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Date

April 3, 2024

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

Location

Online

Coupon-eligible, Virtual

Accountability for Health Plans Under the 2024 Medicare Advantage Final Rule

Audience

hospital leadership, hospital legal teams, insurance/administrative specialists

The following program content was provided by the speaker.

Overview

This session will analyze the 2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule. Presenters will outline the key changes that will affect patients and health care providers, including utilization management requirements, marketing requirements, the star ratings program and advancing health equity. In particular, attendees can expect to focus on changes to the prior authorization process, highlighting the new continuity of care requirements and changes made to reduce disruptions for beneficiaries. Speakers will present attendees with several examples of how the final rule aims to increase accountability for Medicare Advantage plans, while providing patients and health care providers with more tools and leverage for ensuring consistent access to care. Participants will be able to analyze the final rule and apply concepts to provide improved access to coverage and care.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • analyze the 2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule
    • assess changes to the prior authorization process
    • evaluate how the final rule can increase accountability for Medicare Advantage plans
    • examine key updates that will affect patients and health care providers

Speakers

Catherine “Katie” Cownie, a partner with Dorsey & Whitney LLP's health care transactions and regulations, assists hospitals, health systems, long-term and continuing care providers, home health agencies, mental health providers and other health practitioners. These representations often involve coordination with state licensing boards, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and other governmental entities. Cownie has experience representing clients in Certificate of Need-related matters, as well as in negotiations with Iowa Professional Boards. Additionally, her transactional practice spans contracting, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.

Seamus Taylor is an associate attorney in Dorsey & Whitney LLP's health care transactions and regulations practice group in Des Moines. He regularly advises providers from across the health care industry, including hospitals and health systems, pharmacies, provider groups and vendors. Taylor counsels clients on regulatory and transactional issues ranging from compliance with federal and state regulations, changes of ownership, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

General Information

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute in collaboration with the Iowa Hospital Association.

MHA Health Institute

General Information

Register

Register on or before Tuesday, April 2, to ensure the delivery of instructional materials.

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Cost

  • $225 per person for MHA members
  • $325 per person for nonmembers

This virtual event is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA member hospital CEOs in December 2023.

This event also is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute in collaboration with the Iowa Hospital Association.

Subject Matter Expert

Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler

Vice President of Federal Finance

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1336

Event Contact

Karyn Bonney

Karyn Bonney

Education Specialist

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1384

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