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SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute

Thirteenth Annual
SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute

The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986
Meets the Era of Health Care Reform: Continuing Themes and Common Threads

May 20, 2011

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Critical themes in the current health care reform environment include: the role of government regulation in improving the quality of patient care; the use of data reporting and dissemination to inform patients, payers, and providers; and new efforts to reconfigure the relationship between hospitals and physicians. These themes are not new. They have been part of the nation's health policy discussion since at least the enactment of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA)—25 years ago. With the HCQIA, the federal government actively inserted itself into the health care quality regulatory scheme, created the National Practitioner Data Bank, and sought to impact hospital-physician relations in order to support peer review and adjust antitrust risks. The 2011 SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute explores these themes as the nation begins to implement the significant changes embodied in 2010's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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

Cynthia L. Fountaine, Dean and Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Woody Thorne, Vice President, Community Affairs, Southern Illinois Healthcare

Morning Moderator: Michele Mekel, J.D., MHA, MBA, Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law; Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Department of Medical Humanities

9:15 Hospital-Physician Relations in a Post-Health Care Reform Environment
David C. Pate
, M.D., J.D.

10:15 Break

10:30 From Boycotts to Consolidation: The 180° Arc of Antitrust Concern in the 25 Years Since HCQIA Mark Rust, J.D.

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

12:00 Historic and Personal Reflections on HCQIA – Perspectives of a Former Federal Executive William A. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H.

1:00 Break

Afternoon Moderator: Ross Silverman, J.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medical Humanities/ Associate Professor of Medical Jurisprudence

1:15 The Evolution of Health Care Quality Reporting
Kristin Madison
, J.D., Ph.D.

2:15 State Medical Boards: Future Challenges for Regulation and Quality Enhancement of Medical Care James N. Thompson, M.D.

3:15 Evaluation and Adjournment