Health Care & Life Sciences Section

April 14, 2015
CMS Introduces the “Next Generation” ACO Model

The Next Generation ACO Model offers expanded financial incentives that increase performance risk for greater reward. See this post for more information.

April 6, 2015
HCFAC Program Returns Over $27 Billion to Medicare Trust Fund

Since the inception of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program, it has returned more than $27.8 billion to the Medicare Trust Fund. See this post for more information.

April 2, 2015
U.S. House Passes Bill to Overhaul Medicare Payment System

The U.S. House passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Medicare payment system on March 26, 2015. See this post for more details.

April 2, 2015
FDA Issues Guidance on Labeling Reusable Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance on labeling reusable medical devices in the wake of a UCLA Medical Center "super-bug" outbreak. See this post for details.

March 30, 2015
Health Law and Policy Podcast

Looking to stay informed on the most recent developments in health law and policy? Check out this post for details about a local health law professional's weekly podcast.

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The purpose of the IndyBar Health Care & Life Sciences Section is to provide a forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its lawyer members to serve their clients more effectively; to produce the highest quality non-partisan educational programs, products and services concerning health law and life sciences issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected health care and life sciences legal issues.
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A Message from the Section Chair

Anna Kirkman

“Welcome to the Health Care & Life Sciences Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association! This section, which has long served attorneys who represent or otherwise engage with health care systems and providers, recently expanded to also address the needs of those who work within the burgeoning Indianapolis life sciences industry. We work hard to provide our members with a compelling array of relevant educational offerings, networking forums and leadership opportunities – and we pride ourselves on being a valuable resource for Indianapolis attorneys seeking to stay on top of these rapidly evolving and complex areas of law. This year, we also look forward to providing our members with more philanthropic activities.

We invite you to not only attend our events and consider membership in our section, but also to contact us if you are interested in being more involved. Please feel free to email me directly if you have ideas about CLE topics you would like us to broach; have interest in posting a relevant event, award or substantive contribution to our web page; or would like to be considered for future participation on our section’s executive committee.  Here’s to a fabulous year of learning, collaboration and fun with colleagues new and old!”

Anna Obergfell Kirkman- 2015 Health Care & Life Sciences Section Chair - Eskenazi Health