Criminal Justice and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act CLE

    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    ‎11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
    ‎12 – 1:00 p.m. MST
    ‎1 – 2:00 p.m. CST
    ‎2 – 3:00 p.m. EST

    Webinar Participation

    To register for webinar participation, please click the link below. Once you have registered, you will ‎receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. Space is limited so register today! ‎


    Program Overview

    With dwindling federal support for local and state criminal justice programs and the prospects for ‎another huge budget deal within the next two months that could further reduce entitlement and ‎discretionary spending, local and state law enforcement agencies will need to explore further cost ‎saving means to effectively match resources with their strategic plans. In addition, the ‎implementation of the Affordable Care Act will create challenges and opportunities as well for active ‎and retired criminal justice employees and the prison population that they care for in their respective ‎states and jurisdictions. ‎
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    This webinar is intended to brief the local and state law enforcement community on the latest ‎developments with the 2013 federal budget, the impact on key justice programs, major aspects of ‎the Affordable Care Act to consider (Exchanges, Essential Health Benefits, Employer Mandates, ‎Wellness Programs for employees), and the potential for cost savings currently under the Medicaid ‎program and the 2014 expansion of Medicaid for prison populations.‎


    Bill Baylor (Emdeon, Vice President of Government Business Development) Mr. Baylor has been ‎involved in various aspects of the government healthcare payer, Veterans Administration, Indian ‎Health Service and Department of Defense, along with provider and the clinical healthcare ‎information technology services for healthcare and correctional environments for the past 25 ‎years. Recently has worked closely in bringing existing commercial medical insurance EDI tools to ‎various state and local correctional entities in the areas of Medicaid enrollment, medical insurance ‎verification, medication reconciliation, medical claim correct coding, repricing, cost containment and ‎recovery of overpayments. Mr. Baylor resides in Brentwood, TN and is a retired LTC in the US Army. ‎

    Elizabeth Pyke (National Criminal Justice Association, Director of Government Affairs) In her role as ‎Director of Government Affairs, Ms. Pyke carries NCJA members’ policy and funding priorities to ‎Capitol Hill and Executive branch agencies. She also works closely with the other state, local and ‎issue advocacy groups in Washington, DC in coalition on state and local criminal justice issues. For ‎nearly a decade prior to joining NCJA, Ms. Pyke worked for three governors in their federal relations ‎offices in Washington, D.C.‎

    Shane Doucet (Locke Lord Strategies, Partner in Charge, DC) Mr. Doucet has been involved in law ‎enforcement advocacy and health care public policy for more than 15 years. He works closely with ‎criminal justice clients, public pension clients and health and wellness clients to draft and lobby for ‎the passage or amendment of legislation before state and federal legislative bodies. He previously ‎worked for Congressman Chris John (D-Louisiana) who is a former Chairman of the Blue Dog ‎Democrats. As a Legislative Assistant to Rep. John, a member of the Health Subcommittee on the ‎Energy and Commerce Committee, he worked on education, health, judicial, criminal justice, ‎immigration and labor issues. Shane also serves as a staff officer in the District of Columbia ‎National Guard – Joint Force Headquarters.‎

    Tammy Ward Woffenden (Locke Lord LLP, Associate) Ms. Ward Woffenden’s principal area of ‎practice focuses on transactional, regulatory and administrative health law issues. Her areas of ‎experience include HIPAA privacy compliance, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and compliance ‎issues, fraud and abuse including the Anti-Kickback Act and Stark issues, review of contractual ‎arrangements involving health care providers, health care provider licensure and certification matters ‎with state agencies and Medicare/Medicaid, Texas private hospital UPL program, and mergers and ‎acquisitions of health care entities.


    This program is pending approval for 1.0 hour MCLE credit. Please specify the state from which you ‎would like to receive credit when registering.‎

    Who Should Attend

    Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, State Police, District Attorneys, Local and State Corrections and Prison ‎Administrators.‎


    Please contact Emily Vodek at evodek@lockelord.com or 214-740-8821.‎


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