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Foster Swift Sponsors Lansing Regional Chamber 2011 Health Care Forum

On Thursday, October 6, 2011, Foster Swift sponsored the Lansing Regional Chamber 2011 Health Care Forum.  Many of the Foster Swift Health Care Group attorneys were in attendance.  The event included speakers such as Alisa Bennett from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Greg Rhodes from Mercer Health and Benefits, LLC; Margo Johnson from Mercer Health and Benefits, LLC; Nancy McKeague from Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA); and Julie Mann from JMann Consulting Group.  Additionally, the Health Care Forum led into the October Economic Club Luncheon where Dennis Swan, President and CEO of Sparrow Health System, gave the keynote presentation.

Topics of the Health Care Forum included:

  1. health reform and the 2014 mandates;
  2. preventative health and wellness resource benefits and incentives; and
  3. employee benefit and needs programs as a key factor in an organization's ability to attract and retain talent.

In addition to the above Health Care Forum topics, Dennis Swan also spoke about expected health care developments in light of the Health Care Reform Act, as well as Sparrow Health System’s contributions in that regard.  Foster Swift Health Care Group leader, Gary McRay, had the honor of introducing Dennis Swan at this event, "Dennis hopes to increase the quality of health care in Mid-Michigan while reducing its cost."  Overall, these events were well attended, and Foster Swift looks forward to being a partner with the Lansing Regional Chamber Health Care Forum in the future.

If you have any questions about the topics covered at the 2011 Health Care Forum, please contact a member of the Foster Swift Health Care Group or send an email using the form below.

Categories: Health Care Reform

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Gil has over 48 years of health care and administrative law experience.  A prolific writer, many articles authored and co­authored by Gil have appeared in Health Care Weekly Review and numerous health and legal publications.

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With a business-minded approach, and service-oriented delivery, Mindi helps clients navigate challenges and solve problems in the areas of employee benefits law and health care law. Mindi has spoken and written extensively on employee benefits, health care reform, and health care law topics, and is actively involved in a number of legal, professional and industry organizations focused on these issues.

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Gary has nearly 40 years of experience and has earned a reputation for handling sophisticated transactions for hospitals, managed care organizations, HMOs, health insurers, physician groups and other provider entities and for helping his clients stay on top of complex regulatory issues, such as Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark II, Medicare, Medicaid, and BCBSM reimbursement appeals. 

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Best Lawyers® 2020

Congratulations to the attorneys of the Health Care practice group at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition. Firm-wide, 42 lawyers were listed. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and as lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Health Care practice group members listed in Best Lawyers are as follows:

To see the full list of Foster Swift attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2020, click here.