Missouri Meetings & Events 2012 St. Louis Regional Expo
May 21-22, 2012
Lathrop & Gage LLP
Mr. Herring is a member in the firm’s healthcare practice area. He advises healthcare clients including hospitals, physicians, home health providers, durable medical equipment companies and nursing homes, on the full range of regulatory and business issues. He practices extensively in the areas of healthcare mergers and acquisitions (including physician/hospital joint ventures), physician practice development (including physician practice formation, acquisition/divestiture and consolidation), voluntary compliance program development and implementation, HIPAA compliance program development and implementation, certificate of need and managed care contracting.
Mr. Herring is also a part of the firm’s charitable organizations practice group. In this area, Mr. Herring advises 501(c)(3) public charities on the full range of legal issues, including organizational issues (structuring/restructuring, expansion, mergers, consolidations, and governance), tax issues (application for federal and state tax exemptions), employment issues (executive compensation) and regulatory issues. Mr. Herring currently represents a wide range of 501(c)(3) public charities, including religious organizations, educational organizations, arts organizations, healthcare organizations and human welfare/economic development organizations, operating both within the United States and internationally.
Mr. Herring is the former Director, Legal Services for BJC Health Care. At BJC Mr. Herring served as primary legal counsel for Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Boone Hospital Center, Alton Memorial Hospital and Parkland Health Center. He also served as primary legal counsel for BJC Medical Group. In that role he provided legal advice and direction in connection with the acquisition of medical practices and the employment of physicians.
Panel: The Sunshine Act Impact on Meetings and Events
Tuesday, May 22 at 1:45pm-2:45pm
Valley Amphitheater (main level)
As the industry focuses on transparency and reporting, many questions continue to exist around the uncertainty of The Sunshine Act and the implications and responsibilities casts on planners and suppliers. Join this session and learn from experts:
- What exactly is the Sunshine Act and how will it affect the way I do business?
- What does “Exerting Undue Influence” really mean to me?
- What is “Unprofessional Behavior”?
- Why should I worry about the “Antikickback Statute” of the Medicare and Medicaid Patient Protection Act?
- Can planners and suppliers be liable for violations?
- What can we do to lessen our organization’s risk?