29th Annual Health Law Symposium: Coping with Health Care Market Concentration

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
8:45am to 3:45pm

Pruellage Courtroom

Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies and Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy present the 29th Annual Health Law Symposium: 'Coping with Health Care Market Concentration.'

This day-long conference will explore issues relating to market concentration and competition in the health care sector. Nationally recognized experts in health care policy and law, representatives of leading providers in the St. Louis region, and academics specializing in health and antitrust law will address the rapidly-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.

Participants will also address how shifting policies at the federal and state level will impact health care markets.

Register using the form below.

5.5 MO CLE Credits.


8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m. – OPENING REMARKS

Rob Gatter, J.D.
Professor of Law SLU LAW
Co-Director, Center for Health Law Studies

Thomas (Tim) Greaney, J.D.
Chester A. Meyers Professor of Law, SLU LAW
Co-Director, Center for Health Law Studies

9 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. -- SESSION ONE

Moderated by  Elizabeth Pendo, J.D., Joseph J. Simeone Professor of Law, SLU LAW

The Anticompetitive Potential of Cross-Market Mergers in Healthcare
Jaime S. King, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law
Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy

Competition as Policy Reform: Antitrust, Market-Governance Rules, and Incentives
Emilio Varanini, J.D.
Deputy Attorney General, Antitrust Section 
California Attorney General’s Office

How (And Why) to Address Health Care Prices through Private Antitrust Enforcement
Anne Marie Helm, J.D.
Co-founder, The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition,
UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy

10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. -- BREAK
10:35 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. -- SESSION TWO

Moderated by Sidney Watson, Jane and Bruce Robert Professor, SLU LAW

When is Competition Not Competition?: The Case of Medicare Advantage
Robert A. Berenson, M.D.
Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
Lecturer, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Taking the Vitals of the Medicaid Managed Care Marketplace
Zack Buck, J.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law

Coping with Concentration
Thomas (Tim) Greaney, J.D.
Chester A. Meyers Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
Co-Director, Center for Health Law Studies

11:55 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. -- LUNCH 
1:15 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. -- SESSION THREE

Moderated by Kelly Dineen, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Law & Ethics, SLU LAW,
Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Co-Director, Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics

State Insurance Department Review of Health Insurance Mergers: Law and Practice
Jay Angoff, J.D.
Attorney, Mehri & Skalet PLLC

Competition and Measuring Carrier Efficiency
Scott Vogt, MBA
Senior Vice President, Director of Client Services, Lockton Companies

2:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. -- BREAK
2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. -- SESSION FOUR

Moderated by Ron Levy, Executive-in-Residence, SLU  College for Public Health & Social Justice
Richard J. Liekweg, President, BJC HealthCare
Chris Howard, President of Hospital Operations, Executive Vice President, SSM Health
Jeffrey Johnston, President, Mercy Hospital St. Louis

3:45 p.m. -- Reception in Pavilion


Cheryl Cooper