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2013 Annual Health Law Conference

Featuring keynote speaker John Polanowicz, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Polanowicz was sworn in by Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Jan. 22, 2013 and oversees 15 state agencies in this role, serving in Patrick's cabinet. Polanowicz is an experienced health care leader, using his expertise to help Massachusetts increase its already nation-leading access to care, while also tackling the issue of costs.

  • 8:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 9:00 a.m.: Welcome Remarks
    Conference Co-Chair, J. Michael Scully, Esq., Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP, Springfield
  • 9:05 a.m.: Trends in Health Care Fraud Enforcement
  • 10:05 a.m.: Mental Health Parity Issues
    The diverse panel will address the topic from medical and legal advocacy vantage points as well as relevant regulatory perspectives. You will learn about trends in insurance coverage of mental health care, the impact of parity laws, and advocacy initiatives to improve access to essential mental health services.
  • 11:05 a.m.: Networking Break
  • 11:20 a.m.: Keynote Address and Questions and Answers from Secretary John Polanowicz of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • 12:20 p.m.: Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.: Consumer Medical Debt



J. Michael Scully, Esq., conference co-chair
Health New England, Inc., Springfield

Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong, Esq., conference co-chair

Jennifer Bosco, Esq.
Director, Office of Patient Protection, Boston

Sarah Burns, Esq.
Rosenfeld, Rafik & Sullivan PC, Boston

Brian P. Dunphy, Esq.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Boston

Laura Goodman, Esq.
Health Law Advocates Inc., Boston

Clare D. McGorrian, Esq.
Health Law Advocates Inc., Boston

John Polanowicz, Secretary
Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez
Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health

David S. Schumacher, Esq.
US Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

Mckenzie E. Webster, Esq.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Boston

Dr. Jeffrey S. Wisch, MD
Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton Lower Falls

Sponsoring Sections:

Health Law Section

Seminar with On Demand On Demand
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time:9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111
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