February 15, 2012
ATLANTA - The Student Health Law Association (SHLA) and the Center for Health, Law & Society co-sponsored Kim Roeder’s presentation on recent developments in governmental health program reforms authorized under the Affordable Care Act. Held on January 23, the event was open to the public, allowing both students and practicing attorneys to attend.
Ms. Roeder, a partner in King & Spalding’s Healthcare Practice Group in Atlanta, discussed the Medicare shared savings program and accountable care organizations, the bundled payment demonstration project, medical homes, and other Innovation Center projects. She began by discussing the changes to past and current delivery systems, and then outlined the new Medicare shared saving program’s encouragement of accountable care organizations (ACOs). She explained the potential tensions in implementing these new structures and also discussed the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation and its demonstration projects.
After speaking to attendees about these evolving health care delivery systems, Ms. Roeder answered attendee’s questions. This question-and-answer session sparked lively discussion about the challenges to funding these ACO’s and the Innovation Center as well as the practicability of the new delivery systems.
"Ms. Roeder’s presentation opened my eyes to very interesting developments that could change the way health care providers organize their administrative systems," said first-year student Ruthie Keister. "Based on the large number of practicing attorneys in attendance, I could tell that this was a very relevant emerging issue for the health law field."
A video of the program may be viewed here.
Leah N. Murphy
Georgia State University College of Law
Juris Doctor Candidate, expected May 2014