November 11, 2010
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
University Club of St. Paul, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN
Hamline Health Law Institute
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Over the past century, health care regulation has evolved from a state-centered, self-regulatory model to a complex system of federal and state requirements. Rather than undertaking a wholesale restructuring, our approach has been to add regulatory layers to deal with the changes in health care delivery and the crisis of the era. We began with a system built upon state licensure of health professionals. As an overlay, regulations such as ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and a myriad of state managed care and insurance laws were added.
Yet the layering of requirements and regulators has not kept up with the rapid changes in health care. Given the dramatic changes we face in the wake of the new health care reform legislation, this problem will grow.
In the symposium, we address three areas of regulation: patient safety, fraud and abuse in payment systems, and health insurance. We examine these areas as examples of the larger regulatory challenges. Through expert panels, keynote speakers, interactive sessions and small group discussion, we seek to synthesize insights on what works and what needs to change in this era of reform.
For complete symposium information, click here.