ABI Health Care Program: Back to the Future
We’re excited to be back in Nashville for this one-of-a-kind program focused on the future of health care and the latest on restructurings in this critical industry. Over two days, this in-person/online hybrid conference will dive into health care fraud and abuse, cybersecurity, financial stressors and labor issues, sales in the industry and more.
Attendees of the virtual program can participate in livestreamed panels and have access to on-demand sessions through November 26, 2021.
Whether in-person or virtually, we look forward to having you join us in exploring the key issues that will plague the health care sphere in the coming years.
ABI is requiring in-person attendees to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to gain admittance to the ABI Health Care Program in Nashville, Tenn. We have made this decision to help ensure that in-person events can take place with lowered risk to participants. If you prefer to attend the program virtually, please let us know as soon as possible.
Throughout the course of the program, ABI will be complying with, and expects its attendees and their guests to comply with, the preventive measures put in place. These include social distancing while inside and wearing masks at program sessions and events. ABI will also be providing contactless check-in and CLE tracking for attendees.
The health and safety of our attendees, guests and ABI staff is always our top priority, so ABI is working closely with our hotel partners to ensure that best practices are in place throughout every step of your meeting journey. By registering for the program, attendees and their guests agree to ABI’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Release.
Registration & Lunch
Sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Kroger: Large Employer’s Pandemic Response
As America’s largest grocer, Kroger knew it had a great responsibility to act from the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a half-million employees and millions of customers coming through its doors each day, Kroger established a COVID-19 task force so that it could react swiftly to ensure the safety of its associates and customers. As businesses across the country were forced to close their doors temporarily — and in many cases indefinitely — it became imperative that Kroger find a way to keep its doors open. Don't miss this fascinating keynote discussion on how Kroger adapted its strategy to the unique circumstances each new day presented, from instituting PPE requirements to testing and vaccination sites, and the data it used to guide its decisions along the way.
The Pandemic, Its Echoes and Its Effects
This session will survey U.S. government health care policy regarding the pandemic from inside the government as the pandemic unfolded. A former deputy secretary and acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will discuss the Provider Relief Fund, Operation Warp Speed and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule changes, and reflect on the health care industry changes to come.
Sponsored by Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
Reactor Panel: Where Have the Restructurings Gone?
As of June 30, 2021, there have been 6,871 chapter 11 filings nationwide since the start of the pandemic, yet only 149 of them were of health care companies. Is there still distress in the industry, or did the U.S.’s stimulus funding correct the distress?
Sponsored by Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
Health Care Fraud Fallout: Financial Implications for the Future
The health care industry is plagued by fraud and abuse issues. What have we seen already, what do we anticipate seeing in the future, and what do health care providers need to know going forward?
Sponsored by Ankura Consulting Group, LLC, Kaufman Hall & Associates, and McDermott Will & Emery
Breakfast & Registration
Sponsored by Polsinelli and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Health Care Market Economics and Pricing
Prof. VanHorn will examine the economic challenges facing the U.S. health care industry, as well as trends that will affect the future configuration of health care services. He will also highlight the price variations that exist in U.S. health care, and discuss the move toward consumerism and price transparency.
Reactor Panel: Health Care Investments Galore: Opportunities and Pitfalls
This panel will discuss where to put your money to work in the industry and the pitfalls to watch for, including cybersecurity issues.
As the Health Care Industry Emerges from COVID-19, What Will the Challenges Be?
This panel will discuss the challenges the industry faces post-pandemic, including how to get supplies, staff and other key ingredients to make the business aspect of health care work.
M&A, Startups and Where We Go from Here
This panel will focus on current M&A activity in the health care industry and where the opportunities lie, including in startups and other technology.
In-Person Attendee Rates
ABI Member & Non-Member: $600
Join & Save*: $950
Online Attendee Rates
ABI Member & Non-Member: $295
Join & Save*: $645
* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership-renewal fee.
In-Person Attendee Cancellation Policy
All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by October 4, 2021. No refunds will be granted after October 4, but substitutions will be allowed. After October 4, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year. Customers who fail to attend without providing notice will be charged the total fee of the conference for which they have registered.
Online Attendee Cancellation Policy
No refunds will be granted for the online program. Should you become unable to attend any or all of the sessions, a recording of all sessions will be sent to you, along with the corresponding educational materials.
The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies.
Financial Hardship Statement
ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Financial assistance is available for this program. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive at least a 50% reduction in the registration fee. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown
315 4th Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37219
ABI has arranged a special conference rate at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown. Please make your reservations by September 23, 2021, to secure this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the September 23 cut-off date or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive reservation instructions after you have registered for the program with ABI. Third-party reservations (travel agent, web, etc.) do not receive the special rate. Room blocks are limited and will sell out.
Air: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown is approximately 8.2 miles from Nashville International Airport (BNA).
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with refreshments during breaks. We try to provide a variety of well-rounded offerings. If you have a specific dietary requirement, please bring it to our attention by calling 703-739-0800 or emailing [email protected] so that it can be accommodated.
Attire is business casual. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case the temperature in the meeting room gets cold.
Speakers are subject to change.
Continuing Education Credit
The live in-person program is eligible for up 6 of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.2 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated, are subject to each state’s approval, and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program. 6.33 hours of CPE* credit are also available. CPE credit is NOT AVAILABLE for viewing on demand recorded sessions.
The live virtual program is eligible for up 6 of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.2 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated, are subject to each state’s approval, and credit-rounding rules and might not be approved prior to the program. Live Virtual: CPE credit is not available.
ABI Health Care Program session recordings will be viewable for on-demand credit until November 26, 2021.
*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.
Financial Hardship Statement
ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to [email protected].