Three Katten attorneys will participate in the 36th Annual Texas Health Law Conference on October 8–10. Health Care partner and deputy general counsel Kenya Woodruff will chair the conference, and Litigation partner Ryan Meyer and Health Care senior counsel Missy Apodaca will serve as presenters on two panels.
At 9:45 a.m. on Monday, October 9, Ryan will speak on the "Criminal Healthcare Enforcement Update and a Look Ahead" panel, focusing on recent trends in criminal health care cases, including how the AKS, EKRA and the Travel Act are being used (or not used), and the enforcement trends surrounding laboratory and COVID-19 investigations. Offering perspectives from both the government and the defense bar, the panel will explore recent criminal enforcement trends and discuss what lies ahead for the future, and will discuss recent charging decisions, recent court opinions, and the current state of drug diversion enforcement.
At 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Missy will speak on "An Update on Legislative and Congressional Health Care Policy Priorities," discussing the Texas Legislature's active regular session related to health care policy and budget matters, and many similar issues which are being debated in the halls of Congress in Washington, DC. Panelists will explore the legislation that impacts health care budgets, regulatory requirements, transparency and payments from both a state and federal perspective.