Akerman is a sponsor of the American Bar Association Health Law Section 16th Annual Conference, "Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law." Carolyn Metnick
will moderate the panel titled, "Alignment and Accountability: Trends and Innovation in Post-Reform Healthcare Delivery." Her panel will discuss the regulatory and legal enforcement implications associated with various models, including gain-sharing, ACOs, and clinically integrated networks, while highlighting several regulatory compliant options for structuring provider payments in this rapidly changing landscape. In addition, Paul Lillios will also moderate a panel, "Balancing the Competing Interests of the Patient, Provider and Public in Managing Highly Infectious Diseases in the United States." This panel will discuss the challenges of safeguarding and balancing the health and rights of suspected patients, the treating healthcare providers, and the public. The Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA. Its nearly 9,500 members represent clients in all segments of the healthcare industry, including physicians, hospitals and other institutional providers, teaching and research organizations, managed care organizations and other third-party payors, pharmaceutical companies, and device manufacturers.