharmacy, Walgreens Health & Wellness Law
Marcelo Corpuz, Director, Walgreens Pharmacy, Walgreens Health & Wellness Law
Amy Shappert, Senior Attorney, Walgreens Pharmacy, Walgreens Health & Wellness Law

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break (beverages provided)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.  Clinical and Organization Integration in Accountable Care Organizations
With the rapid expansion of the Medicare Shared Savings Program over the past two years, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have become a more familiar player across the health care landscape. The speakers for this session include an attorney who represents ACOs and a physician-administrator of an ACO – both of which provide their perspectives on the challenges afforded by the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The speakers draw upon their experiences in developing and implementing a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO to address a variety of relevant issues on a legal, clinical and operational level.
Steven F. Banghart, Partner, Ungaretti & Harris LLP, Chicago
Dr. Gary Wainer, Chief Medical Officer, Chicago Health System

11:45 – 12:00 p.m.  Themes and Strategic Issues in Emerging Health Care Delivery Models
This session provides a more global perspective on emerging health care delivery models, including historical developments, trends, and themes within the regulatory and legal environment as they affect retail clinics, on-site clinics, and ACOs, as well as the threats and opportunities that these models present to more traditional health care delivery systems.
Lawrence E. Singer, Director, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Q&A: A Panel Presentation
Take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions and/or discuss some of the issues highlighted by the speakers throughout the seminar. Web attendees are welcome to participate by typing questions and comments via the Q&A tab on their webcast screen.