Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Annual Symposium on Health Law & Policy

Ninth Annual Symposium on Health Law & Policy

Consolidation and its Impact on Quality, Accessibility, and Cost of Care

Presented by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and Annals of Health Law

November 13, 2015
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E. Pearson Street

Program Overview
Spurred on by the federal health reform efforts and the challenging economic environment, the development of “scale,” largely through consolidation, has been embraced by the health care industry as never before. The Ninth Annual Symposium on Access to Health Care hosted by the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, the Quinlan School of Business and Annals of Health Law will explore how consolidation strategies have been used in various healthcare sectors, how consolidation may progress in the foreseeable future, and its impact on the quality, accessibility and cost of care.

The Symposium first will examine hospitals and health systems, which are consolidating at an unprecedented rate to create essentiality through larger operations with more market leverage and the ability to manage risk and reduce waste. Next, the Symposium will examine the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology sector, which is engaging in mergers and acquisitions to support the high cost of research and development, as well as to reduce costs and create synergies in manufacturing and marketing, as well as partnering in the delivery of population health-based care. Third, the Symposium will examine senior services providers.  For a variety of reasons this sector has been ahead of the consolidation wave, but finds itself examining how to assure that its strategies fit with the movement toward bundled payment and integrated care platforms. A panel of safety net providers, patient advocates and others will conclude the Symposium, addressing the question of this massive consolidation wave impacting health care means for patients.

This program has been approved by the CLE Board of the Illinois Supreme Court for 4.25 hours of general CLE credit.

Online registration
for the 2015 Symposium is now open! Questions about registration may be directed to health-law@luc.edu.

Conference Agenda
The conference on November 13th starts at 9:30am. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 9:00am. Click here to access the conference agenda.

Cost Information
Loyola is pleased to present this program free of charge to attendees not seeking CLE credit.  
For those who wish to obtain credit, registration fees will apply as follows:

  • $50 for attendees seeking CLE credit

  • $40 for Loyola alumni seeking CLE credit

  • As part of our wider financial hardship consideration, there is an immediate discount of 50% for attorneys working the areas of government or public interest.

  • There is no charge for CLE credit for Loyola Law faculty, staff, or students.

  • CLE fees are payable at the door by cash or check made payable to Loyola University Chicago.