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SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute

Eleventh Annual
SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute

Emerging Issues in HealthCare Regulation: Protecting Patients or Punishing Providers?

May 15, 2009


Regardless of the outcome of currently debated national and state health care financing reform initiatives, the long-term and short-term
effects of governmental regulation on health care providers are likely to be increasingly extensive and pervasive. This program will
explore the various forms that expanding health care regulation are taking and will evaluate the dynamic regulatory environment in terms
of the public policy goal of improving patient access to high quality, affordable health services. Specifically, speakers will focus on the
perplexing question of whether present and emerging approaches to health care regulation are likely to produce as a primary result the
protection of important patient interests or the punitive restriction of provider professional autonomy and financial viability.

Sponsored by:

Southern Illinois Healthcare
Southern Illinois University
School of Law Center for Health Law and Policy
School of Medicine Department of Medical Humanities
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C


8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome and Introductions

Peter C. Alexander, J.D., Dean and Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Rex Budde, President, Southern Illinois Healthcare

Morning Moderator: Marshall B. Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., Garwin Distinguised Professor of Law & Medicine, Professor of Medical Humanities, Co-Director, Center for Health Law & Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Law

9:15 “Paying Physicians to Improve Health Care Quality and Efficiency: The Regulatory Challenges”
Daniel H. Melvin, J.D., McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago, IL

10:15 Break

10:30 “Evolution of the Healthcare Quality Journey from an Emphasis on Cost Reduction to Focus on Facilitating Patient Safety ”
John A. Anderson, M.D., J.D.

11:30 Lunch - Supported by a grant from Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.

12:00 "Illinois Legal Developments Affecting Physicians and Hospitals ”
Robert Kane, J.D.,Illinois State Medical Society

1:00 Break

Afternoon Moderator: W. Eugene Basanta, J.D., LL.M., Southern Illinois Healthcare Professor of Law, Professor of Medical Humanities, Co-Director, Center for Health Law and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Law

1:15 “An un-Reason-able Environment - Punishing Patients and Physicians ”
Patricia E. Sokol, R.N., J.D.

2:15 “The Hospital Board: In Search of Its Mission ”
John D. Blum, J.D., M.H.S.

3:15 Evaluation and Adjournment