Health Care partner Michael Callahan will co-present "ACO/CIN Provider Denials and Terminations: Procedural Protections, Immunities, and Databank Reporting" session on Monday, February 8 at 12:00 p.m. during the Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute. The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • clinical networks and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) questions regarding how to terminate substandard or under-performing practitioners while limiting risk of antitrust, civil rights, or state court litigation;
  • whether the federal and state privileges and immunities that protect hospital privileging actions extend to ACOs and CINs (Clinically Integrated Network);
  • should ACOs/CINs elect to participate in the Databank reporting system, and gain the immunity protection of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act and do the risks, headaches, and cost outweigh the potential benefits; and
  • if termination for failure to achieve quality metrics or comply with clinical protocols qualify as peer review.

Additional information on the program can be found here.

To view the presentation slides, click here.