• 2014 HLI Symposium

    2014 Symposium

    Health Care Reform Implementation in Minnesota:
    Mission Advanced But Not Accomplished

    Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:45 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
    Anderson Center, Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Regional and national experts will explore the real, outstanding, and upcoming law and policy issues relating to the implementation of health care reform. This group of experts will address challenges facing the legal and health care community in Minnesota. Through seven plenary and concurrent sessions, expert speakers will connect attendees with the issues related to health care access and delivery, and provide valuable takeaway lessons. Session tracks include: Access & Coverage (Employers, Low Income & Vulnerable Populations, Coverage is Not Access) and Delivery & Quality (Integration Beyond Accountable Care Organizations, Academic Medical Centers).

    This special one-day event is relevant for clinicians, policymakers, and industry leaders - those charged with implementing health care reform. Discussion topics will center around informing, guiding, and prompting the development of needed public policy and institutional guidance. Priorities for further regionally-specific and legal research will also be identified. Download the PDF flyer.


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    Schedule & speakers

    8 - 8:45 a.m.
    Registration & Coffee

    8:45 - 9 a.m.
    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    • Jean Holloway, MBA, JD, Dean, Hamline University School of Law
    • Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD, Director, Health Law Institute, Associate Professor, Hamline University School of Law
    • Jon Baker, Editor-In-Chief, Hamline Law Review

    9 - 10 a.m.
    Minnesota Health Care Reform Background & Overview

    • Lucinda Jesson,Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services

    10 - 10:10 a.m.

    10:10 - 11:40 a.m.
    Access & Coverage Track - Employers

    • Jean Abraham,Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
    • Julie Brunner, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
    • Autumn Amadou-Blegen, Human Resources Director, Surly Brewing Company

    Delivery & Quality Track - Integration Beyond Accountable Care Organizations

    • Keith Halleland, Attorney, Halleland Habicht, PA; CEO Community Health Initiatives, Inc.
    • Jennifer DeCubellis, Assistant County Administrator - Health, Hennepin County
    • Frank Fernandez, Vice President Government Programs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    • Steve Gerberding, Affiliated Community Medical Centers

    11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

    12:40 - 2:10 p.m.
    Access & Coverage Track - Low Income & Vulnerable Populations

    • Fatema Haji-Taki, Health Care Eligibility & Access, Minnesota Department of Human Services
    • Ralonda Mason, Supervising Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
    • Matthew Burdick, Public Policy Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

    Delivery & Quality Track - Academic Medical Centers

    • Ann Marie Marciarille, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Deborah Farringer, Assistant Professor of Law, College of Law, Belmont University
    • Lawrence Massa, President & CEO, Minnesota Hospital Association

    2:10 - 2:20 p.m.

    2:20 - 3:50 p.m.
    Implementation Challenge

    • David Hyman, H. Ross & Helen Workman Chair in Law; Director, Epstein Program in Health Law & Policy; Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois

    Access & Coverage Track - Coverage Is Not Access

    • Stefan Gildemeister, State Health Economist & Director, Health Economics Program, Minnesota Department of Health
    • Jeremy Springer, MD, Park Nicollet Clinic; Chair, Primary Care Physician Workforce Expansion Advisory Task Force, Minnesota Medical Association

    3:50 - 3:55 p.m.
    Closing Remarks & Evaluations

    Continuing Education Credits

    • Law: The Health Law Institute will be seeking approval from the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 5 standard CLE credits.
    • Nursing: This program is designed to enhance your ability to practice nursing. Pursuant to the rules of the Minnesota Board of Nursing, this program qualifies for 6 3/5 contact hours. The Health Law Institute will provide participants requesting CE units with a certificate of attendance.
    • Social Work: This program meets the CE requirements of the Minnesota Board of Social Work. It will contribute to the practice of social work and is intended for the benefit practicing social workers. This program qualifies for 5 CE hours. The Health Law Institute will provide participants requesting CE units with a certificate of attendance.

    Platinum sponsor:


    Sponsorship opportunities Available

    A variety of sponsorship levels and benefits are available.

    Sponsorship Information

    Program Committee

    • Health Law: Thaddeus Pope (Hamline University School of Law)
    • Government: Lucinda Jesson (Minnesota Department of Human Services)
    • Media: Jackie Crosby (Star Tribune)
    • Academia: Timothy Jost (Washington & Lee University School of Law)
    • Exchange: Brian Beutner (MNsure)
    • Private Insurance: Jim Jacobson (Medica Health Plans)


    • The Hamline University School of Law Health Law Institute is ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2015 Edition. The Health Law Institute was established in 2006 and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    • Hamline Law Review is dedicated to providing a forum for member of the bench, bar, and education communities to discuss topics that are of interest to the legal profession. As a student-run publication, we produce a volume of scholarly articles each year.


    Contact Kari McMartin(kmcmartin02@hamline.edu), Program Manager, Health Law Institute.

    2012 Symposium

    The Hamline University Health Law Institute and Hamline Law Review were pleased to present their 2012 Symposium: Legal, Medical, and Ethical Issues in Minnesota End-of-Life Care.