Education event

Accountable Care Organizations – The Final Rule Web Seminar
CMS Issues Final Rule; Web Seminar Oct. 28

October 28, 2011
10:00 a.m. – Noon,  Pacific Time


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) final rule on October 20. Hospitals and other health care providers nationwide will be moving fast to learn what the regulations say and how to apply this to their operations.

Following the release of the proposed rules last March, CHA and other providers submitted comments to CMS about this new concept under health care reform.  The comments have been considered and the final rule has been issued. CHA is working with health care attorneys from Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, to analyze the final rule and the potential impact on how future health care services are provided.

The results of this analysis will be presented at this web seminar. Register today to learn what the regulations say hospitals can and can’t do and gain a better understanding on whether or not an ACO is a good fit for your facility.

CHA has prepared a “first-glance” summary (see attachment at top right) which is intended to be a high-level overview of the final rule and additional agency guidance.  The summary does not detail every provision, but rather it highlights important issues raised by CHA and member hospitals during the comment period.  Health care attorneys at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, are preparing a more comprehensive analysis, which will be provided to CHA members as soon as it has been completed.

(Please note that this web seminar was moved to October 28 to provide members with this important update sooner. This program replaces the program that was tentatively scheduled for Nov. 9. ) 

Recommended for:

Chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief medical officers, chief financial officers, managed care directors, and quality directors.


Lloyd A. Bookman is a founding partner in the Los Angeles law office of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC. (HLB). Mr. Bookman has specialized in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement since 1979 and represents health care providers in fraud and abuse matters involving false claims and anti-kickback issues and in self-referral matters. He serves as counsel in civil and administrative litigation and investigations and as special counsel in criminal matters.

Charles B. Oppenheim is a partner in the Los Angeles office of HLB and has been practicing health law for nearly 20 years. His practice includes all aspects of transactional, operational and regulatory health care law, including acquisitions, joint ventures and integrated delivery systems. A nationally-recognized expert on anti-kickback and Stark Law issues.

Dietmar Grellmann is Senior Vice-President, Managed Care and Professional Services, for the California Hospital Association. Mr. Grellmann represents hospitals on managed care and other issues before the California Legislature, California Department of Managed Health Care and other regulatory agencies.


Online registration accepted only; credit card required.

Members $185 (per connection)
Nonmembers $275 (per connection)

Multiple staff can gather and participate from one location for one tuition fee. The program is limited to 400 connections.

A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing by October 26 and faxed to (916) 552-7506. No refunds will be made after this date.

Access Info

This web seminar allows you to attend and participate without ever leaving the office. The seminar is produced live, via the Internet and a telephone line. You only need a telephone and a computer with a web browser to participate.

Once you register, a confirmation e-mail will be sent with pertinent program information.

Audio for the seminar is accessed through a toll-free number (U.S. calls only). During the program, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. If multiple people will be listening to the program at your office, only one person needs to register for the group. The slide presentation is accessed on your computer via the web.

IMPORTANT: Test your computer today

  • Click here to go to the Adobe Connect Enterprise Server Connection test page.
  • Follow instructions to ensure that your computer and network connections are properly configured.

If your internal security settings block access to Adobe Connect, contact your IT department to grant you access. The web seminar runs on Adobe Connect and you won’t be able to view the program without access.


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