Continuing Legal Education

Understanding the Challenges of Implementing the Affordable Care Act

September 12, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
2.00 MCLE hours

ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
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Join us for this in-depth look at the natural outgrowth and unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act. Topics include: Medicaid expansion and the future of Medicaid HMOs; the employer’s role in covering contraceptives; the movement of employers from defined benefits to defined contributions; the Illinois insurance market and changes in the insurance market across the country; the impact of narrow networks on insureds and providers; and potential problems for physicians who have contracts with payment based on the risk adjustment. Health care lawyers, employee benefits attorneys, health care professionals/administrators, and those interacting with healthcare payors and providers with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will gain a better understanding of:

  • Changes to the Affordable Care Act;
  • How the Act is being implemented;
  • The prospect for future changes to the Affordable Care Act through the courts;
  • The changing nature of the current and future Illinois insurance market;
  • Changes in the employer mandate; and
  • Private insurance exchanges as a direct response to the Affordable Care Act.

Program Coordinator:
Carolyn V. Metnick, Akerman, Chicago

Program Moderator:
Alice R. Kush, Attorney at Law, Winfield

Program Speaker:
Mark E. Rust, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago
Gayland O. Hethcoat, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Chicago

Featured Speaker:
Mark E. Rust has written about or practiced in healthcare law for nearly 30 years. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of the American Bar Association and USA Today. In 2002, he assisted in successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court (Rush Prudential v. Moran) regarding how the relationship between providers, patients, managed care, and state regulation should work under the federal law known as ERISA. Mr. Rust served as counsel of record on behalf of the American Medical Association and fifty state medical societies on the same topic before the Supreme Court the following year in Kentucky v. Miller. Mr. Rust has represented large radiology and cardiology groups, multi-specialty clinics, hospitals and hospital-physician joint ventures, medical staffs, and managed care organizations, including provider-sponsored insurance companies and HMOs.